Amtrak Train Hits Truck in Missouri, With ‘Reports of Injuries’

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.

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N.Y.C. Subway Rider Dies After Pants Are Trapped by Car Doors

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.

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For 2 Graffiti Artists, New York’s Subway Was Irresistible and Deadly

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.

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Eric Boehlert, Media Critic and Writer, Dies at 57

“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.

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Gunmen Attack Train Near Nigerian Capital, Killing Some Riders

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.

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Ex-Amtrak Engineer Acquitted in Philadelphia Crash That Killed 8

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.

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Woman Dies After Being Pushed Onto Subway Tracks in Times Square

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.

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Crashed Pilot Is Pulled to Safety Seconds Before Train Plows Through

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.

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Washington Metro Pulls Most Train Cars From Service After Derailment

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.

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Couple Celebrating 50th Anniversary Died in Amtrak Derailment

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.

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Amtrak Derailment: At Least 50 Hurt in Montana, Official Says

The derailment, involving five cars of the Empire Builder train, happened near Joplin, Mont., on Saturday afternoon.

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A Nightmare of Blood and Steel: The ’90s Subway Crash That Changed Everything

When a train jumped the tracks near Union Square, killing five and injuring 200, officials were forced to tighten safety protocols.

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Train Crash in Pakistan Kills at Least 30

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.

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Train Collision in Malaysia Injures Over 200 People

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.

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Train in Iowa With Hazardous Materials Derails, Prompting Evacuation

About 80 people in Sibley, Iowa, were ordered to evacuate. It was unclear what exactly the train was carrying or what was burning.

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Subway Train Derails in Mexico City, Killing at Least 13

The derailment occurred at a station in the city’s southeast, injuring at least 70 others, the authorities said.

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Train Crash in Egypt Kills at Least 11

In a country known for poorly maintained equipment and mismanagement, a deadly accident north of Cairo adds to the trauma.

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Taiwan Prosecutors Charge Man With Causing Deadly Train Crash

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.

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Taiwan Crash Investigators Focus on How Truck Fell in Train’s Path

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.

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They Survived Taiwan’s Train Crash. Their Loved Ones Did Not.

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.

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Taiwan Train Derails in Tunnel, Killing at Least 1 Person

Many more deaths were feared after the derailment on Friday morning, a government-run news agency reported.

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Trains Collide in Egypt, Killing at Least 32

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.

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Subway Derailment Injures 3, Officials Say

Three people had minor injuries after a northbound A train jumped the tracks at the 14th Street Station, officials said.

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Freight Train Catches Fire and Derails in Arizona

The derailment, on a bridge over a lake in Tempe, caused part of the bridge to collapse, the authorities said. No injuries were reported.

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Judge Reinstates Charges Against Engineer in Philadelphia Train Wreck That Killed 8

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.

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