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7 Passengers on Derailed Train Sue Amtrak, BNSF Railway

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An Illinois law firm filed lawsuits Monday against Amtrak and BNSF Railway on behalf of seven passengers who were on an Amtrak train when it derailed in north-central Montana late last month, killing three and injuring …

Multiple Injuries After Amtrak Train Derails in Montana

JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — Multiple people were injured Saturday when an Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed Saturday afternoon in north-central Montana, the train agency said. The Empire Builder train derailed at 4 p.m. near Joplin, a …

Train Barrels Into Another in Pakistan, Killing at Least 45

GHOTKI, Pakistan (AP) — An express train barreled into another that had derailed in Pakistan before dawn Monday, killing at least 45 people, authorities said. More than 100 were injured, and rescuers and villagers worked throughout the day to search …

Train Derailment Prompts Evacuation of Iowa Town; 2nd Crash in Minn. Under Investigation

SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) — Thick black smoke billowed into the air Sunday after a train derailed in northwest Iowa, prompting authorities to evacuate part of a small, nearby town. It was the second derailment involving a Union Pacific train last …

Oregon Transit Agency Silent on Train Crash

Portland, Oregon’s regional mass transit agency considered it a “minor service disruption” when one of its light rail trans crashed into a concrete barrier last month, didn’t say anything about the accident, and then it suspended an employee who posted …

South Dakota Family Sues Railroad After Fatal Train Crash

The family of a rural Brandon man killed in 2009 when a train collided with his truck has filed a lawsuit against the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. The Argus Leader reports that the family of Robert Defries filed the …

Fatal Train Accidents Traumatic for Engineers

Train engineer William Smith screamed like crazy for the young woman to move as she walked along the railroad tracks with her back to his approaching locomotive. And for a split second, he envisioned himself swooping down in superhero fashion …

Up to 18 Hurt in California Amtrak Collision

Authorities say 16 people were hurt when two passenger trains collided at the Amtrak station in Oakland, Calif., Thursday night. Oakland Fire Department battalion chief Emon Usher says one of the trains was stopped and unloading passengers when the second …

16th Firebomb Found Near German Rail Tracks

Police on Thursday found bottles filled with a potentially explosive mix of liquid and powder beside train tracks in southwestern Berlin on Thursday, the 16th firebomb discovered in four days. Investigators found the bomb, which hadn’t exploded, hidden in the …

New Arson Attack on German Train Tracks Foiled

An attempted arson attack on a railway link in Germany’s capital with three separate explosives devices was thwarted Tuesday, police said. It was the third in two days targeting railway operations in and around Germany’s capital. A railway employee found …