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3 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Lessons from an oil train disaster

A train carrying volatile North Dakota crude oil, using 1960a 2s vintage tank cars, rolled through four large U.S. cities before a break failure caused it to roll down into Lac-Megantic, Quebec, where it blew up destroying the town center and killing 47 people.


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Tue Aug 19, 2014

'This thing did not just happen' because of engineer, lawyer says

Users of the social media site Pinterest share photos of tattoos that just may cross the boundaries of good taste.


KLZZ-FM Saint Cloud

Gregg Allman Biopic Producer Pleads Not Guilty to Manslaughter Charges

The criminal case authorities are pursuing against the producers of the Gregg Allman biopic 'Midnight Rider' proceeded as expected Aug. 18, with executive producer Jay Sedrish entering a not guilty plea to charges of criminal trespassing and manslaughter.


Cybercast News Service

NTSB: Southbound train told to slow before crash

The National Transportation Safety Board says a southbound Union Pacific train was given signals to slow down and wait for an oncoming train to move onto another track moments before the two trains collided in northeast Arkansas.

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A man was hit and killed by an NJ Transit train late Monday afternoon, an agency spokeswoman said.

A Hoboken-bound Main Line train struck the adult male who was on tracks just east of the Paterson station, said NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy Snyder.



Japan volcanic isle may collapse, create tsunami: study

An erupting volcanic island that is expanding off Japan could trigger a tsunami if its freshly-formed lava slopes collapse into the sea, scientists said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Volcanic Eruption


Safety Board to release final report on Lac-Megantic disaster

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is to release its final report today on the catastrophic train derailment in Lac-Megantic in 2013.


Related Topix: Canada

Windsor Beacon

China's new rail line lures tourists, workers to Tibet

Travelers in the Himalayas can now bypass some of Tibet's hazardous roads by using a new railway line that has renewed fears about Tibet's cultural identity and deepened concerns about China's ambitions in the strategic, high-altitude region.


Related Topix: China, Asia, World News

ABC News

Train Accident Kills 21 in Eastern India

A railway official says 21 people have died after a passenger train hit an overloaded rickshaw at a railway crossing in the eastern Indian state of Bihar.


Related Topix: India, World News

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Age

Ukraine: Refugees attacked by rebels, says Kiev

People displaced by fighting in Ukraine wait before boarding a bus, ahead of their journey by train to the Russian Siberian city of Irkutsk where they are being relocated.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Ukraine,

Daily Times

Indian train accident kills 18, injures two

NEW DELHI: At least 18 people were killed when a fast-moving train hit a three-wheeled vehicle in the eastern Indian state of Bihar on Monday evening, state officials said.


Related Topix: India, World News,

ABC News

Expert: Train Collision Will Renew Safety Calls

A transportation expert says a deadly head-on train collision in Arkansas proves more needs to be done to improve safety, but worries changes won't occur before a federal deadline.


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The Times of India

20 killed as speeding train rams into autorickshaw in Bihar

MOTIHARI: Twenty people, including eight children, were killed on Monday when a speeding train rammed into a packed autorickshaw at a railway crossing between Semra and Sugauli stations in Bihar's East Champaran district, the police said.


Related Topix: World News, India,


Train Service in Southern Israel Suspended Over Security Fears

The cessation of services on the train line which runs near the border with Gaza came Sunday night, a day before the end of a five-day ceasefire with terrorists in Gaza.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

Disabled woman rolled off platform into path of train

A TRAIN firm has introduced new safety measures after an elderly, disabled woman in a wheelchair rolled down a sloping platform and onto tracks.


The Globe and Mail

Low-cost repair linked to engine fire that led to Lac-Megantic rail disaster

The crash site at the July, 2013, accident in Lac-MA©gantic. According to sources, the doomed locomotive's engine was repaired in October, 2012, about nine months before the crash occurred.


Related Topix: Canada, Fire, North America, World News

13 injured as Cape train catches fire

Thirteen people were injured when they jumped off a train which caught fire between Soetendal and Hebron stations near Wellington, Western Cape emergency services said on Monday.


The Standard

Two killed in Arkansas train collision

Two people were killed and two injured when freight trains collided in the US state of Arkansas early Sunday, officials said.


Sun Aug 17, 2014

Local TV Station KTVZ

Mother, son identified in deadly Gresham train accident

The state medical examiner's office has identified two people who were struck and killed by a light-rail train in the Portland suburb of Gresham on Saturday.


Related Topix: Oregon

2 dead, 2 hurt in Arkansas freight train collision

Two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two others were injured when two freight trains collided head-on in northeast Arkansas early Sunday, Arkansas State Police said.


Related Topix: Hoxie, AR, Lawrence County, AR