Spain Experiences its Worst Train Accident in 40 Years

An increase in train derailments was one of the first symptoms of the approach of Planet X to become noticeable, being expressed even before Planet X entered the inner solar system in 2003.

Planet X was described as affecting the Earth from afar, like tugging on the edge of a spider web where the effects are felt elsewhere on the web; in this way there has been an increase in earthquakes and unpredictable weather going back years, even before Planet X entered the solar system, due to the increased swirling of the Earth’s core.

It is therefore logical that an increase in train derailments would accompany any increase in seismic activity – train tracks need to be straight and even the slightest shift to the side of a section of track would cause a train to derail.

The area most affected by train derailments is the stretch zone.  Stretch zone quakes are silent, and people are generally unaware anything is happening, although signs such as booms and trumpet sounds can occur.

This zone stretches from Western Europe across the Eurasian Plate, and also includes the South-East United States, the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Red Sea and the African Rift.

In other parts of the world, shifting ground is more associated with earthquakes that people are aware of, such as the Pacific which is compressing, so authorities inspect railway tracks after any seismic activity, reducing the likelihood of accidents.



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Comment by KM on January 12, 2019 at 7:15pm

Chaos on the Trans-Siberian Railway as Russian coal train derails tearing up 1,000ft-stretch of track and blocking the famous route beloved by tourists

  • Twenty-nine carriages derailed in the Irkutsk region close to Lake Baikal today
  • Overhead power lines were torn down and some 1,000ft of track was damaged
  • Emergency trains were sent to scene bringing workers to clear the spilled coal 

Part of the world's longest railway was blocked today after 29 carriages of a coal cargo train fell off the tracks, causing delays of up to eight hours. 

A section of the famous Trans-Siberian line was blocked after the derailment on the Delyur-Tyret section of the East Siberian Railway, some 2,918 miles east of Moscow.  

There wasn't any reports of injuries, but overhead power lines were torn down and some 1,000ft of track was damaged in both east and west directions, say reports.

Twenty-nine carriages filled with coal derailed in the Irkutsk region close to Lake Baikal today

Twenty-nine carriages filled with coal derailed in the Irkutsk region close to Lake Baikal today

Pictures showed the derailed cargo carriages blocking the famous railway in the Irkutsk region close to the Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world. 

Emergency trains were sent to the scene bringing workers to clear the track and restore broken overhead power cables.

The incident was today delaying trains on the seven-day long Moscow to Vladivostok route across Russia, a favourite of tourists.

Trains from Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar to Moscow were hit by the delays too.

'Train movements in both directions on the Trans-Siberian railway were blocked in the aftermath of the accident,' reported The Siberian Times.

Two major passenger services were delayed up to eight hours, said Arkady Petshik, chief of corporate communications for East Siberian Railway.

Dozens of workers and several diggers tried to clear the track and fix overhead power cables

Dozens of workers and several diggers tried to clear the track and fix overhead power cables

The incident earlier today meant that trains on the seven-day long Moscow to Vladivostok route across Russia, a favourite of tourists, were delayed

The incident earlier today meant that trains on the seven-day long Moscow to Vladivostok route across Russia, a favourite of tourists, were delayed

Staff 'are doing everything in our power to fix the damage as soon as possible and restore the normal train timetable'.

The most serious delays are on a service from Ulaanbaatar to Moscow, and another from Moscow to Vladivostok

The cause of the incident is being investigated.

A railway source said: 'Twenty nine carriages containing coal derailed on the Delyur-Tyret' section of the East Siberian Railway [part of the Trans-Siberian Railway] in Zalarinsky District [of Irkutsk Region] … The traffic in both directions is blocked.' 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 11, 2019 at 4:59am

Train derails in Lagos, Leaving many Injured & Others Trapped | WATCH

Channels is reporting that several passengers are reported to have been injured following a train accident at the Mongoro area of Ikeja, Lagos.

The news channels says that one of the train coaches was said to have fallen off the rail track while in motion, causing another coach to derail, trapping the passengers in them.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 11, 2019 at 4:01am

Freight train derails into backyard, narrowly missing house

A freight train flew off the rails in the center of a small North Texas town Wednesday morning, smashing into a resident's backyard and just narrowly missing his house, reports said.

Seven of the Union Pacific cargo train's 13 empty rail cars overturned in Aubrey, about 50 miles north of Dallas, Fox 4 Dallas reported. The locomotive remained upright.

The train derailed into Rick Huckabee's yard, where it knocked down a tree that fell and damaged a portion of his roof, Fox 4 reported.

