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August 4, 1994 | DON PHILLIPS, THE WASHINGTON POST
Amtrak's westbound Lake Shore Limited derailed at high speed near here early Wednesday morning, injuring 102 passengers and crew members, after wheels on a mail car climbed over the rail and bounced along for three miles before hitting a switch and sending the train down an embankment. Most of the injuries were minor, although six passengers were admitted to hospitals.
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July 25, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
An Amtrak passenger train partially derailed as it approached the train station in Rensselaer, N.Y., injuring 16 people on board, officials said. Three cars slipped off the tracks when the Lakeshore Limited slammed into another train it was attempting to hook up with, local broadcasters reported. None of the 12 passengers and four crew members taken to a hospital appeared to be seriously injured, officials said.
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May 11, 1988
Drugs were detected in five Metro-North Commuter Railroad employees who were involved in a fatal collision between two trains, officials said. The engineer, Raymond Hunter, 42, of Stamford, Conn., who was killed in the April 6 crash in Mt. Vernon, N. Y., had marijuana in his blood and urine, the Federal Railroad Administration said.
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August 4, 1994 | DON PHILLIPS, THE WASHINGTON POST
Amtrak's westbound Lake Shore Limited derailed at high speed near here early Wednesday morning, injuring 102 passengers and crew members, after wheels on a mail car climbed over the rail and bounced along for three miles before hitting a switch and sending the train down an embankment. Most of the injuries were minor, although six passengers were admitted to hospitals.
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July 25, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
An Amtrak passenger train partially derailed as it approached the train station in Rensselaer, N.Y., injuring 16 people on board, officials said. Three cars slipped off the tracks when the Lakeshore Limited slammed into another train it was attempting to hook up with, local broadcasters reported. None of the 12 passengers and four crew members taken to a hospital appeared to be seriously injured, officials said.
NEWS
October 14, 1989
Cleanup crews pumped out an overturned railroad tanker car and declared a chemical spill emergency over Friday, allowing some 2,000 residents to return to their homes. The derailment Thursday night spilled about 100 gallons of hexane, a toxic, flammable chemical that is used as a solvent.
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August 27, 1988 | United Press International
The Long Island Rail Road suspended service on trains east of Huntington on the Port Jefferson branch during Friday morning's rush hour because of an earlier commuter train crash, a spokesman said. The commuter train slammed into a tractor-trailer truck carrying a bulldozer Thursday night, derailing four cars and injuring 18 people.
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October 13, 1989 | From United Press International
A freight train derailed and spilled a large quantity of a toxic, flammable chemical Thursday night, forcing the evacuation of residents within a half-mile of the accident, authorities said. No injuries were immediately reported. The chemical, identified as hexane, is a flammable liquid which if vaporized and inhaled can cause irritation of the lungs, other respiratory problems and eye irritation.
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April 7, 1988 | Associated Press
A railroad worker was killed and two others were injured when an empty commuter train crashed into another Wednesday. The accident shut down Metro-North's New Haven line at the height of the morning rush hour, authorities said. An eight-car train crashed into the rear of a five-car train that was stopped because of a problem with overhead electrical wires about a mile west of the Mt. Vernon station, just north of New York City, a police spokesman said.
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February 7, 1987 | Associated Press
Two crew members were killed and seven others were injured Friday when two freight trains crashed head-on 25 miles south of Buffalo, authorities said. The crash ripped the first engine of the 50-car southbound CSX Transportation Inc. train in two, splitting off a 75-foot section and spewing metal shards over a wide area of snow-covered woods. A diesel power plant the size of a compact car was shredded.
NEWS
October 14, 1989
Cleanup crews pumped out an overturned railroad tanker car and declared a chemical spill emergency over Friday, allowing some 2,000 residents to return to their homes. The derailment Thursday night spilled about 100 gallons of hexane, a toxic, flammable chemical that is used as a solvent.
NEWS
October 13, 1989 | From United Press International
A freight train derailed and spilled a large quantity of a toxic, flammable chemical Thursday night, forcing the evacuation of residents within a half-mile of the accident, authorities said. No injuries were immediately reported. The chemical, identified as hexane, is a flammable liquid which if vaporized and inhaled can cause irritation of the lungs, other respiratory problems and eye irritation.
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August 27, 1988 | United Press International
The Long Island Rail Road suspended service on trains east of Huntington on the Port Jefferson branch during Friday morning's rush hour because of an earlier commuter train crash, a spokesman said. The commuter train slammed into a tractor-trailer truck carrying a bulldozer Thursday night, derailing four cars and injuring 18 people.
NEWS
May 11, 1988
Drugs were detected in five Metro-North Commuter Railroad employees who were involved in a fatal collision between two trains, officials said. The engineer, Raymond Hunter, 42, of Stamford, Conn., who was killed in the April 6 crash in Mt. Vernon, N. Y., had marijuana in his blood and urine, the Federal Railroad Administration said.
NEWS
April 7, 1988 | Associated Press
A railroad worker was killed and two others were injured when an empty commuter train crashed into another Wednesday. The accident shut down Metro-North's New Haven line at the height of the morning rush hour, authorities said. An eight-car train crashed into the rear of a five-car train that was stopped because of a problem with overhead electrical wires about a mile west of the Mt. Vernon station, just north of New York City, a police spokesman said.
NEWS
February 7, 1987 | Associated Press
Two crew members were killed and seven others were injured Friday when two freight trains crashed head-on 25 miles south of Buffalo, authorities said. The crash ripped the first engine of the 50-car southbound CSX Transportation Inc. train in two, splitting off a 75-foot section and spewing metal shards over a wide area of snow-covered woods. A diesel power plant the size of a compact car was shredded.
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