Pennsylvania train derailment News

Feds Say Brake Problems Preceded Derailment in Pennsylvania

Crews encountered air brake problems before a 178-car freight train derailed in Pennsylvania earlier this month, causing hazardous material to ignite and forcing nearby residents to evacuate, federal investigators said. The National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report issued Monday said …

Final Evacuees From Pennsylvania Derailment, Fire Return Home

The last of the evacuated residents of a small Pennsylvania town were finally able to return to their homes one week after a freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed and caught fire. CSX spokesman Rob Doolittle said residents of 40 …

Most Residents Allowed Home After Pennsylvania Derailment

Most residents were being allowed to return to the homes they were forced to leave after a train derailment and resulting fires in their small Pennsylvania town, authorities said. Tests on air quality led the railroad CSX, an incident management …

Freight Train Cars Burning After Derailment in Pennsylvania, Residents Flee

Rail cars carrying gas and sulfur on a CSX Corp freight train skidded off the tracks and burst into flames on Wednesday in a small Pennsylvania town, forcing hundreds of residents to flee their homes as firefighters fought the blaze. …

Judge Approves $265M Settlement in 2015 Pennsylvania Amtrak Derailment

A U.S. federal judge on Thursday approved a $265 million settlement over an Amtrak passenger train crash in Philadelphia in 2015 that killed eight people and injured about 200 others, court records showed. The settlement ordered by U.S. District Court …