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India train rams school bus killing 20, mostly children

Hyderabad - A passenger train rammed into a school bus in southern India on Thursday killing 20 people, mostly young children, officials said in the latest fatal accident on the country's rail network.
In the Media by Vivek Nemana (AFP)

Driver, schoolchildren die after bus is struck, dragged by train

Hyderabad - More than two dozen school children and one adult are feared dead after their school bus was struck by a passenger train.
In the Media by Greta McClain

India train hits school bus, at least 11 children dead

Hyderabad - A passenger train rammed into a school bus in southern India on Thursday killing at least 11 children, with fears the death toll could rise further, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Freak accident with train causes driver to be killed by own van

Monforte De Lemos - A woman had the misfortune of her vehicle stalling on a rail crossing near the town of Monforte de Lemos Wednesday evening, just as a freight train was incoming. She immediately fled the vehicle, but the flying wreckage of her van struck and killed her.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Video: Couple assault officer, are grabbed and thrown from train

Union - Onlookers took cell phone video of a New Jersey (NJ) couple being grabbed by police officers and thrown off a train for refusing to leave after bringing their bikes onto the train.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Four dead as India train derails, sabotage suspected

Patna - A passenger train derailed in eastern India on Wednesday, killing four people, after a suspected explosion on the tracks during a protest called by Maoist insurgents, officials said.
In the Media by Imran Khan (AFP)

Google Now can alert you at your stop on public transport

A new alarm feature integrated into Google's digital assistant for Android devices, Google Now, is reportedly able to alert you to get off public transport at the stop nearest to your destination.
In the Media by James Walker

Bride attaches 1-month-old newborn to wedding gown

Jackson - A Tennessee couple is under fire after the bride attached her one-month old infant to the train of her wedding dress and allegedly dragged her down the aisle.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet - 3 comments

At least 10 dead in India passenger train crash

New Delhi - A passenger express slammed into a stationary freight train in northern India on Monday, killing at least 10 people with others feared trapped in the wreckage, an official told AFP.
In the Media by AFP

18 dead in India train accident: official

New Delhi - A passenger train derailed in western India on Sunday, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 100 as rescue workers raced to free those still trapped, a police official said.
In the Media by AFP

Video: Czech pensioner in close clip with death

You know it's not your time to go when something like this happens. A pensioner was taking a chance, jaywalking at a railway crossing, when he experienced a real near-miss.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Train headkick video goes viral

Regina - A video of a man who took a selfie while dangerously close to a passing train has gone viral after only a day on YouTube.
In the Media by Gene Kosowan

Why many Japanese bullet trains are about to go blue

Tokyo - The use of a specially prepared blue paint could soon become commonplace on bullet trains in Japan. The paint inhibits the growth of bacteria and protects the train from damage.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

GE, Bombardier share South Africa train deal with Chinese firms

South Africa's state-owned logistics company on Monday awarded General Electric <GE.N>, Bombardier <BBDb.TO> and two Chinese firms a contract to supply over 1,000 trains, as part of a $28 billion expansion plan.
In the Media by Reuters

Japan to offer bullet train with footbath

Tokyo - Japan's super-speedy bullet train is to offer passengers a chance to soothe their tired feet as they zip through the countryside, in a carriage equipped with footbaths.JR East will launch the service in July, with one carriage on the "shinkansen" bulle...
In the Media by AFP

Egyptian suspected of carrying explosives on Paris-Venice train

Besan - French police have detained an Egyptian national on suspicion of carrying explosives on board a Paris-Venice night train, Besancon prosecutor Alain Saffar told AFP on Thursday.The man, who is 33 and lives in Italy, was taken off the train and placed in...
In the Media by AFP

Man killed by Amtrak train while posing for photos

Authorities in Seattle, Washington say that a man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train over the weekend while his girlfriend was taking photos of him.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Video: Wednesday is 'No Pants Day' on Madrid metro

Madrid - Commonly called the "No Pants Subway Ride", the idea apparently started in New York in 2002, and has caught on and become an annual event in Madrid, Spain.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Photo Essay: Riding the Russian train Special