“I just called my wife and told her we had a train in the backyard,” he told the station. “We’re fortunate. It didn’t really tear up anything we can’t fix, except for that tree."

“I just called my wife and told her we had a train in the backyard. We’re fortunate. It didn’t really tear up anything we can’t fix, except for that tree."

— Rick Huckabee, resident of Aubrey, Texas

City Administrator Mark Kaiser said there were no injuries or damage to any structures, but an empty freight car punched through a resident’s backyard fence by about 4 feet.

Union Pacific officials don’t know yet what caused the derailment, which closed the rail line between Fort Worth and McAlester, Oklahoma, until Thursday.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 10, 2019 at 3:37am

Evacuation ordered after train derails in Georgia town

Some residents in a small Georgia town have been evacuated after a train derailed Sunday night. Emergency management officials in Bartow confirmed hydrochloric acid spilled from some of the cars. An area church opened their doors as an evacuation center for those ordered to leave their homes.

It is not clear how many cars have derailed. There have been no injuries reported but hazmat crews were on the scene late Sunday evening.

and another:

Shock as train derails
9:30 AM Tuesday Jan 8, 2019

It is not yet known why the train derailed. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER

Cause of incident being investigated

A passenger train derailed in Masterton on Sunday afternoon as it headed to the station to collect passengers.

The derailment included the locomotive and part of the passenger carriage but no passengers were on the train at the time.

Acting Chief Operations Officer at KiwiRail Henare Clarke said the cause of the derailment was not known at time of publication.

“KiwiRail apologises for the inconvenience.

“Re-railing the locomotive may take some time as it will need to be lifted by crane.

“It is hoped this can be completed [Monday] to allow services to resume.”

Sunday night’s services to and from Wellington were cancelled and replaced by buses.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 6, 2019 at 5:08pm

From December 13 2018

Turkey train crash: At least nine dead in Ankara

  • 13 December 2018

A crash involving a high-speed train at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara has killed at least nine people and injured 47, Turkey's transport minister has said.

Images from the scene showed emergency services working to rescue people from badly damaged carriages.

Reports quoting local officials said the high-speed train had collided with another train, then an overpass.

The accident occurred at about 06:30 local time (03:30 GMT).

Image copyright Anadolu Agency

The crash happened at the Marsandiz railway station, around 8km (5 miles) from Ankara's main station.

At a news conference, Ankara governor Vasip Sahin said the train was travelling from Ankara to the southern city of Konya when it collided with a locomotive inspecting tracks at the station.

Three train drivers were among nine people killed in the crash, according to Turkish Transport Minister Cahit Turhan.

Turkey's state-funded Anadolu Agency reports that 206 passengers were on board the train. Three of the injured are said to be in a serious condition.

A large number of emergency workers arrived at the scene shortly after the collision, which occurred in snowy conditions.

Search and rescue efforts are still under way. The Ankara state prosecutor's office says it has launched an official investigation into the cause of the crash.

In a tweet (in Turkish), the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects quoted it.... It added: "The accident is murder!"

In July, 24 people were killed in Turkey when a train travelling from the north-western town of Kapikule en route to Istanbul derailed.

HORROR CRASH in Ankara, Turkey as high-speed train DERAILS leaving ...

A total of two carriages were derailed as a result of the crash. It occurred as the train collided with the main gate of Ankara’s Marsandiz train station. The Ankara governor has confirmed four people were killed as a result of the crash.

The train was travelling between the capital Ankara and the Turkish province of Konya when it crashed into an overpass.

Two carriages were toppled over and derailed as a result of the impact, CNN Turk reported.

The broadcaster added there had been casualties, but gave no details on how many.

However, later reports from local officials said there had been four fatalities and 43 injuries.

A high-speed train has crashed in the Turkish capital (Image: TWITTER-)

High-speed train crash: emergency services rush to the scene to help with casualties (Image: GETTY)

Ankara train crash: photos from the crash show the extent of the damage (Image: GETTY)

Video footage showed emergency workers at the scene, where carriages were trapped beneath the mangled metal wreckage of an overpass.

The crash occurred at 6.30 am (3.30am GMT).

Speaking to reporters at the crash site, Ankara governor Mr Sahin said the high-speed train had crashed into a locomotive which carries out track inspections.

Ambulances arrived at the scene of the crash to deal with many casualties.

Ankara train crash: a vast collapsed structure shows how badly the high-speed train crashed (Image: GETTY)

Ankara train crash: the train was travelling to the province of Konya (Image: GETTY)

Video footage from the scene shows the train wreckage and multiple shards of metal protruding out from a large collapsed structure.

