derailment : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n an accident in which a train runs off its track
- Or is this freight train now rolling with such momentum that a messy derailment is likely, if not inevitable? Jun Ma, the chief economist at Deutsche Bank Securities in Hong Kong .
- On June 4, insurgents were blamed for a train derailment that caused the entire railway network in the south to grind to a halt.
- There were breakdowns and frequent delaysthough nothing as serious as the recent derailment with many fatalities on this line.
News & Articles
- Rosedale train derailment 911 calls
The 911 calls from the Rosedale train derailment have been released. Listen to some of them here!
June 14, 2013 - ABC 2 Baltimore
- 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 ...
June 14, 2013 - WHAS TV11 Louisville
- 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 ...
June 13, 2013 - Chicago Sun-Times
- Amil in Hindu
The derailment followed a blast, which damaged the rail track,Superintendent of Police (Railway) Amil B. Homkar said.
- Hillary Rodham Clinton in All American Patriots (press release)
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,...