Category: derailment

Amtrak’s Boston to Washington DC &ldqu…

Amtrak’s Boston to Washington DC “Patriot” derailed at 2:40 PM while traveling 70 mph 10 minutes after leaving 30th Street station in the southwest Philadelphia neighborhood of Gray’s Ferry. Six of the nine cars derailed, with 3 turned on their sides. The AP report says that one woman suffered a broken leg and that a man was briefly trapped in one of the cars.

June 08, 1984

PC wreck phila clocker sept 69 by John W. Bar…

P-C wreck phila clocker sept 69

PC wreck phila clocker sept 69 by John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library

L&N Pan American wreck Calera, AL 2/5/1952

L&N Pan American wreck

Calera, AL

2/5/1952

L&N Pan American wreck Calera, AL 2/5/1952

L&N Pan American wreck

Calera, AL

2/5/1952

607 with the “Powhatan Arrow” lies on her side…

607 with the “Powhatan Arrow” lies on her side after a derailment resulting in the death of the fireman. Cause, failure to obey automatic block-signal & entering turnout at excessive speed (77 mph). The 607 was rebuilt & remained in service until 1958.

Franklin Furnace, OH

February 20, 1948

607 with the “Powhatan Arrow” lies on her side…

607 with the “Powhatan Arrow” lies on her side after a derailment resulting in the death of the fireman. Cause, failure to obey automatic block-signal & entering turnout at excessive speed (77 mph). The 607 was rebuilt & remained in service until 1958.

Franklin Furnace, OH

February 20, 1948

607 with the “Powhatan Arrow” lies on her side…

607 with the “Powhatan Arrow” lies on her side after a derailment resulting in the death of the fireman. Cause, failure to obey automatic block-signal & entering turnout at excessive speed (77 mph). The 607 was rebuilt & remained in service until 1958.

Franklin Furnace, OH

February 20, 1948

L&N derrick at 27th St Birmingham, AL rerailing Humming…

L&N derrick at 27th St Birmingham, AL rerailing Humming Bird, late 1960's (3)

L&N derrick at 27th St Birmingham, AL rerailing Humming Bird, late 1960’s (3) by Alabama Rail Archive

At least the derailment at Red Eagle, Montana wasn’t bad…

At least the derailment at Red Eagle, Montana wasn’t bad enough to block the Empire Builder’s passage on April 8, 1969. The two derrick work trains, the western one with GP-20 2020, are at ease as No. 31 proceeds on west.