Illinois derailment closes highway, damages tracks

An Alton and Southern Railway train has derailed in Fairmont City, Ill., blocking traffic on Highway 3. The accident happened at 11:45 p.m. on Jan. 21. Crews were still working on the

Top web stories 2020—Viral photo of COVID-19 rail freight tanker is No. 1

According to Google Analytics, There were a whopping 1.4 million pageviews on the RT&S website in 2020, and in a year that was bombarded by COVID-19 stories it is not surprising that

More terrorism on the tracks? Officials in Washington investigate latest train derailment

Officials are trying to figure out how a BNSF train carrying crude oil derailed in Whatcom County, Wash., on Dec. 22. The accident caused a fire that lasted well into the night.

Bells & Whistles—Terror on the track in the state of Washington

Six transit projects receive federal grants to help with safety, track maintenance Work ready to crank up on first phases of Indiana’s South Shore Line Double Track project MBTA looks to cut

Group using shunts in an attempt to disrupt, derail trains in state of Washington

Two women are now waiting on a second court date after they were charged with terror attacks against the railroad and released. Ellen Reiche and Samantha Brooks were arrested and charged with

Bridge collapses, train derails in Indiana County, Pa.

A train has derailed and a bridge has collapsed in Indiana County, Pa. Rail traffic has been stopped and vehicular traffic is being detoured. The accident happened the morning of Nov. 25

UP hazmat derailment shuts down California’s Highway 99

A Union Pacific train carrying hazardous material has derailed in California, forcing the closure of Highway 99. About seven train cars left the tracks, and according to the California Highway Patrol most

Bells & Whistles—Brightline puts West high-speed route on hold

Brightline West high-speed rail project now put on hold Norfolk Southern suffers derailment that spilled coal into river U.S. DOT gives short line railroads a shot in the financial arm 2020 Election:

Bells & Whistles—Members of Congress worried about Purple Line project

Brightline West high-speed rail construction expected to start soon, but work can still be scratched Train derails in Texas; railcars spill onto street Maryland lawmakers’ concerns about fate of Purple Line project

Train derails in Texas; railcars spill onto street

A Kansas City Southern train derailed near the Texas-Louisiana border on Oct. 29, causing schools to be evacuated and motorists to flee to safety as the railcars spilled in front of them.

Bells & Whistles—Ottawa residents fear light-rail project

Ottawa failing to calm eviction fears of low-income families as light-rail line construction looms NS suffers from two derailments Instead of natural gas, NJ Transit now energized to find alternatives for electricity

Bells & Whistles—Wash. State Supreme Court delivers for Sound Transit

HART’s cost overruns for light-rail project have not reached a ceiling Initiative 976 struck down by Washington State Supreme Court CSX suffers derailment in Atlanta suburb Maryland takes over Purple Line project

Bells & Whistles—Metro’s Silver Line extension faces safety issue

Transportation Safety Board of Canada reports on 2019 derailment LIRR to install new rail bridge at site of deadly 2019 accident Metro’s Silver Line extension is not open yet, but derailment risk

Bells & Whistles—Purple Line project could hit a wall

Report shows Washington, D.C., Metrorail lack strong safety culture. Fire destroys nearly 100-year-old railroad bridge. NTSB preliminary report of Union Pacific derailment in Arizona contain more details about accident. Judge says Purple

NTSB preliminary report of Union Pacific derailment in Arizona contains more details about accident

The following is NTSB’s preliminary report on the Union Pacific derailment that partially collapsed a bridge in Tempe, Ariz. On July 29, 2020, at 6:07 a.m. local time, in Tempe, Ariz., westbound

Union Pacific derailment comes close to striking large propane tank

Union Pacific has not set a timeline on when a line of track in Albany County, Wyo., will be reopened following a 57-car derailment over the weekend. The cars that left the

Watch: News videos on the train derailment in Tempe

The Union Pacific train derailment in Tempe, Ariz., last week received a lot of media attention. The following are clips from other news outlets to give you a better viewpoint of the

Tempe: Replaced section of rail bridge needs to look like original

The portion of the bridge that collapsed in Tempe, Ariz., will be rebuilt. Inspectors said the sections of the steel truss bridge that did not fail are structurally safe. Union Pacific is

Section of Arizona bridge that partially collapsed is demolished

Union Pacific has begun the process of replacing or repairing the bridge that was the site of a derailment in Tempe, Ariz., as a 150-ft section of the structure was demolished. The

Bells & Whistles—Train derailments and financial derailments

Ariz. bridge that collapsed also was site of derailment in June. Canadian National derailment earlier this year caused by “ice jacking”. Metro GM says more COVID funding is needed. STB: Texas Central