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Fire Erupts, Homes Evacuated in Georgia Train Derailment

A train derailment in metro Atlanta early Sunday sparked a small fire, created runoff concerns and briefly forced some residents from their homes, a fire official said. The CSX train with about 170 cars, including three locomotives, ran off the …

Investigators Confirm Passenger Train in Scotland Hit Landslide Before Derailment

A passenger train hit a landslide before derailing in Scotland [on Wednesday, Aug. 12], killing three people, UK rail investigators confirmed Friday. A train track obstruction had been suspected of playing a role in Wednesday’s derailment near the coastal town …

UK Suffers Worst Train Crash Since 2004 After Derailment Kills Three People

Britain suffered its worst train crash in more than 15 years after a derailment in Scotland killed three people, including the driver, and left another six injured. The Scotrail service was traveling from Aberdeen to Glasgow when it left the …

Victims of Washington Amtrak Derailment to Get $16.75M

A jury has awarded three plaintiffs injured in a 2017 Amtrak derailment outside DuPont, Wash. a total of $16.75 million in damages, Luvera Law Firm said in a statement. The plaintiffs, Dale Skyllingstad, Blaine Wilmotte and Madison Wilmotte, are the …

Operator Cleared of Fault in Boston Red Line Derailment

Transit officials say the operator of a Red Line train that derailed in Boston this week was not at fault in the mishap. An MBTA spokesman tells The Boston Globe that the investigation into last Tuesday’s derailment, the second within …

Vermont Gets More Than $2M in Amtrak Rail Safety Grants

The Vermont Agency of Transportation is getting more than $2 million for safety upgrades along the route of the Amtrak Vermonter, addressing conditions that resulted in a 2015 derailment. The money from the Federal Railroad Administration will be used to …

Derailment of BHP Iron Ore Train Exposes Australia’s Reliance on Private Railways

A network of private railroads more than three times the length of the New York subway system is the key lifeline for Australia’s A$61.3 billion ($44.5 billion) iron ore export industry. So when there’s a derailment in the biggest shipper …

BHP Expects Interruption to Australia Iron Ore Exports After Train Derailment

Mining giant BHP Billiton expects some interruption to its Australian iron ore exports after a nearly 3-km-long train loaded with the commodity was forcibly derailed this week after running away en route to a key shipping hub. BHP said in …

BHP’s Western Australia Iron Ore Train Derailment Will Take Week to Recover

BHP Billiton Ltd. expects to take about a week to recover from the derailment of one of its iron ore trains that’s halted its rail operations in Western Australia, potentially bolstering prices of the steelmaking raw material. The company was …

BHP Forced to Derail Runaway Iron Ore Train in Australia

BHP Billiton Ltd. was forced to derail a runaway train that traveled almost 60 miles without a driver across the Pilbara, a major iron ore producing area in Western Australia. The world’s top mining company halted all train operations in …