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Will Coal Trains Roll On?

As the second largest coal producer in the world, the United States provides the world with massive amounts of this natural resource. In fact, coal serves as fuel for over Read More

Off the Rails: Train Operators and Substance Abuse

Dating back to the 1980s, drug and alcohol abuse by train operators has been at the center of a number of preventable train accidents. A 1987 Conrail crash put the Read More

Could Additional Safety Training Have Prevented the Quebec Train Disaster?

Reeling from the deadly Lac-Mégantic train crash, many are still seeking answers as to how the accident could have been avoided. While a good deal of media coverage has focused Read More

Looking for Answers in Commuter Rail Accidents

In response to two major rail accidents this year involving Metro-North commuter trains, federal investigators will hold hearings in October. The hearings' purpose is to gather information about the Bridgeport, Read More

What Makes Certain Railroad Crossings More Dangerous Than Others?

With over 210,005 railroad crossings, of which close to 130,000 intersect with public roads in the 49 continental states, most drivers in the United States encounter crossings on a regular Read More

U.S. Citizen among Victims of Harrowing Spanish Train Accident

As the death toll from the deadly train crash in Santiago de Compostela, Spain approaches 80 people, American Myrta Fariza has been identified as the latest victim to perish as Read More

Collateral Damage: Train Accidents also Traumatize Railroad Workers

While the primary victims in most railway accidents are the unsuspecting motorists and pedestrians with whom trains collide, railroad employee representatives are bringing to light the trauma and stress experienced Read More

Chlorine Represents a Major Safety Risk on the Rails

When many people think about hazardous materials on rail cars, their first thought involves petroleum products and the raging infernos that explode when cars carrying these materials crash. Few people Read More

Getting to the Bottom of Industrial Railroad Accidents

In light of the spate of recent high profile railway disasters in the United States and Canada, many experts are digging deeper to determine the causes of these railroad accidents. Read More

Racing Trains at Railroad Crossings: A Recipe for Disaster

Motorists are playing a deadly game when they race across train crossings, attempting to traverse them before a rapidly approaching train arrives. While common sense dictates that this is never Read More

Boom Times for Railway Oil Transport

In recent years, western states have seen huge booms in oil production, creating thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in revenues. One of the primary factors contributing to the Read More

Rail Workers’ Fraudulent Disability Claims Not Taken Lightly

There are few events more tragic than sustaining a serious injury that prevents you from earning a living. The physical pain of the injury is frequently compounded by the panic Read More

Headphone-Clad Teen Killed in Texas Train Accident

In what can only be described as a heartbreaking accident, teen victim Christopher Neves was struck and killed on train tracks in New Caney, Texas. Reports indicate that the train’s Read More

Canadian Rail Tragedy Provides Sobering Message to Midwesterners

North America was recently rocked by reports of one of the most devastating railway accidents in decades. The crash occurred in a quiet town called Lac-Mégantic in the Estrie region Read More

Ethanol on the Tracks

Manufactured from corn and other plant materials, ethanol has been touted as the future of renewable energy. Its use in automobile and truck fuels is almost universal, with most gasoline Read More

Switzerland Latest Site of Major Passenger Train Crash

July came to a close with yet another major rail accident, which occurred near the Swiss countryside town of Granges-près-Marnand. This crash involved the head-on collision of two trains traveling Read More

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