Railroad Related Incidents
Information and photos related to train derailments and other train related mishaps.
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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...
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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