Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRailroad Accidents Germany
IN THE NEWS

Railroad Accidents Germany

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
June 6, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The reason for a rattling that alarmed some passengers in the minutes before the crash of InterCity Express 884 now seems clear: Investigators said a broken wheel was the most likely cause of the disaster. The damaged wheel was on the first car behind the locomotive. Investigators found the fractured steel rim that circles the wheel and helps keep the train on the tracks lodged in the train car's rear wheels.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
June 11, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 57 people, mostly tourists, were injured when two cogwheel trains collided on Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze. Five of the injured were in critical condition, including one train driver, officials said. The trains were going about 25 mph toward each other on a single track when they collided at the entrance to a tunnel outside Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the southern state of Bavaria, police said.
Advertisement
NEWS
February 7, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
German rescue workers dug through debris today for more bodies in the wreckage of an express train that derailed and plowed into a house near Cologne, killing at least nine people and injuring 100. Police said the death toll in Sunday's accident could rise further. The train derailed as it broke the speed limit on a restricted section near the suburban station of Bruehl. The train was en route from Amsterdam to Switzerland.
NEWS
February 7, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
German rescue workers dug through debris today for more bodies in the wreckage of an express train that derailed and plowed into a house near Cologne, killing at least nine people and injuring 100. Police said the death toll in Sunday's accident could rise further. The train derailed as it broke the speed limit on a restricted section near the suburban station of Bruehl. The train was en route from Amsterdam to Switzerland.
NEWS
June 5, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Rescue workers continued to search for survivors, victims and clues in modern Germany's deadliest rail disaster. The official death toll stood at 92 in the wreck, which occurred in the northern town of Eschede when a dozen train cars and the rear engine of Inter-City Express 884 derailed while traveling at 125 mph. An official said about 60 older high-speed trains will be removed from service because of indications that a damaged wheel may have played a role in the crash.
NEWS
June 4, 1998 | From Associated Press
Hurtling with a momentum that piled train cars one atop another in twisted heaps of steel, Germany's fastest passenger train derailed and jackknifed Wednesday when the lead locomotive broke loose. State officials said at least 100 people were killed. Traveling at 125 mph, car after car slammed into the pylons of an overpass, bringing the bridge crashing down on the wreckage.
NEWS
June 11, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
At least 57 people, mostly tourists, were injured when two cogwheel trains collided on Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze. Five of the injured were in critical condition, including one train driver, officials said. The trains were going about 25 mph toward each other on a single track when they collided at the entrance to a tunnel outside Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the southern state of Bavaria, police said.
NEWS
June 6, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The reason for a rattling that alarmed some passengers in the minutes before the crash of InterCity Express 884 now seems clear: Investigators said a broken wheel was the most likely cause of the disaster. The damaged wheel was on the first car behind the locomotive. Investigators found the fractured steel rim that circles the wheel and helps keep the train on the tracks lodged in the train car's rear wheels.
NEWS
June 5, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Rescue workers continued to search for survivors, victims and clues in modern Germany's deadliest rail disaster. The official death toll stood at 92 in the wreck, which occurred in the northern town of Eschede when a dozen train cars and the rear engine of Inter-City Express 884 derailed while traveling at 125 mph. An official said about 60 older high-speed trains will be removed from service because of indications that a damaged wheel may have played a role in the crash.
NEWS
June 4, 1998 | From Associated Press
Hurtling with a momentum that piled train cars one atop another in twisted heaps of steel, Germany's fastest passenger train derailed and jackknifed Wednesday when the lead locomotive broke loose. State officials said at least 100 people were killed. Traveling at 125 mph, car after car slammed into the pylons of an overpass, bringing the bridge crashing down on the wreckage.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|