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Train-Car collision

Train-Car collision

What: Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks Where: one mile west of Billings When: August 14, 2010, 12:05 a.m Who: Deborah Brundege Why: Deborah Brundege was in her 1992 Mercury parked on the tracks when engineer Reed Boyes was unable to stop the train. Boyes notified authorities. Brundege died on the scene and taken to Adams [...]

London: Runaway Tube

London: Runaway Tube

What: London Underground Northern Line Engineering train Where: diverted onto the Charing cross branch When: August 13, 2010, 6.44am Why: Around 5:30 a m, the engineering train was coupled to move it but 6.44am it detached from a bad coupling and went racing through six stops. Engineers cleared the track and raced to divert it onto the [...]

Tiny Town Train Tips

Tiny Town Train Tips

What: Tiny Town Amusement Park train Where: TINY TOWN, Colorado When: August 11, 2010, 10:45 a.m. Who: 30 on board, 20 hurt. Why: First the engine fell over on the first curve of the small track, then the 5 cars followed, tossing out all the passengers. Sixteen individuals with non-life-threatening injuries were taken to Swedish Hospital, [...]

136-car Train Derails in New Orleans

136-car Train Derails in New Orleans

What: westbound freight train Where: eastern New Orleans When: August 9, 2010 Who: no reported injuries Why: The cause is currently unknown. 29 of the 136 cars derailed. The derailing closed Hayne Boulevard from Bullard Avenue to Paris Road. Derailed hopper cars and a few tankers ran along Lake Pontchartrain levee. No toxic chemicals are [...]

Truck Driver Dies in Train Collision

Truck Driver Dies in Train Collision

What: Front Runner Train Where: 1800 N Sunset Utah When: Tues August 10 2010 Who: 52 year old Truck Driver died on the scene; and one passenger on the train was injured. Why: The driver of a pickup drove around a train gate and into the path of an oncoming train. The pickup was pushed down the track four blocks. It takes about a mile for a [...]

Tacoma: Pedestrians Struck by Train

Tacoma: Pedestrians Struck by Train

What: Amtrak Cascades train, number 509 which runs from Seattle to Eugene, Oregon Where: Titlow Beach at the end of 6th Avenue, north of Steamer’s Seafood Café, Tacoma Washington When: August 8 2010 Who: 2 pedestrians struck; 271 passengers unhurt Why: A man and a woman standing on the tracks were taking photographs of a northbound train [...]

Amtrak Track Sheared in Two, 21 Injured

Amtrak Track Sheared in Two, 21 Injured

What: Amtrak San Joaquin Passenger train 714 en route from Oakland to Bakersfield Where: South Valley at the intersection of Central Valley Highway and Shafter Avenue in Shafter When: August 6, 2010 4 pm Who: (at least) 21 injuries reported; 219 passengers Why: The train struck a semi that was reported both as stalled and as attempting to [...]

Benton County Train Crash

Benton County Train Crash

BENTON COUNTY-AUGUST 5 2010-Matthew Musser's tractor collided with a train by the Earl Park grain elevator, on County Road 550 North Benton County around 3:30 Thursday afternoon. Musser failed to yield to the train. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The County Road crossing has no cross arms.

Collision at Zurich Train Station

Collision at Zurich Train Station

What: Train scheduled from Zurich to Brugg Where: Zurich’s main train station When: Friday, 6 August, 2010 Who: 6 injured Why: The train was leaving the station for Brugg when it collided with a construction train. There was no disruption of service and the four men and two women who were injured did not include railway workers. Five [...]

Fireman Attacked by Australian Train

Fireman Attacked by Australian Train

What: 24 car train Where: Kelsey Creek near Proserpine, Queensland When: August 1 2010 Who: Andrew MacDonald Why: Andrew MacDonald, a 48-year-old fireman working at Proserpine Sugar Mill had stopped to hydrate when a connecting pin came loose on the train. He rounded the corner, 18 loose bins came down on the train, pushing the engine over [...]

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