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Train Derailments
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Railroad Related Incidents

Information and photos related to train derailments and other train related mishaps. This page is a good source to turn to when you want to find out more information on a recent passenger train derailment or other railroad mishap. Please feel free to post your own links related to railroad incidents by clicking here to go to the Derailments.com Facebook Page.

TrainWeb.com generally does not post collisions between trains and vehicles or pedestrians on its main page as it would provide a misrepresentation of the safety of rail travel. For comments on the safety of rail travel, please CLICK HERE. Instead, this website is where we post all news related to railroad derailments and other mishaps. You are welcome to post your own links, comments and photos related to train mishaps here also.

 
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Derailment Slideshows: Metrolink Nov-18-1999 / Metrolink Apr-23-2002 / Amtrak

March 14, 2016 - Amtrak Southwest Chief Derailment Unique photographs of the Amtrak Southwest Chief derailment near Kansas City... Read More>>

  • ☆☆☆ Railroad Crossings by Brett Wirick - Train Derailments Section
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  • www.trainweb.US/brettrw - Railroad Crossings by Brett Wirick has been developed to help the railfan enjoy the western railroading scene. To make this easier, pages are developed following the host railroads own breakdown of its track, IE by subdivision. This segmenting applies mainly to the UP and BNSF, the dominate railroads in the west. In all cases, pictures and information are disseminated following a geographical format. This should help you to locate and duplicate what you find here on-line during your next trip... Read More>>

At this time, the main focus of this page is passenger train derailments in the United States and Canada. As time permits, we will try to expand the information on this page to cover other areas of the world and information on freight derailments. Some time in the future, we hope to add more data related to the history of derailments.

George Black, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, said investigators are impressed with how the double-deck Superliner cars remained intact even though they were pounded with massive forces. Unlike airliners, which are built of lightweight aluminum and composite material, rail passenger cars are built of heavy steel. This factor alone often prevents deaths or major injuries in even high-speed train wrecks. "The good story is that the cars stood up like champs," Black said.

                   -- Washington Post, Sunday, April 21, 2002, Page A10


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