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 July 22, 2011 at 5:36pm

Red Line, Metra hit by heat, derailment


(Crain's) — Heat has hampered the Red Line and a Metra collision with a car that left two people dead will create delays for commuter using both services.

The Chicago Transit Authority said excessive heat has created a problem in the Red Line rail and repairs will force trains to operate on single track between the Cermak-Chinatown and the Sox-35th stops. The repairs are expected to be complete by Thursday evening.

The CTA will offer a bus shuttle between its Roosevelt and 47th Street stations that will stop at each Red Line station.

Metra officials said a commuter train heading into Chicago has derailed in suburban Oak Forest killing two people. The incident, which happened around 4 p.m., involved a car, a Metra spokeswoman said. She said there were injuries to train passengers, but they don't appear life threatening. It wasn't immediately clear whether those killed were in the car involved.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office wouldn't provide any additional information about the fatalities.

The train was carrying 89 passengers who have been evacuated to cooling buses. The temperature in the suburb about 25 miles southwest of Chicago was more than 100 degrees on Thursday.

The train left Joliet at 3:25 p.m. and was due into downtown Chicago at 4:33 p.m. Reile says the front car of the train derailed slightly and traffic was stopped in both directions.

Oak Forest fire and police officials declined to comment.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 21, 2011 at 5:51pm

Goods train derails in Uttar Pradesh


Lucknow : Rail traffic was disrupted on the Lucknow-Varanasi route Wednesday after 10 wagons of a goods train derailed in Uttar Pradesh, an official said. No casualty was reported.

The accident happened between Fursatganj and Jais station in Rae Bareli district, 80 km from here, Divisional Railway Manager (Lucknow Division) J.S. Sondhi told IANS.

"It will take over 10 hours to resume services," he said. "Several trains will be diverted through Faizabad and Sultanpur."

The goods train, carrying coal, was coming to Lucknow from Jharkhand

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 21, 2011 at 5:48pm

Train derailment closes Monona County road

BLENCOE, Iowa - Union Pacific officials are investigating a train derailment that forced the closure of a road along the border of southern Monona County.

Union Pacific Spokesman Mark Davis said the incident happened about 4:10 p.m. Tuesday on a stretch of track near Blencoe, Iowa.

He said 13 cars that derailed were from a train hauling coal from Wyoming to Sergeant Bluff, Iowa.

According to the Monona County Sheriff's Office, the incident started about 200 years south of 110th Street in Harrison County, Iowa.

Davis said crews worked into the night Tuesday and all day Wednesday to put the cars back on the tracks, clean up the spilled coal and begin rebuilding about 800 feet of tracks damaged by the derailment.

The railroad's investigators have not yet determined what caused the incident, Davis said.

An official with the Monona County Sheriff's Office said 340th Street was still closed as of Wednesday afternoon.

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 15, 2011 at 8:18am

The movement of trains on the Allahabad-Faizabad rail route remained affected for several hours after a goods train derailed here today.

According to the Railways, the movement of several long distance trains was disrupted for some hours after three wagons of the goods train derailed.

No one was injured in the incident. Efforts were being made to clear the tracks and restore normal traffic, the sources added.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 12, 2011 at 7:29pm

NYC SUBWAY TRAIN DERAILS DURING RUSH HOUR, NO CASUALTIES.............I can't seem to post the video but here's the link
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 12, 2011 at 7:14pm

Commuter train derails in Manhattan; no injuries

NEW YORK — Metro-North Railroad says a six-car commuter train carrying hundreds of passengers derailed in Manhattan shortly after leaving Grand Central Station, causing wide-spread delays during the evening rush hour. No injuries were reported.

A railroad spokesman says Monday's 6 p.m. train on the Hudson Line due to arrive in Croton-Harmon at 6:53 p.m. had just left the station when one wheel on the second car went off the track. He says passengers were being transferred to another train.

Five to 10 minute delays were being reported. No word on the cause of the derailment.

—Copyright 2011 Associated Press

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 11, 2011 at 8:00pm

Wakefield, Quebec steam train off rails for good?

by admin on July 6, 2011

The late June storm took out several portions of the rail bed, like this spot in Chelsea, Quebec's Gleneagle

There are rumours floating around that the Wakefield, Quebec steam train may not roll again this year–or ever, but the owner of the locomotive is remaining tight lipped about its future until he and the owners of the track, the Compagnie de chemin de fer de l’Outaouais (CCFO) know how much damage the rails took in the wicked weekend storm at the end of June.

“As far as we know, we have to get an evaluation to see how much damage there is,” said Andre Groulx, owner of the H.C.W. Steam Train when asked if it could be off the rails for good.

“I think we will have to wait and see. It all depends on the cost of repairing the track, which we don’t own.”

The June 24-25 storm that saw torrential rain pummel the Hills for nearly 24 hours, took out several sections of the railway’s foundation in Chelsea and Gatineau and owners really have no idea how much other damage was caused along the rail bed. Groulx said he has been told that engineers should have a clear sense of the extent in the next few days, but even he thinks it will take longer.

When asked if he would sell the train if a serious buyer came along, he said, “buy a train to go where?” suggesting that track repairs may prove too costly for the 18-year family business to continue.

