Six wagons derail in Canada

Six wagons in a freight train derailed east of Cobourg, Ontario, on Sunday 20 March, resulting in a road east of Grafton being closed for several hours. There were no injuries and no dangerous goods...

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Amtrak train derails in Kansas

Amtrak’s Southwest Chief express, en route from Los Angeles to Chicago, derailed seven of its nine coaches on a straight section of track in rural Kansas about 32km west of Dodge City. The line is...

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Train derails near Coronado Bridge

On 15 March, one wagon in a freight train derailed near the Coronado Bridge in Barrio Logan, San Diego. Nobody was injured and traffic was not disrupted. No reason has been determined for the...

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50 BART coaches damaged

San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has stopped running trains over a section of track near Concord because of an electrical problem that has damaged 50 coaches. A high spike in voltage was...

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Ground collapses beneath train

On 14 March, several of the 52 wagons in a freight train derailed 4km north of Riverside in Okanogan County, Washington state, when the ground beneath the track gave way. The cargo was calcium...

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East Austin derailment

A freight train derailed on 12 March in East Austin, Texas. No injuries were reported in the incident. Crews were on site attending to the disruption but no other details were available. ...

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Canadian train collides with track unit

On 6 March, a Canadian Pacific freight train collided head-on with a track inspection unit near Chapleau, Ontario. Two crew members were aboard the train, and two were on the track unit but no one was...

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Canadian runaway

On 2 March, a wagon containing asphalt rolled away from an oil refinery complex on Canadian National track in Regina, Saskatchewan, apparently crossing seven city streets before coming to a...

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Entire 6-line Washington DC underground shuts down

In unprecedented drastic action, the entire Washington DC underground rail system was shut down for a full day on 16 March for emergency inspection of electric cables. This followed a "smoke incident"...

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Train into Alameda Creek, Niles Canyon

In a movie thriller-like sequence, a double-deck commuter train hit a mudslide in heavy rain in Niles Canyon, about 60km east of San Francisco, on 7 March. The leading control trailer left the track,...

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