Rail transportation industry

This photo provided by Chuck Reeves shows the end of a New York City-bound Amtrak train car after it was separated from another, outside of Ravena, about 25 miles south of Albany-Rensselaer station in Albany, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. The train experienced what Amtrak called a "mechanical issue" just before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Amtrak said another engine was being dispatched to transfer passengers from the disabled train. (Chuck Reeves via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 11:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City-bound Amtrak train became disabled on the night before Thanksgiving, one of the busiest travel days of the year, when two of its cars separated. There were no reports of injuries. Train 68, called the Adirondack, was heading from Montreal, when the train experienced...
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A passenger train after a collision with a landslide, near Vacarisses, some 45 kilometers northwest of Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday Nov. 20, 2018. One person died and dozens were injured Tuesday after a landslide derailed a commuter train traveling toward Barcelona, Spanish authorities said. (Anti-radar Catalunya via AP)
November 20, 2018 - 3:51 am
VACARISSES, Spain (AP) — A commuter train traveling toward Barcelona was derailed by a landslide on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring dozens, Spanish authorities said. The regional civil protection agency said that two train cars of a convoy of six came off the tracks at 6.15 a.m. local (...
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October 26, 2018 - 3:00 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators say at least six people have died in flash floods in the country's south. The Investigative Committee said in a statement on Friday that six people died in Russia's Krasnodar region when torrential rains and flash floods hit the area on Wednesday. One more person...
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Workers survey the aftermath of a train derailment in Yilan county, northeastern Taiwan Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Rescuers searched through wreckage Monday after one of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route. (AP Photo)
October 22, 2018 - 3:17 am
DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president pressed for a quick, transparent probe into the cause of the island's worst train crash in nearly three decades as the search of the derailed cars ended and crash investigators examined the wreckage Monday. The eight-car Puyuma express ran off the...
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Rescue workers tend to the injured at the site of a train derailment in Lian county in northern Taiwan on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Passengers were killed and injured on Sunday when one of Taiwan's newer, faster trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, officials said. (AP Photo)
October 21, 2018 - 11:54 am
DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan (AP) — One of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said. The Puyuma express was carrying more than 360 passengers from a suburb of Taipei in the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016 file photo morning rush hour traffic makes it's way along US 101 near downtown Los Angeles. Activists seeking to repeal California's gas tax increase are proposing another ballot measure aimed at providing replacement transportation funding and nixing the state's high-speed rail project. Supporters of Proposition 6 said Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, they will file a proposed initiative for the 2020 ballot that would designate existing tax revenues for transportation projects and end the state's plan to build a high-speed train. The proposal is seen as a counterpart to this year's ballot initiative to repeal a fuel tax increase that is funding transportation projects in the state. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
September 25, 2018 - 12:55 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Opponents of the California gas tax increase passed by state legislators last year on Tuesday proposed a new ballot measure for 2020 to provide money for road repairs and eliminate the state's $77 billion high-speed rail project. The backers of the 2020 measure are also...
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Emergency responders, police and firefighters search for a missing boy who disappeared beneath the water of a retention pond while playing with friends on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Harrison, Wis. The boy was found, alive, in an air pocket beneath a manhole cover about thirty feet from the place he went missing. (Wm. Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 2:39 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy sucked into a flooded Wisconsin storm sewer was saved when an eagle-eyed firefighter saw the boy's fingers pop through an opening in a manhole cover. The astonishing rescue Tuesday evening came as storms pounded the southern half of the state and southeastern...
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Archaeologist Ross Harper holds a notched projectile, estimated to be 3,000 years old, found at the site of a Native American fort in Norwalk, Conn., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. The firm Archaeological & Historical Services is removing artifacts from the site for further study. The fort was found during a survey as part of rail bridge replacement project. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)
August 28, 2018 - 9:25 pm
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A 1600s Native American fort uncovered as part of a rail bridge replacement project is shining some light on a tribe's first dealings with Europeans, archeologists said on Tuesday during a tour of the site. The find on a small sliver of land next to railroad tracks that carry...
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