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 Starr DiGiacomo on June 21, 2011 at 9:06am

20. 06. 11. - 15:27

Mudflow derails train

A passenger train has been derailed by a mudstream.

The train – operated by German railway company Deutsche Bahn AG, had to abandon its ride after it was hit by a mudflow near Zirl, Tyrol, on Saturday evening. None of its 25 passengers were injured. They continued their journey to Innsbruck via coach.

Local authorities said today (Mon) the affected track had to be shut to remove the masses of mud. The region was just one of many Austrian areas which experienced powerful thunderstorms at the weekend.


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 21, 2011 at 9:04am

Train derails after hitting land slip

A freight train partially derailed after hitting a slip in North Canterbury late last night. 

The northbound train struck the slip between Claverley and Oaro, south of Kaikoura, about 11pm, KiwiRail spokeswoman Jenni Austin said.

The driver suffered minor injuries and was treated at a local medical centre.

Ms Austin said the crash site would be inspected at first light.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 12, 2011 at 8:17am
Train derails near Kasara
Published: Sunday, Jun 12, 2011, 0:45 IST
By DNA Correspondent | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

Passengers of the 01062 Darbhanga-Mumbai Express had a narrow escape as six coaches and its locomotive derailed in the mountainous Thal ghat section near Kasara early morning on Friday.

The entire section of Thal ghat has many tunnels and viaducts. Though there were no major injuries, officials said a few passengers suffered minor injuries and were given first-aid.

Though railway officials said they were not able to ascertain the cause of the derailment immediately and had begun investigations, sources said that a welding fault leading to a crack in the long-welded rail tracks could be one of the reasons of the accident. “The cause of the investigation is yet to be ascertained,” a CR spokesperson said.

“Opened in the 1860s, the ghat section between Kasara and Igatpuri runs through a number of tunnels and a mountainous terrain, including the large Ehgaon viaduct in the section and the accident could have led to a major disaster if the train was faster,” an official said.

“Passengers from the affected coaches were shifted to other coaches and the remaining coaches of the train reached Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at Kurla at 7.50am. Passengers of other trains were detrained at Igatpuri and road transport arrangements are also being made. Additional suburban services are being run between Kasara and Kalyan,” a CR press release said.

“We are yet to pin-point the exact cause of the derailment. The line was cleared and section was thrown open by 2pm,” chief spokesperson Vidyadhar Malegaonkar said.

The East Central Railway (ECR) opened helplines in Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur and Hajipur to provide information about the passengers travelling by the train.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 9, 2011 at 8:44am

One killed as goods train derails in Korukkupet

CHENNAI: In a freak mishap, a railway pointsman fell under the wheels of a goods wagon, which derailed at Korukkupet in North Chennai on Wednesday, killing him on the spot. The victim, who was piloting the train to the shed, was identified as Ravikumara Pillai hailing from Mavelikara near Alapuzha in southern Kerala.

According to sources, 18 wagons loaded with steel plates were headed towards the Korrukupet Goods Shed from Tondiarpet railway station for unloading. The wagons were attached to locos on both ends, driven by two Loco Pilots, besides being assisted by two pointsmen.

The pointsmen would alight near the points to manually fix the right track for the trains between Tondiarpet and Korrukupet. When the goods train was moving towards the Goods Shed at 3pm, the loco crossed over the point leading to the wrong track and derailed. Ravikumara Pillai jumped from the loco to escape, but came under the wheels of the same train, and was killed on the spot.

“Overloading of wagons and exceeding the capacity of the loco could be the prime reason for the derailment,” a pointsman, under the condition of anonymity, claimed. He said, “A loco can only pull five wagons at a given time. To move more rakes, another loco with similar capacity was attached to the tail end to push the wagons. In such a scenario, though the train moves at a snail’s pace, its movement cannot be arrested immediately despite applying the brakes due to the pressure exerted from the loco on the other end. “

Another possibility that could have led to the derailment is the split in the point. “Many children playing at the vacant plots in the vicinity imitate the pointsman to change the lever, which goes unnoticed on several occasions. This could have also caused derailment,” sources underlined.