Several emergency service personnel can be seen attending the crash in reflective jackets and helmets as they scour the debris for signs of life.

One casualty can be seen being escorted away from the site on a stretcher.

An image shows the rubble and destruction from the crash (Image: GETTY)

Meanwhile, what appears to be search and rescue teams can be observed using torches to search the rubble.

The Ankara–Istanbul high-speed railway is a 533km (331mile) long high-speed railway currently running between Ankara and Pendik (a suburb of Istanbul).

It can reach maximum speeds of 250kmph (155mph).

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 4, 2019 at 6:19am

Cleanup continues after Beaufort County train derailment

BLOUNTS CREEK, NC (WITN) - Railroad officials say they expect track repairs to be completed later today from that New Year's Day train derailment in Beaufort County.

Norfolk Southern says 12 tanker cars carrying molten sulfur derailed from a 97-car CSX train around 1:50 a.m. Tuesday.

The CSX train was operating on Norfolk Southern tracks and was headed to the phosphate mine in Aurora.

Crews have so far been able to re-rail five of the tankers and moved them, while seven cars remain at the site near Stilley Station Road in Blounts Creek.

Norfolk Southern says between 6,000 and 8,000 gallons of the molten sulfur escaped from the tankers. The sulfur is transported as a liquid, but cools rapidly and solidifies, according to the railroad.

The hardened sulfur will be removed and replaced with new soil, Norfolk Southern told WITN News.

The cause of the derailment remains under investigation, while Stilley Station Road should reopen later today.

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First responders in Beaufort County are on the scene of a train derailment in the Blounts Creek community

Beaufort County Fire Marshal Curtis Avery says a CSX train carrying molten sulfur derailed around 1:50 am.

Blounts Creek Fire Chief David Williams says eleven tanker cars derailed and Stilley Station Rd. is shut down near the intersection with Highway 33.

Norfolk Southern Railroad, which owns the tracks, is bringing in a contractor with heavy equipment to remove the tankers.

The train was bound for Nutrien Aurora Phosphate in Aurora, formerly known as PCS Phosphate.

Avery says there was a slight fire initially that has since been contained by several responding agencies.

Beaufort County Emergency Management, North Carolina Emergency Management, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, Highway Patrol, a hazmat team from Williamston Fire-Rescue-EMS and Chocowinity EMS all responded.

No injuries have been reported. Avery says there is no threat to the community.

The cause of the derailment is under investigation.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 4, 2019 at 4:49am

6 killed, 16 injured in train accident on Danish bridge

Posted: 5:50 AM, Jan 02, 2019
Updated: 6:50 AM, Jan 02, 2019

Six people were killed and 16 injured in an accident Wednesday morning involving a commuter train on the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark, Danish police said.

The accident took place around 7:35 a.m. local time. The area was experiencing high winds and powerful waves caused by Storm Alfrida.

The accident, which involved two trains, occurred on a bridge linking the Danish islands of Zealand and Funen, a Danish police spokeswoman said. Police were first called at 7:35 a.m. (1:35 am ET), she said.

Passengers have been evacuated from the train but police and rescue teams are still working at the scene.

A spokesman for brewing company Carlsberg told CNN that Carlsberg beer was being transported on a freight train over the bridge. "The train was carrying our goods apparently, but we do not transport our own goods in Denmark," said Kasper Elbjorn from Carlsberg, which has its headquarters in Copenhagen. The beer was carried by Deutsche Bahn Cargo Scandinavia, he said.

No cause for the accident has been established yet by police but the two trains may have had contact, the police spokeswoman said.

Danish police cannot yet confirm the number of dead, nor who the victims are, the spokeswoman said. All possible causes are being investigated.

Passenger Jim Nielson, who is from Denmark but lives in Ireland, told CNN he was going to the airport to catch a flight back after the holidays when the incident occurred.

"I was on the second coach when the crash happened. There was a cargo train coming from Zealand, the opposite direction. It was shaking due to the strong wind," he said.

"One of the containers was blown off the cargo train into the rails, because of the wind. Our driver tried to stop the train, pulling the brake. But the train continued to drive a bit, and crashed into the container blown off from the cargo.

"I saw sparks coming from the wheels. I ducked and bumped my head. Ten seconds later I heard a sudden bang. Then the train came into a halt. There was a lot of confusion, total darkness. Passengers on the first coach took the hardest hit, I believe that's where most of the casualties are."

Nielson said the train was very crowded at the time. Emergency services arrived within 10 to 15 minutes, he said, and used special equipment to open the doors, which were jammed.

