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January 14, 1994 | From Associated Press
A train carrying circus performers and animals derailed Thursday at a crossing, killing two people and injuring 14 others, authorities said. Sixteen cars jumped the tracks shortly after 9 a.m. as the 53-car train traveled across Florida from St. Petersburg to Orlando, where the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus was to open tonight. "The show always goes on. I suspect we will be late, but the show always goes on," said David Cohen, the circus manager and a passenger on the train.
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January 15, 1994 | From Reuters
Investigators focused on a possible broken wheel in the probe of a Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus train derailment that killed two performers, federal officials said Friday. "A wheel was possibly involved in the accident. We are attempting to locate as many parts of the wheel as possible," said Jim Hall, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board. Once collected, the pieces of the metal wheel will be sent to the safety board laboratory in Washington, D.C.
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January 15, 1994 | From Reuters
Investigators focused on a possible broken wheel in the probe of a Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus train derailment that killed two performers, federal officials said Friday. "A wheel was possibly involved in the accident. We are attempting to locate as many parts of the wheel as possible," said Jim Hall, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board. Once collected, the pieces of the metal wheel will be sent to the safety board laboratory in Washington, D.C.
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January 14, 1994 | From Associated Press
A train carrying circus performers and animals derailed Thursday at a crossing, killing two people and injuring 14 others, authorities said. Sixteen cars jumped the tracks shortly after 9 a.m. as the 53-car train traveled across Florida from St. Petersburg to Orlando, where the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus was to open tonight. "The show always goes on. I suspect we will be late, but the show always goes on," said David Cohen, the circus manager and a passenger on the train.
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December 18, 1991 | From Associated Press
An Amtrak train left the track and tore through two houses Tuesday, injuring 55 people and leaving train cars jackknifed across a street, authorities said. The Silver Meteor was carrying about 170 passengers and a crew of 16 from New York City to Tampa when it derailed, authorities said. The six most seriously injured people were flown by helicopter to out-of-town hospitals; 49 others were treated at Putnam Community Hospital. It was not immediately clear what caused the derailment.
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May 29, 1990 | Associated Press
An Amtrak passenger train slammed into a tanker truck loaded with sewage sludge Monday, injuring nine people, none seriously, authorities said. The northbound train, on the Miami-New York Silver Meteor run, was carrying 153 passengers. Authorities said that the truck driver was ticketed for failure to stop at a railroad crossing.
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September 16, 1988 | Associated Press
Twenty-seven cars of a freight train derailed in a sparsely populated area Thursday, spilling a corrosive chemical and sending four police officers to a hospital with respiratory problems, authorities said. The cause of the derailment was under investigation.
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November 24, 1988 | Associated Press
A freight train derailed early Wednesday, rupturing a natural gas line and forcing the evacuation of 450 people, officials said. No injuries were reported.
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March 18, 1993 | From Associated Press
A gasoline tanker trapped in traffic at a railroad crossing was struck by an Amtrak train Wednesday and exploded in a giant fireball that set nine other trucks and cars ablaze, killing the tanker driver and five other people in their vehicles. Fifteen people waiting at the crossing were injured, and six of the 118 people aboard the train were taken to a hospital for observation, officials said. Witnesses described panic as people stuck in traffic scrambled for their lives after the blast.
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March 18, 1993 | From Associated Press
A gasoline tanker trapped in traffic at a railroad crossing was struck by an Amtrak train Wednesday and exploded in a giant fireball that set nine other trucks and cars ablaze, killing the tanker driver and five other people in their vehicles. Fifteen people waiting at the crossing were injured, and six of the 118 people aboard the train were taken to a hospital for observation, officials said. Witnesses described panic as people stuck in traffic scrambled for their lives after the blast.
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December 18, 1991 | From Associated Press
An Amtrak train left the track and tore through two houses Tuesday, injuring 55 people and leaving train cars jackknifed across a street, authorities said. The Silver Meteor was carrying about 170 passengers and a crew of 16 from New York City to Tampa when it derailed, authorities said. The six most seriously injured people were flown by helicopter to out-of-town hospitals; 49 others were treated at Putnam Community Hospital. It was not immediately clear what caused the derailment.
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May 29, 1990 | Associated Press
An Amtrak passenger train slammed into a tanker truck loaded with sewage sludge Monday, injuring nine people, none seriously, authorities said. The northbound train, on the Miami-New York Silver Meteor run, was carrying 153 passengers. Authorities said that the truck driver was ticketed for failure to stop at a railroad crossing.
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November 24, 1988 | Associated Press
A freight train derailed early Wednesday, rupturing a natural gas line and forcing the evacuation of 450 people, officials said. No injuries were reported.
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September 16, 1988 | Associated Press
Twenty-seven cars of a freight train derailed in a sparsely populated area Thursday, spilling a corrosive chemical and sending four police officers to a hospital with respiratory problems, authorities said. The cause of the derailment was under investigation.
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