Moscow - If you travel to Russia, you must ride the Russian train from Moscow to Samara. It's inexpensive, friendly, and full of surprises.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 2 comments

Review: Andrew Ripp shines on new album 'Won't Let Go' Special

Nashville-based acoustic pop-rock singer-songwriter Andrew Ripp released his newest studio album "Won't Let Go," via his independent label, Be Music and Entertainment.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

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.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 9 comments

Monday morning commuters trapped in Madrid metro

Madrid - While the fact that it was Monday morning was quite bad enough, at 9:40 a.m. Madrid time, one of the subway trains on Madrid metro line 5 ground to a halt for over an hour-and-a-half, trapping the commuters inside, sometimes in the pitch dark.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

High-speed train from Barcelona to Paris coming soon

Barcelona - Anyone wishing to travel between Barcelona in Spain and Paris, France will be pleased to hear that things will be getting quite a bit faster, as a new AVE high-speed train is about to launch.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

NYC-bound train ends up in Philly, not New York after wrong turn

Philadelphia - After a wrong turn, an Amtrak train headed to New York City last Thursday ended up taking its passengers back to Philadelphia instead. The train went through a suburban area of Philly, the city it was supposed to be leaving.
In the Media by Mike White - 1 comment

Train slams into herd of elephants in India

Seven elephants and two calves were killed in Kolkata, India, Thursday when a passenger train crashed into them as they went across tracks in a forest. Ten other elephants were seriously injured, and more may die.
In the Media by Mike White - 3 comments

Video: Free ticket to ride on the Moscow metro for squats

Moscow - The Moscow metro in Russia has come up with a novel way to get the public fitter. They are offering free single-trip tickets to passengers who can perform 30 squats in front of the machine.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Spain's 'anti-Banksy' train graffiti artist comes to end of line

Madrid - Some street artists, like Banksy, paint for a good cause. Others like "LOSE" just paint and paint. Now Spain's most prolific train graffiti artist has been arrested in Madrid, Spain.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Barcelona suburban train collision injures 22 people

Barcelona - Two trains collided at Barcelona's Sants station on Friday morning, injuring 22 people. Of these, 10 required treatment and one person was hospitalized.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments
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An old train at the old Izmit train station
An old train at the old Izmit train station
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Sitting next to the track I wonder what is being railroaded; glints of gold contrast with winter's empty branches and hint opportunities might be rolling by.
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Train link from Union Station to Pearson International Airport
Train link from Union Station to Pearson International Airport
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Image of a train speedometer showing 200 kms per hour posted by Francisco Jose Garzon Amo on Facebook
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File photo: A bus at level crossing
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Spain express train AVE Class 103 high-speed train Barcelona - Figueras
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Spain express train AVE Class 103 high-speed train Barcelona - Figueras
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Man lies in front of speeding train
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Man lies in front of speeding train
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Scores of children die in Egypt school bus crash
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Scores of children die in Egypt school bus crash
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LOSE  infamous train graffitti artist in Madrid  Spain painting a train with friends.  He has been a...
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LOSE, infamous train graffitti artist in Madrid, Spain painting a train with friends. He has been arrested by Spanish Police.
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The Q-Train at the 57th Street Station in Midtown Manhattan.
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The Q-Train at the 57th Street Station in Midtown Manhattan.
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An old train engine
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An old train engine
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A train carrying chemicals derailed in Ghent  Belgium on May 4  2013.
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A train carrying chemicals derailed in Ghent, Belgium on May 4, 2013.
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A French TGV high-speed double-decker train
A French TGV high-speed double-decker train
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Chicago Transit Authority train.
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Chicago Transit Authority train.
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An engine owned by Howard MacLellan  of a type which operated out of Truro in 1956.
An engine owned by Howard MacLellan, of a type which operated out of Truro in 1956.
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A woman s van being lifted after a train hit the van.
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A woman's van being lifted after a train hit the van.
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The abandoned Michigan Central Station train depot
The abandoned Michigan Central Station train depot
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A pensioner survived being clipped by a speeding train at a railway crossing.
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A pensioner survived being clipped by a speeding train at a railway crossing.
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