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Oil train derails and is on fire in Columbia River Gorge

Mosier - A Union Pacific train towing eight tanker cars filled with oil has derailed along Oregon's scenic Columbia River Gorge. One oil car is reportedly on fire.

Four children escaped serious harm in fatal French TGV test: probe

Strasbourg - Four children escaped serious injury when a high-speed train derailed during a test run at the weekend in northeastern France, killing 11, prosecutors said Monday.

Children were aboard doomed TGV test ride, French rail says

Strasbourg - Children were aboard a high-speed train that derailed during a test run in northeast France, an unprecedented accident that claimed 11 lives, the French rail company said Sunday."A few children... were among the injured," an SNCF spokesman said.

France's deadliest train disasters in the past 30 years

Paris - France suffered its first fatal TGV accident in three decades, when at least 10 people were killed and dozens injured as one of the high-speed trains derailed during a test run.Here is a list of France's worst railway disasters in the past 30 years.

10 dead as French high-speed train derails during test run

Strasbourg - At least 10 people were killed and five more were missing after a French high-speed train derailed during a test run, local officials said, the first fatal accident since the TGV trains were introduced more than 30 years ago.

North Dakota oil train derailment and fire is fifth this year

A small town in North Dakota was evacuated Wednesday after a train carrying crude oil derailed and 10 tanker cars burst into flames. This incident has raised concerns and a lot of questions regarding the safety of rail transport of oil across the U.S.

Last fuselage to be lifted from Montana river after derailment

Alberton - The last of three Boeing 737 fuselages that toppled into a Montana river after a train derailment was expected to be recovered Tuesday.

Video: Massive blast causes mushroom cloud as oil train derails

Casselton - A freight train carrying oil derailed near Casselton in North Dakota on Monday. It was then hit by another train, causing a huge explosion and flames up to 100 feet in the air.

Passengers thrown from speeding fatal NYC train derailment

New York - At least four passengers died and dozens were injured in the derailment of a speeding train in the Bronx. Some passengers were thrown from the Metro-North Train.

Metro-North passenger train derails in NYC; 4 killed, 67 injured

New York - A Metro-North passenger train derailed just north of Manhattan on Sunday morning and reportedly several carriages plunged into the Hudson River. Four people have been killed and 67 have been injured, according to the most recent update.

Spain train crash: Driver blamed for going 'too fast'

Santiago De Compostela - Within seconds, everything changed when the ill-fated train hurtled off the rails in north-western Spain Wednesday, killing at least 80 passengers and injuring dozens—the worst railway crash in Spain since 1944.

Lac-Megantic derailment: Mass fatality plan, monetary help, hope

Lac-m - The Lac-Megantic derailment claimed 47 victims. As a result, coroners test a mass fatality plan, the Transportation Safety Board will review safety protocols, Paul McCartney gives free concert tickets to survivors, and the government offers C$60 million.

Fire on Belgian chemical train prompts evacuation of 300 people

Ghent - After a train carrying chemicals derailed and caught on fire, almost 300 people were evacuated from their homes in Ghent, northwestern Belgium. Update: One person is dead and 49 injured in the incident, two of which are in intensive care.

Swedish cleaning lady steals commuter train, derails & crashes it

Stockholm - A Swedish cleaning lady stole an empty commuter train from a local train depot and drove it to a suburb of Stockholm. The train then derailed and crashed into an apartment building.

Chemical spill after train derails in Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville - A hazmat alert has been issued in southern Louisville, Kentucky after a train derailed in the area, resulting in a chemical spill and strong chemical odor.

VIA train derailment near Burlington, Ontario — 3 dead

A passenger train traveling between Niagara Falls and Toronto has derailed and is sitting on its side, near the town of Burlington, ON. Around 60 people have been injured, including three fatalities.

CN Rail coal train derailment, Fort Fraser, BC

Prince George - CN Rail line remains closed 150 km west of Prince George, following a derailment of 36 cars carrying coal last night. The cause is still under investigation.

Train derails and hits homes in Quebec

Quebec - A VIA train bound for Montreal derailed early Thursday morning, leaving a locomotive tipped on its side and two homes seriously damaged from the impact.
 

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One of the passengers injured as several subway cars derailed on the Moscow metro on July 15  2014 s...
One of the passengers injured as several subway cars derailed on the Moscow metro on July 15, 2014 speaks by his mobile after being rescued and treated by paramedics
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Swedish cleaning lady steals commuter train  derails it and crashes into an apartment building.
Swedish cleaning lady steals commuter train, derails it and crashes into an apartment building.
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Scene from the CXS train derailment in Lynchburg  Virginia on April 30  2014.
Scene from the CXS train derailment in Lynchburg, Virginia on April 30, 2014.
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SHIPMENT: Boeing 737 fuselages are hauled by a freight train passing by Boeing Field near Seattle in...
SHIPMENT: Boeing 737 fuselages are hauled by a freight train passing by Boeing Field near Seattle in May.
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Mushroom cloud from an explosion as an oil train derails in North Dakota.
Mushroom cloud from an explosion as an oil train derails in North Dakota.
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Swedish cleaning lady steals commuter train  derails it and crashes into an apartment building.
Swedish cleaning lady steals commuter train, derails it and crashes into an apartment building.
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Massive Train Explosion in West Virginia after Derailment - Fayette County
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