The loss of the train for the year could be a thorn for some small business in the village and Groulx understands how its absence could affect the local economy.

“The sad thing about this is that it has a consequence for the whole village, the hotels, the restaurants,” he said.

“It’s a real bummer for everybody.”

CCFO President Louise Boudrias is optimistic about the tourist train’s future in the Gatineau Hills and hopes it could be back on the track in August, but she also needs to know how damaged the route is.

“It’s really too early to be able to say,” she told the Low Down.

“We are still hoping for August.”

Until an assessment is done on the tracks, the train’s future is up in the air.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 11, 2011 at 4:52pm

An interesting article which shows me someone is connecting the dots.  Sadly we can add 2 more to the tally.

Chronology of train accidents in the year 2011 in the country.

Also see picture gallery related to this news:

January 1st, 2011:- Amritsar-Sealdah Akaltakth Express rammed into two trucks in Uttar Pradesh's Jaunpur district when its driver failed to notice the red signal at a level crossing at Babura railway crossing, killing a man (a truck driver) and leaving two people (another truck driver and a helper) injured. No passengers were injured in the collision.

January 3rd, 2011:- Four wagons of a goods train got derailed in the Dadri area of Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh. The goods train was going towards Aligarh from Delhi when the mishap occurred. No one was injured in the accident but the running of trains on the busy section was disrupted. Train traffic on the Ghaziabad-Aligarh section on the Delhi-Howrah trunk route was disrupted following the derailment.

April 18th, 2011:- Three coaches of the Mumbai - Delhi Rajdhani Express caught fire near Ratlam district in Madhya Pradesh. The train, carrying nearly 900 passengers caught fire while running between Bikramgarh Alot and Phuria stations in Kota division. The coaches were removed from the train and the fire was put out quickly. No passenger was harmed.

May 16th, 2011:- Just after midnight may 15, a turck on the rail cum road bridge of Rajahmundry fell onto the railway lines. An incoming high speed goods train powered by a WAG 9 smashed into the truck destroying it and the railway tracks there. Due to it, several trains between Vijayawada Junction and Visakhapatnam Junction were delayed for more than 05:30 hours. Trains were held up at Nidadavole, Samalkot and Kaikaluru

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 11, 2011 at 4:49pm
Kalka Mail tragedy: Death toll rises to 68, rescue operations on

The death toll in Sunday's derailment of Delhi-bound Kalka Mail here rose to 68 today with rescuers pulling out 30 more bodies, including that of two Swedish nationals, from the mangled compartments of the ill-fated train.

Two-fifty-nine people were injured in the incident and they have admitted to various hospitals in this district in Uttar Pradesh and in Kanpur even as rescuers pulled out more people from the train.

"Sixty-eight bodies have been recovered so far. 259 people are undergoing treatment at a hospital here," Fatehpur Superintendent of Police Ram Bharose said. The deceased include 14 women.

Sandeep Mathur, chief public relations officer of north central railway, said in Allahabad that two Swedish nationals were among the dead.

While one Swedish national has been identified as Wick from the statement of his injured compatriot Oscar, who was also travelling with him, the identity of the other is yet to be ascertained.

The derailment took place at 12.20 pm yesterday when the packed train from Howrah reached near Malwa station, nearly 120 kms from Lucknow. The train was moving at a speed of 108 km/hour.

Rescue operations continued through the night to extricate the trapped passengers and bodies from the badly damaged AC and other compartments.

A special train that left Kanpur carrying 167 passengers of the ill-fated train reached New Delhi this morning.

Over 24 hours after the incident, railway authorities are yet to ascertain the exact cause of the worst-ever accident this year.

At the accident site, railway board chairman Vinay Mittal said by tomorrow morning, the Howrah-Delhi route should be cleared off.

He said an inquiry by the chief commissioner of railway safety (Lucknow) Prashant Kumar has been ordered into the incident.

Mittal said there was no fault in the track and the cabinman had told him that when the train was close to pole number 927/23, its engine started shaking and emitting smoke, after which the mishap took place.

Railway officials said that the work of clearing the tracks at Malwa, the accident site, was in full swing.

Out of the 63 bodies, only 21 have been identified, Bharose said.

According to preliminary investigations, the signals were functioning normally and the fish plates on the tracks were intact, Mittal said.

While some of the bogies had toppled, others were turned into a mangled heap of metal. Gas cutters and other equipment were used to slice through the metal in the AC and other coaches to rescue the trapped passengers.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 11, 2011 at 4:42pm

The 2nd train Derailment in Bloomington in less than a week.

Ind. Railroad coal train derails near Bloomington

No one's been hurt in the second Indiana train derailment in five days.

Nearly 30 cars of an Indiana Railroad train derailed Sunday afternoon near Bloomington.

Chief Deputy Mike Pershing of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department told WRTV-TV that the train's engineer told him that heat probably played a role in the derailment because extreme heat makes the steel tracks expand and contract. Temperatures in the area were in the upper 80s at the time.

The derailment left coal dumped across the tracks.

Sixteen cars of a CSX freight train derailed Wednesday at a trestle over the Big Blue River about 20 miles southeast of Indianapolis. No one was injured in that incident.

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