When contacted, S Anantharaman, Divisional Railway Manager, Chennai Division, Southern Railway, said an inquiry had been ordered into the derailment. “The inquiry committee, consisting of four senior officers, will submit its report in a week. Different aspects regarding the derailment would be probed,” he added.

Root Cause Eliminated

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 8, 2011 at 8:07am

BREAKING NEWS: Train derails near Bole

At noon BNSF crew members are working to clear the derailed train from the road. (Acantha photo by April Spaulding)

Crews from BNSF responded Tuesday morning to a grain train derailment in Teton County on the track near Bole between Fairfield and Choteau. One car tipped off the tracks and spilled grain into a field while the remainder of the cars, still on the tracks, blocked the railroad crossing on Basin Lane, a rural gravel road running north and south.

Teton County Sheriff Keith VanSetten said his office was notified of the derailment at about 10:30 a.m. and had dispatched a deputy to the scene. VanSetten said he suspected that weather conditions probably contributed to the derailment as the area has received significant rainfall over the past several weeks and it had been raining steadily in the area for several hours.

Gus Melonas, BNSF public affairs director from Seattle, said the train was traveling from Choteau to Great Falls at 5 m.p.h. Three cars were involved in the derailment with two upright and off the track and a third on its side. He estimated about a quarter of ton of wheat was spilled from the tipped car.

Melonas said approximately 15 to 20 BNSF personnel from around the region, Great Falls to Havre, were dispatched to the site. They will begin clean up and hope to have the area clear by late today.

He said there were no injuries in the derailment and no hazardous material involved in the spill.

On June 7 this grain train derailed on Basin Lane north of 5th Lane near Fairfield. The other portion of the train including the engine had already been set free from the derailed portion. (Acantha photo by April Spaulding)

BNSF has made no official determination on the cause of the derailment but all indications are that a saturated rail bed was the main factor.


VanSetten said he did not know of any other road closures due to flooding in the county so far, but noted that a plugged culvert on Old Highway 89 out of Fairfield between 12th and 13th lanes had caused water to flow over the roadway. The County Road Department has put up caution signs.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 7, 2011 at 10:14pm

Coal train cars derail east of Aitkin

Posted: June 6, 2011 - 5:07pm

About 12 cars on a BNSF coal train derailed east of Aitkin Monday afternoon.

No injuries were reported. 

The train was eastbound coming from Montana and headed to Superior, Wis. when the cars derailed about 2 p.m. 

The train, with three locomotives and 123 loaded cars, typically has two crew members — an engineer and a conductor. 

Amy McBeth, BNSF spokeswoman, said it’s too early to say what may have caused the derailment. Railway crews were headed to the scene to assess the situation and work on the cleanup. 

“We’ll have a better idea once we assess the situation more,” McBeth said. 

One coal car typically carries 116 tons of coal. 

BNSF reports 12 trains are typically on that line within a 24-hour period. BNSF crews will be on site to cleanup spilled coal and inspect the track for any needed repair before it will be open again. Rail cars that can be salvaged may be put back on the rails or scrapped depending on damage.

“So anytime a track is shut down that will cause delays for us and it’s an impact in the community in which we operate so our crews will be working as quickly as possible,” McBeth said.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 7, 2011 at 10:09pm

SHARON, Vt. — Passengers on Amtrak's northbound and southbound Vermonter trains are going to be taking the bus between St. Albans and Springfield, Mass.

On Sunday evening two wheels of one car on the northbound Vermonter came off the track in Sharon.

Amtrak spokeswoman Danelle Hunter says there were 85 passengers and five crew members on the train when it went off the track. There were no injuries.


She says the train has since been put back on the track and the rail cleared, but on Monday Amtrak passengers in Vermont will be bused between Vermont stations and Springfield.