Nielson spoke from an evacuation center in the city of Nyborg, on Funen, where he was taken with scores of others from the train. "It's a bad way to start the New Year, but I'm glad to be safe," he said.

Flemming Jensen, managing director of Denmark's national rail service, DSB, said it took the accident very seriously.

"Our thoughts are with relatives and we are doing all we can and what is practically possible, to assist clients and their relatives," he said.

The bridge has now reopened to road traffic heading east but with speed restrictions in place, police said. Drivers are urged to show respect by not taking pictures or slowing down to look at the crash scene.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 31, 2018 at 10:42pm

No injuries reported after train derailment, spill in McDowell County

Sunday, December 30th 2018

On Sunday, the NC DOT reports that the unpaved section of S.R.- 1566/Peppers Creek Road is closed due to a train derailment that occurred around 11 a.m.

The road is closed from the end of pavement to the Mitchell County Line.

CSX Corporate Communications tells News 13 that a westbound freight train derailed four cars in Ashford, N.C. There were no injuries to the crew, CSX also tells News 13.

"Safety is our top priority and CSX personnel and contractors are on site to assess the situation and develop a plan to fully clean up and restore the area,” a CSX representative further stated.

Local authorities also confirmed an active ammonium nitrate spill, saying there is no threat to public safety, and there were no injuries reported..

Solid ammonium nitrate spilled but was contained by a hazmat contractor on the scene.

At 3 p.m. on Sunday, the cars had not yet re-railed.

and another:

Freight train derails near Ernfold

A CP freight train derailment near Ernfold, Sask. caused traffic to move a bit slower than normal Monday morning.

The Highway Hotline said Highway 1 was down to one lane.

CP said the train derailed around 11:10 p.m. Sunday; it estimated 26 freight cars went off the tracks. There were no injuries and no public safety concerns.

Alex Cogger was driving in the area around 5 a.m. Monday.

“There was not a lot of people on the highways this early in the morning, but I slowed down to 60 km/h since it was down to one lane.”

He said he saw about 15 to 20 rail cars derailed from the track, and noted there was grain spilled along the tracks and heavy machinery was cleaning it up.

Canadian Pacific Railway police and RCMP members were on scene at the incident.

and another:

Matheran toy train derails for 5th time this year, back on track within 1 hour

There was no damage to the rake and no one has been injured as the rake was empty when it derailed.

Mumbai December 31, 2018

  • Central Railway CPRO’s office confirmed the derailment
  • The train covers a total distance of 21 km amidst the hills and picturesque forests of Matheran
  • Matheran is a famous tourist hill station located close to Mumbai and Pune

The Matheran toy train derailed today (December 31) at around 3:30 pm while the empty rake was being shunted at the Matheran station. This is the fifth incident of the legendary toy train derailment this year.

Central Railway CPRO’s office confirmed the derailment but said that the rake was back on track at around 5 pm and services were resumed.

The Matheran narrow gauge line conducts a total 17 services from Neral railway station to Matheran. This includes eight Down and nine Up services. On weekends and holidays, a total of 22 services are run between Matheran and Neral.

There have been around five incidents of derailments of the toy train since October this year including the one that happened today.

The first incident took place in October, few days after the train resumed services after the monsoon break when a luggage-cum-brake van coach derailed near Aman Lodge station followed by the other two derailments that took place on December 9 and December 20.

No passengers or staffers have been injured in any of the incidents. The toy train services remained suspended for two years between 2016 and 2017 after several incidents of derailment that took place in the said period.

The toy train comprises of one first class coach, three second class coaches and two brake vans. It covers a total distance of 21 km amidst the hills and picturesque forests of Matheran.

Matheran is a famous tourist hill station located close to Mumbai and Pune. Huge crowds visit the hill station on every possible weekend and holidays.

The crowd presently at the hill station is very high in number due to New Year’s Eve. Huge crowds queue up to the ticket counters of Neral and Matheran railway stations respectively to get hold of the tickets before the limited number of tickets are sold out.

There was no damage to the rake and no one has been injured as the rake was empty when it derailed.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 23, 2018 at 6:18am

Over 10 injured as metro train derails in Marseille, France

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 17, 2018 at 4:55am

Train derails near Kiowa

KIOWA, Okla. (KXII) - Crews are working to clean up a train derailment just north of Kiowa.

It happened Sunday around 6:30 a.m. Crews said 16 rail cars and rear-facing locomotive derailed about two miles north of Kiowa in Pittsburg County.

They tell us the train was carrying steel, grain and beer but nine of the 16 cars that derailed were empty.

Nobody was hurt. The cause of the derailment is still under investigation.

We're told there was no hazardous material on the train

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