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Hundreds Evacuated in Georgia after Norfolk Southern Train Derailment

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(Bartow, Georgia – January 6, 2019) A seven-mile evacuation circle was ordered last Sunday after a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed 38 cars. Several of the cars were loaded with hazardous materials and some of which were compromised and spilled. The derailment occurred about 8:00 PM, EST, Sunday night near the Jefferson County, GA… Finish Reading Hundreds Evacuated in Georgia after Norfolk Southern Train Derailment

Two Norfolk Southern Train Collide Causing Evacuations in Kentucky Town

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(Scott County, Kentucky – March 18, 2018) Four Norfolk Southern Railroad employees were injured and dozens of residents of a rural Scott County, KY community near Lexington were evacuated from their homes to Lemons Mill Elementary School late Sunday night about 11:15 P.M. after a northbound NS freight train ran through a track switch… Finish Reading Two Norfolk Southern Train Collide Causing Evacuations in Kentucky Town

More Facts Emerging From Tragic South Carolina Crash, Pottroff & Karlin Files Lawsuit Against CSX on Behalf of Amtrak Passenger

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(Cayce, South Carolina – February 5, 2018) Nationally known railroad safety lawyer Bob Pottroff of Pottroff & Karlin has teamed up with Carl Solomon and filed the first lawsuit on behalf of an injured Amtrak passenger, James Daymon.  At the time of the crash, CSX had taken down its signal system and improperly aligned… Finish Reading More Facts Emerging From Tragic South Carolina Crash, Pottroff & Karlin Files Lawsuit Against CSX on Behalf of Amtrak Passenger

Two Killed, 116 Injured as Amtrak Silver Star Train Collides with CSX Freight Train in South Carolina

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(Cayce, South Carolina – February 4, 2018) Why Amtrak train #91, en route early Sunday from New York City to Miami, FL, was allegedly on the wrong track and collided head-on with a stopped CSX freight train near Columbia, SC, is currently a mystery.  However, its clear the remedy that could have prevented the… Finish Reading Two Killed, 116 Injured as Amtrak Silver Star Train Collides with CSX Freight Train in South Carolina

Three Confirmed Killed, Over Fifty Seriously Injured as Amtrak Train Derails in Washington State

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(DuPont, Washington — December 18, 2017) Speculation was focusing on an Amtrak inaugural run’s possible over speed operation Monday after the launch of Amtrak’s Cascade passenger train ran off the rails at about 7:50 A.M., PST.  The train, loaded with 78 passengers and five crew members, derailed its lead locomotive and 14 cars onto… Finish Reading Three Confirmed Killed, Over Fifty Seriously Injured as Amtrak Train Derails in Washington State

CSX Train Derails, Destroys House and Seriously Injures Occupant in Atlanta

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(Atlanta, Georgia – October 5, 2017) The derailment of 14 rail cars of a 190-car-long CSX train in northwest Atlanta, GA at about 3:00 A.M., EDT Thursday in the 1300 block of Andrews Street added a rude awakening for DeAngelo Rivers.  Mr. Rivers became homeless when one of the CSX cars crashed into his… Finish Reading CSX Train Derails, Destroys House and Seriously Injures Occupant in Atlanta

Philadelphia Area Commuter Trains Collide, Injuring Dozens

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(Upper Darby, Pennsylvania – August 22, 2017) A high-speed Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) commuter train, carrying an as-yet undetermined number of passengers, smashed into a parked, unoccupied SEPTA train shortly after midnight (12:15 A.M., EDT) last Tuesday. The collision occurred at one of the commuter rail carrier’s busiest stations, injuring dozens of homeward-bound… Finish Reading Philadelphia Area Commuter Trains Collide, Injuring Dozens

Over 100 Passengers Injured After Long Island Commuter Train Derails In Brooklyn, New York

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(Brooklyn, New York €“ January 4, 2017) At approximately 8:20 a.m. this morning a Long Island Railroad Train derailed in Brooklyn, New York at the Atlantic Terminal.  The derailment injured more than 100 unsuspecting passengers.  The train was traveling from Far Rockaway, Queens when it struck the terminal track 6 bumping block resulting in… Finish Reading Over 100 Passengers Injured After Long Island Commuter Train Derails In Brooklyn, New York

CSX Train Collision Proves Need for Positive Train Control

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(Marion County, Florida €“ November 16, 2016) Two employees were injured early Wednesday morning at about 4:15 A.M., EST when two CSX railroad freight trains collided, resulting in a diesel fuel spill of about 7,400 gallons as well as other fluids, and the total derailment of two locomotives and 32 freight cars carrying coal… Finish Reading CSX Train Collision Proves Need for Positive Train Control

CSX Derailment Results in the Evacuation of Thousands of Tennessee Residents

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(Maryville, Tennessee – July 1, 2015)

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