#Amtrak derailment

At least three dead, multiple people injured in Montana Amtrak derailment

JOPLIN, Montana — Three people lost their lives when an Amtrak train derailed in Montana on Saturday afternoon, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's office. CNN reports that a statement from the railway said five cars from Amtrak's Empire Builder train 7/27 derailed near Joplin, Montana, injuring an undisclosed number of passengers.
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Hazmat teams called to scene of train derailment in Bastrop county

Union Pacific Hazardous Materials teams are reportedly responding to a train derailment in Smithville, which is in Bastrop County. According to information posted on social media by the City of Smithville, the train derailed around 5 a.m. Sunday along State Highway 95 and MLK Blvd. The tanker cars on the train are empty but some residual hydrochloric acid is leaking.

Medina road re-opens after train derailment

MEDINA, Ohio (WOIO) - West Liberty Street re-opened Tuesday afternoon hours after a train loaded with rocks derailed. Medina police said the derailment happened around 6:30 a.m. and completely blocked West Liberty Street at Medina Street. Crews cleaned up the scene and re-opened the road around 12:30 p.m. There were...

Leak from train derailment contained, families can return

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa (KCRG) - Families near New Hampton are now allowed back into areas evacuated after a train derailment. It took place on Saturday afternoon, according to emergency managers in northeast Iowa. At around 4:07 p.m., the Chickasaw County Emergency Management Agency said that a train derailed on the...

Train derails near Port of Tacoma

A trail derailed in the 2100 block of Port of Tacoma Road on Tuesday afternoon, according to a Facebook post from Tacoma Fire. Crews are on the scene as one of the locomotives made contact with a nearby power pole and knocked the power lines down. Officials are asking people...

Officials investigating Tuesday train derailment in Brewer

BREWER, Maine (WABI) - Officials are investigating what caused a train to derail as it passed through Brewer Tuesday night. It happened around 6:30 at the State Street railroad crossing by the Penobscot Bridge. As you can see here in the video, crews were there working on the train Wednesday...

Investigators cite vandalism as likely in Custer train derailment

Investigators are considering vandalism as a likely factor in the Custer train derailment December 22, 2020, according to a Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) report released September 9. The report did not determine a cause for the derailment. The FBI is still investigating. The 108-car train was carrying highly flammable Bakken...

Crews making progress on removing cars after train derailment

CHICKASAW COUNTY, Iowa — Crews are making 'significant' progress removing cars after a train derailment in Chickasaw County lead to a spill of what had previously been considered hazardous material. But officials say after they evaluated the railcar of concern, it was deemed not to be a hazard any longer.
Fremont Tribune

Train derails east of Fremont after striking tractor-trailer

A Union Pacific train was derailed after striking a tractor-trailer east of Fremont Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured in the collision, which occurred shortly after noon, said Dodge County Sheriff’s Deputy Brie Frank. “Right now, we’re in the preliminary stages of the investigation, but more information will be released...
Seattle Times

Fired Amtrak engineer opens up about 2017 DuPont crash, why he wants back in a locomotive

TACOMA — When he first realized his Amtrak locomotive would roll at 80 mph into a sharp left curve, engineer Steven Brown kept faith he’d make it to the other side. “I thought I was going to spill some coffee,” he recalled. “I thought we were going to go around, it was going to be uncomfortable, but I didn’t imagine in a million years we were going to leave the track. And it all happened really fast.”

Train derailment and fire prompts evacuations in northwest Iowa

(CNN) — Union Pacific crews are readying to remove rail cars after a train derailment and fire prompted evacuations in northwest Iowa on Sunday, Union Pacific spokesperson Robynn Tysver said Monday. "We know the impacted cars were carrying hydrochloric acid, potassium hydroxide and asphalt," Tysver said in an email to...

Deadly Amtrak derailment near DuPont caused environmental damage, landowner alleges

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — A fatal Amtrak derailment near DuPont in 2017 polluted a nearby property that has wetlands and other habitat, a landowner’s lawsuit alleges. “As a result of the derailment, plaintiff’s property suffered damage to trees and environmental damage from the spillage of battery acid, diesel fuel, hydraulic fluid and oil onto the property, in or near riparian areas, in or near wetlands and near the headwaters of Red Salmon Creek,” the lawsuit brought by the Four Spring Land Agreement said. “After nearly three years, Amtrak still has not adequately cleaned up the property or compensated plaintiff for the damage.”