derailment News

California Expanding Early Quake Detection and Warning System

LOS ANGELES — California officials are spending more than $40 million on an earthquake early warning system that in addition to alerting the public could also be used to automatically halt trains and open fire station doors moments before a …

Alabama Rail Line Reopens After Derailment, Oil Spill

A railroad reopened a section of track 10 days after the fiery derailment of a train carrying crude oil in west Alabama, but state environmental officials said Monday they still don’t know how much oil spilled into surrounding wetlands. While …