Hunter says she's unsure when regular Amtrak service will resume in Vermont.


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 6, 2011 at 9:28pm

ZetaTalk: Imploding Cities
Note: added during the Nov 30, 2002 Live ZetaTalk IRC Session.

Cities have several stories under them, where electrical wires and plumbing run, so as to keep this from the streets above. It is not just those cables and pipes buried in roadways, but the deep basements of skyscrapers that we are addressing. The Earth, in areas where it is being stretched, like the entire eastern portion of North America and western portion of Europe, will find the ground adjusting. What does it take to break a supporting structure, causing the mass to come down? And if the mass drops, the buildings where this plumbing went up into are finding a tug down where they were least designed to expect this. This weakens the infrastructure of the building, and it then starts to implode and plummet. As in earthquakes, building affect their neighbors, and fire starts and spreads. When would this start, and where? We are not allowed to pinpoint the city or estimated date, just as we are not allowed to do so with earthquakes. However, we can say this, that anyone living in stretch zones should expect this to happen at any moment, as the trail derailments have shown that earth movements of this kind, a separating of support, has started. Many cities are rooted in rock, but this also can shift, one side down, the other tilted up, and this alone would cause adjustments in the cities above. In cities in compression zones, or slip-slide, the results are similar, but accompany quakes. This, city disasters along with quakes, is called earthquake damage. Our imploding buildings Prediction will not be called as correct until such matters happen outside of quake accompaniment.

The North American stretch zones in relation to train derailments

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 4, 2011 at 8:24am

18 railcars derail from train in Harpersville; no injuries

A train derailed near the intersection of Dead Hollow Road and Rock School Road in Harpersville Friday around 3 p.m. Out of the train's total of 97 cars, 18 rail cars came off the tracks. Some of those cars contained hazardous, federally-regulated chemicals. None of the hazardous chemicals leaked from their containers, confirmed the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

The train was a CSX Transportation train headed from Birmingham to Atlanta. It is still too early to determine the cause of the derailment. No injuries have been reported.

As a precautionary action, residents within a 300 yard radius of the derailment site were evacuated and local roadways closed to all traffic. The fact that none of the hazardous material leaked greatly reduces the the risk to local residents and first responders to the scene. People who live in the area should be able to return to their residences soon.

The Harpersville Police, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Shelby County Sheriff's Department and other local agencies are responding to the scene of the derailment.

FOX6 News has crews at the scene and will update this story as more information becomes available.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 3, 2011 at 3:34am

Station Road in Amherst still closed a crews work to clear train derailment

Published: Wednesday, June 01, 2011, 1:14 PM     Updated: Wednesday, June 01, 2011, 2:26 PM
ae derailment 1.jpg06.012011 | AMHERST - Crews from R J Corman Derailment Services, LLC work to remove derailed freight cars at the intersection with Station Rd. Wednesday.  

AMHERST - Station Road remains closed today as crews work to clear the scene of a train derailment that happened around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

No injuries were reported in the incident, which saw seven freight cars carrying steel billets spill across the road and into the surrounding woods.

The crossing at Station Road is blocked by a single 65-foot gondola car, according to an update on the town's website.

The train was owned by New England Central Railroad, the St. Albans, Vt. company that operates on the 400 miles of track between the Vermont and Quebec borders and New London, Conn.

The cleanup effort began around 10 a.m. today after the arrival of specialized heavy equipment.

W. David Ziomek, who is acting as town manager while John P. Musante is away, said Tuesday that it could take days to clear the scene.

In addition to the closing of Station Road, the Norwottuck Rail Trail is also closed from Station Road to Southeast Street and from Station Road to Belchertown.

While the incident was not considered a hazardous materials emergency, the derailment caused heavy damage to the tracks and damaged a Sprint fiber optic transmission cable.

Sprint personnel were at the scene Wednesday working to repair the cable.

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