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Train derails near Mayerthorpe, Alberta

Over a dozen train cars derailed near Mayerthorpe, Ata., on Friday but the RCMP said the derailment posed a low risk to the public.

Police said the incident happened about two kilometres outside the central Alberta town. 233 more words

Canada

FRA Head Urges Caution at Crossings

The answer to grade crossing safety is pretty easy, the head of the Federal Railroad Administration believes

In a newspaper column, Ronald Batory urged motorists and pedestrians to “make safe choices.” 188 more words

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Young girl in serious condition after train rolls over leg: Hamilton police

Hamilton police say a young girl is in serious condition after she fell onto rail tracks and a slow-moving train rolled over her leg.

Police said in a statement that officers were called to the rail tracks west of Gage Avenue South between Maplewood and Cumberland avenues after 6:10 p.m. 102 more words

Canada

NS Sets 2018 Safety Train Schedule

Norfolk Southern will again provide training to first responders through its Operation Awareness & Response program, which sends a training train over the NS network. 332 more words

Railroad News

IAIN MARTIN: SMEARING BRITISH RAIL FOR A TORY BREXIT

For decades there have been concerns that BBC news and current affairs programmes are politically biased. In the 1980s Conservatives accused the BBC of opposing Thatcher, while trade unions accused it of pro-management bias in the 1984–85 miners’ strike and 1986 News International dispute. 2,060 more words

Railways

Most Wanted List Progress Report: Rail Safety

By: Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt

 The NTSB is releasing a series of blogs highlighting the progress the transportation community is making in each mode to advance issues on our 2017–2018 Most Wanted List. 912 more words

Most Wanted List

Situation Awareness is huge around railroads, according to training

By Matt Wilson, @wilsonstcomms

“Situational awareness” is critical around railroad tracks, but the words take on more weight when responding to a dangerous incident in an already dangerous and dynamic environment. 1,005 more words

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