Topic: Derailment

Massive freight train crash in Kentucky

A freight train has derailed in Kentucky, USA over the weekend. The serious derailment in the town of Earlington, in the mid-western state of Kentucky, was just a footnote to the devastation brought about by...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Slick work cleans up Welsh oil spill

It has taken six months and the cooperation of agencies from all across Wales to rectify a derailed train, wrecked rails, a massive fire, an oil spill, and an environmental disaster on the railway line...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Sheffield derailment RAIB preliminary report

Track fastenings failure led to the Sheffield cement train derailment in November, says the independent watchdog in the UK, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch. The RAIB has determined that a track failure led to the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

UK network damage may last months

Major routes wrecked by recent derailments and landslides will be out of action for months, says a report. Some locations will not be repaired until Christmas. The city of Aberdeen could face disruption for most...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton