Amtrak said 243 passengers were on the train when it hit a dump truck at a public crossing in Mendon, Mo., causing several cars to derail.
A man who appeared to be in his 30s was exiting the train on Wednesday night when his pants were caught between the doors, causing him to be dragged onto the tracks, the police said.
Armed with cans of spray paint, two men traveled from France to seek out the form’s gritty roots in a quest that ended tragically on the tracks.
“He was fearless and brilliant in his investigation of hypocrisies and double standards in the media, and his contribution was priceless,” his family said in a statement.
The attackers used explosives to blow up the rail track before opening fire on the train in the latest in a series of train assaults.
Brandon Bostian was at the controls of the train, which was speeding at more than 100 miles per hour through a curved section when it crashed, the authorities said.
The police said the woman, who was Asian, was shoved in front of an R train as it approached a 42nd Street station in Manhattan on Saturday morning.
Los Angeles police officers pulled the pilot of a small plane away from the tracks moments before a train smashed into it at high speed.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority idled 748 Metro cars on Monday after one train derailed at least three times on Oct. 12, officials said.
Donald and Marjorie Varnadoe of Georgia were traveling cross-country when a train derailed in Montana on Saturday. Zach Schneider, a computer scientist from Illinois, also was killed.
The derailment, involving five cars of the Empire Builder train, happened near Joplin, Mont., on Saturday afternoon.
When a train jumped the tracks near Union Square, killing five and injuring 200, officials were forced to tighten safety protocols.
Most of the passengers on an express train were asleep when it derailed and its cars fell across the track into the path of another.
A light rail train carrying passengers in Kuala Lumpur collided in a tunnel with an empty train on a test run. Officials promised a full investigation.
About 80 people in Sibley, Iowa, were ordered to evacuate. It was unclear what exactly the train was carrying or what was burning.
The derailment occurred at a station in the city’s southeast, injuring at least 70 others, the authorities said.
In a country known for poorly maintained equipment and mismanagement, a deadly accident north of Cairo adds to the trauma.
The driver of a crane truck that slid down an embankment — into the path of an oncoming express train — faces up to 12 years in prison if convicted.
Officials were trying to determine why the truck slid downhill from a construction site on Friday, resulting in the island’s deadliest rail disaster in decades.
A woman lost her husband and their two children, who were athletes at a university. A man held his 5-year-old daughter in his arms in the minutes before she died.
Many more deaths were feared after the derailment on Friday morning, a government-run news agency reported.
The national rail authority said “unknown actors” had engaged brakes on one train, which was hit by another behind it. The country’s railways have been plagued by poor maintenance and mismanagement.
Three people had minor injuries after a northbound A train jumped the tracks at the 14th Street Station, officials said.
The derailment, on a bridge over a lake in Tempe, caused part of the bridge to collapse, the authorities said. No injuries were reported.
The ruling revived the state’s case against Brandon Bostian, a former Amtrak engineer, who has been charged with more than 200 crimes, including eight counts of involuntary manslaughter.