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 January 20, 2018 at 2:46am

https://www.houston-today.com/news/cn-train-derails-near-new-hazelton/

CN train derails near New Hazelton

CN reports no injuries or dangerous goods involved

  • Jan. 19, 2018 1:30 a.m.

Crews responded to a train derailment involving several cars near New Hazelton last Friday.

The incident involving 27 cars pulled by a westbound coal train happened at about 8 a.m. A CN spokesperson said in an email that there were no reports of injuries and no dangerous goods involved.

She added that emergency response crews and environmental teams were responding to assess the situation and begin a clean-up.

The derailment happened near the Hwy. 16 overpass, but no crossings were blocked. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.

On Dec. 8, 2017, another CN train derailed about 50 km north of Smithers. There were no injuries. According to CN, the multiple cars that were derailed were empty, and there were no spills or environmental issues.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 19, 2018 at 1:11am

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/at-least-5-killed-as-freight-train-...

At Least 5 Killed As Freight Train Derails In Mexico City Suburb

Authorities are removing debris and more victims will probably be found, the State of Mexico prosecutor's office said.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 17, 2018 at 7:39pm

https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/second-prasa-train-derails-...

Second Prasa train derails in Germiston

2018-01-17 19:12

Metrorail spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng said the cause of a train crash in Germiston, Gauteng would be investigated, following a collision between two trains on Tuesday that left 200 people injured. Watch. WATCH


Johannesburg - A second Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) train was derailed between Pretoria and Germiston in Gauteng on Wednesday.

The train was derailed after clamps were stolen that keep the track attached to the sleepers, according to United National Transport Union (UNTU) general secretary Steve Harris.

"Fortunately, nobody was injured. We are very grateful for that, but it could have been fatal to both the train crew and commuters," said Harris.

This incident comes only eight days after two trains collided at the train station in Geldenhuys, Germiston where at least 200 commuters were injured.

Another train crash claimed the lives of 19 people in Kroonstad on January 5, 2018.

Comment by M. Difato on January 15, 2018 at 5:32pm

Emergency crews respond to train derailment in Giles County

 http://www.wvnstv.com/virginia-news/emergency-crews-respond-to-trai...

 GILES COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) Emergency crews are responding to what law enforcement officers call a "hazmat situation," following a train derailment in the Eggleston community of Giles County.

Giles County 911 director John Davis tells WDBJ7 a train derailed Monday morning (Jan 15) at 3134 Eggleston River Road. Davis said no one was injured as a result of the incident.

Approximately eight cars left the track, Davis said, adding that the cars were located near the rear of the train.

A regional hazmat team is currently travelling from Roanoke to respond to the incident, which Davis said is standard protocol for a situation of this nature.

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One of Metro’s newest trains derails near Farragut North

 https://wtop.com/local/2018/01/metro-derailment-farragut-north/slid...

WASHINGTON — Metro and D.C. Fire & EMS safely evacuated 63 people from a Metro Red Line train that derailed Monday morning (Jan 15) between the Metro Center and Farragut North stations. 

The front end of the new 7000 series Metro train derailed about 500 feet from Metro Center platform, Metro said.

It was the first derailment on the main line for any of the new rail cars, Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said during a morning news conference.

Multiple rail cars, possibly as many as seven of the train’s eight, derailed.

Stessel said derailments are  “rare.”  The last derailment occurred in East Falls Church, Virginia, in July 2016.

 http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2018/Red-Line-Metro-T...

"..The derailment immediately set off questions from officials and riders about how the derailment happened, given that Metro has spent millions of dollars and the past two years working to catch up on maintenance issues and fix problematic rail segments after a woman died from smoke inhalation on a Yellow Line train in 2015..."

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2018/01/15/red-l...

 "..the initial call was for possible smoke on the tracks at Farragut North, but the fire department found no signs of a fire around the derailment. The train’s rear railcars appeared to have come off the tracks, he said. He could not say how many.

The fire department cleared the scene about 9 a.m.

Stessel said the train operator is cooperating with investigators and will be subject to standard post incident alcohol and drug screenings. He could not say how much experience the operator had, only that it was a male operator.

Metro Board Chairman Jack Evans, who was briefed by Metro CEO Paul Wiedefeld Monday morning was hocked by the news.

“It’s like, god, didn’t we do all of the fixing, the bad areas, Safetrack?” he said, he said referring to the agency’s year-long track maintenance program. “All that stuff was intended to prevent stuff like this from happening.”

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CSX train tips, spills 2,100 gallons of diesel fuel in Selkirk

 http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/CSX-train-tips-spills-2-100-...

SELKIRK - A tanker car that partially derailed spilled 2,100 gallons of diesel fuel at the CSX rail yard on Sunday(Jan 14) , Selkirk Fire Chief Joe Michaniw said.

"It happened on the eastern terminal of CSX main property," Michaniw said. "We contained it with absorbent booms and pads. That's about all that can be done right now. There is no threat to the public. It's too cold."

A call came into the Selkirk fire department at about 5:22 p.m. with the report of the spill. Michaniw said that it appeared that a car coupling broke. This forced the tanker to jolt, shift off the rails and puncture..."

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 7, 2018 at 11:57pm

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/train-derails-east-of-elma-1...

No dangerous goods leaked after derailment east of Winnipeg: CN Railway

23 train cars involved, Transportation Safety Board investigating

The Canadian Press Posted: Jan 07, 2018 7:48 AM CT

Canadian National Railway crews have been clearing a derailment east of Winnipeg.

CN says 23 cars were involved in the incident which happened early yesterday about 50 kilometres east of Elma, which is about 90 kilometres east of Winnipeg.

The railway says there were no injuries and no dangerous goods leaked from the tank cars that were involved.

The Transportation Safety Board says it has deployed a team of investigators to the site.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 6, 2018 at 12:27am

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/video/id-5348771529001-570205316000...

Casualties Reported After Train Derails and Catches Fire in South Africa. Credit - Twitter/Tiaan Esterhuizen via Storyful0:39

Emergency services in South Africa said at least four people were killed when a passenger train crashed between the towns of Hennenman and Kroonstad in the Free State province on January 4. The paramedic service ER24 also said around 100 people were injured in the incident. This video is described as showing one of the carriages in flames shortly after the crash. Credit: Twitter/Tiaan Esterhuizen via Storyful

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 5, 2018 at 5:49am

http://www.wafb.com/story/37190526/train-derails-in-pointe-coupee-p...

Train derails in Pointe Coupee Parish; LA 1 still closed in both directions

Thursday, January 4th 2018, 8:47 am EST

LABARRE, LA (WAFB) -

A train went off the tracks along LA 1 in Pointe Coupee Parish between New Roads and Morganza Thursday.

The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office reports 23 cars have derailed. Officials say all of the cars were empty, except for one that was half full of isobutylene, which is a colorless gas used to make various fuel additives.

Deputies say no leaks have been reported at this time and there were no injuries. They added homes and businesses a mile in each direction of the derailment have been evacuated as a precaution.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) reports LA 1 is closed in both directions between LA 420 and Airport Road in Pointe Coupee Parish. Drivers on LA 1 South should turn onto LA 420, then turn right onto Airport Road, and then get back onto LA 1. Drivers on LA 1 North should turn right onto Airport Road, then turn left onto LA 420, and then get back onto LA 1.

A spokesperson with Louisiana State Police says they expect LA 1 to reopen sometime Thursday night, but that it's a long process to bring in the appropriate equipment to right the derailed cars. 

Pointe Coupee Parish officials offered the following update around 8 p.m. Thursday night:

An update on PCFD5 operations at the train derailment: As of this time, clean up crews are working to clear the wreckage from the scene adjacent to LA 1. LA 1 between Airport Rd and LA 420 is expected to remain closed until the wreckage is cleared, it's unknown to us how long that will take. Time estimates, when available, would most likely be posted on the Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office Facebook page and/ or the Louisiana State Police Facebook page

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 4, 2018 at 6:29am

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/01/03/amtrak-pa...


Amtrak passenger train derails near station in Savannah, Ga.



USA Today NetworkEditors, USA TODAY Published 11:46 p.m. ET Jan. 3, 2018

An Amtrak passenger train derailed near Savannah, Ga., Wednesday night, according to local media reports.

WTOC-TV in Savannah reported the train derailed about 1,000 yards shorts of the train station on Seaboard Coastline Drive.

Southside Fire EMS officials told WTOC there were 311 passengers on board the train.

Emergency responders were seen hauling their gear through the snow and 23-degree temperature to get to the stranded passengers. There were no reports of injuries.

Passenger Joel Potischman told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he boarded the train shortly after 9 a.m. ET in Delray Beach, Fla., headed home to New York.

Along the way, winter storm weather affected the tracks and as the train approached the Savannah station, an announcement was made that a switch was frozen, Potischman told the AJC.

“The goal was to overshoot it and back in to the platform,” he said.

The switch instead opened, causing the cars at the back of the train to derail, Potischman told the newspaper.

“Things are calm,” he said. “We’re in the car; they’ve not made any announcements about evacuating.”

The Silver Meteor line runs daily between Miami and Boston, according to Amtrak's website.

In December, three people died and dozens were injured when 13 train cars jumped the tracks during the Amtrak Cascades inaugural run along a new bypass route. The train carried 85 passengers and crew members.

The crash south of Seattle occurred on tracks where equipment for automatic braking, which Congress has required on all railroads by the end of 2018, was installed but was still being tested. 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 4, 2018 at 5:18am

https://www.courthousenews.com/train-derails-in-switzerland-amid-st...


Train Derails in Switzerland Amid Storm


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 27, 2017 at 12:53am

http://www.suntelegraph.com/story/2017/12/27/news/union-pacific-der...

Union Pacific Derails Near Sidney

December 27, 2017

Don Ogle

Sidney firefighters were called out an early morning derailment on the Union Railroad four miles west of Sidney Christmas Eve morning with the report of possible hazardous materials involved. There was no haz-mat incident, but more than 20 cars were off the tracks, stopping rail traffic until Christmas Day. When traffic resumed trains moved slowly through the area of the mishap.

Union Pacific Railroad officials are investigating the cause of a train derailment near Sidney Saturday.

The westbound train derailed 22 cars near Sidney Christmas Eve between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., according to UP Media Relations Director Kristin South.

"We're still investigating the cause," South said Tuesday.

She said the derailment blocked a crossing, but the crossing was opened by noon Sunday.

The train was not carrying any hazardous materials, she added. South said it was a manifest train, a mix of commodities.

Don Ogle

Sidney firefighters were called out an early morning derailment on the Union Railroad four miles west of Sidney Christmas Eve morning with the report of possible hazardous materials involved. There was no haz-mat incident, but more than 20 cars were off the tracks, stopping rail traffic until Christmas Day.

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