derailment derailment  /dɪ ˈreɪl mənt/


  • (n) an accident in which a train runs off its track


  1. On June 4, insurgents were blamed for a train derailment that caused the entire railway network in the south to grind to a halt.
  2. There were breakdowns and frequent delaysthough nothing as serious as the recent derailment with many fatalities on this line.
  3. The trip on the Great Siberian Railway brings worse tidings: sabotage, derailment, kidnaping outlaws.


  1. Rosedale train derailment 911 calls

    The 911 calls from the Rosedale train derailment have been released. Listen to some of them here!
    on June 15, 2013     Source: ABC 2 Baltimore

  2. Officials say broken rail caused West Point train derailment

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- We now know what caused a large train derailment near West Point, Ky. last October. Authorities from Paducah and Louisville Railway released a statement Thursday: “Paducah & Louisville Railway has determined that a broken rail caused the October 29, 2012 derailment of its train near West Point, Ky. That finding has been filed with the Federal Railroad Administration ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WHAS TV11 Louisville

  3. Freight train derailment blocks Metra Southwest Line trains

    The early afternoon derailment of a freight train locomotive on the South Side has affected evening rush service on Metra’s Southwest Service between downtown and the southwest suburbs. The Norfolk Southern Railroad locomotive derailed at about 41st and Root streets, according to Metra spokesman Michael Gillis. Since the derailment blocked all train traffic for Metra and Norfolk Southern ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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  1. "The derailment followed a blast, which damaged the rail track," Superintendent of Police (Railway) Amil B. Homkar said.
    on Nov 19, 2009 By: Amil Source: Hindu

  2. "Today's accident should be a wake up call. We cannot continue to treat these derailments as isolated incidents. I urge you to launch a full investigation of railroad safety across the state to prevent the next derailment before it occurs,"...
    on Mar 13, 2007 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: All American Patriots (press release)

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