Official: Train Brake Automatically Activated In Fatal WreckInvestigators are looking into whether the Amtrak engineer whose speeding train plunged off an overpass, killing at least three people, was distracted by the presence of an employee-in-training next to him in the locomotive, a federal official said Tuesday.
Amtrak Train On New Route Hurtles Onto Highway, Kills 3An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off an overpass south of Seattle on Monday and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing at least three people, injuring more than 100 and crushing two vehicles.
ACE Trains Cancelled Through Wednesday After Flooding, DerailmentFlooding along train tracks in the Central Valley and a train derailment Friday near Elk Grove both contributed to the three-day cancellation of service on the Altamont Corridor Express commuter train line, an ACE spokesman said.
Freight Train Derails On Banks Of Rain-Swollen Cosumnes RiverA freight train derailed on tracks surrounded by flood waters of the rain-swollen Cosumnes River Friday, sending a dozen twisted and damaged railroad cars into the mud and shallow water.
Train Collision In Florida Injures 2, Mangles Rail CarsTwo trains loaded with coal and phosphate rock collided in central Florida early Wednesday, derailing and sending at least 20 train cars tumbling over, authorities said.
Oil Train Derails, Catches Fire In OregonA train towing cars full of oil derailed Friday in Oregon's scenic Columbia River Gorge, sparking a fire that sent a plume of black smoke high into the sky.
All Lanes Of Highway 84 Reopen Following Monday Train DerailmentAll lanes of Highway 84 reopened Tuesday night following the derailment of a train in Alameda County on Monday.
Nine Injured In Commuter Train Derailment In Alameda County's Niles CanyonNine passengers were injured aboard a commuter train that derailed Monday evening in a rural, unincorporated part of Alameda County, according to emergency personnel.
Benicia Commission Derails Valero's Plan To Deliver Crude Oil By TrainA proposal to deliver crude oil by train to a Benicia refinery was rejected unanimously by the city's Planning Commission Thursday night.
Walnut Creek Man One Of Victims In Philadelphia Amtrak Train CrashFifty-five-year-old Abid Gilani was an executive with Wells Fargo in New York. He lived in Walnut Creek so he could be with his family on the weekends.
Following Amtrak Derailment In Philadelphia, Caltrain Hopes To Have Positive Train Control System Installed By End of 2015Caltrain officials hope to have the Positive Train Control System installed and up-and-running by the end of 2015.
The Physics Of The Philadelphia Amtrak Derailment: What Happens When Steel Rails Do Battle With Steel Traveling At 106 MPHDouble the train's speed and you quadruple the centripetal force on the rails.