On February 3, 2023, about 8:54 p.m. local time, eastbound Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) general merchandise freight train 32N derailed 38 railcars on main track 1 of the NS Fort Wayne Line of the Keystone Division in East Palestine, Ohio.
While rail wrecks like the one in East Palestine, Ohio, garner the headlines and turn the national dialogue to regulations, federal data shows that such mishaps have declined over the past three decades.
Norfolk Southern Corporation issued the following statement on Thursday in response to the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) preliminary report on the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment.
As national media attention focuses on railroads in the wake of a recent derailment, rail safety education nonprofit Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) is reminding the public to stay away and stay off tracks, obey traffic warning signs and make safe choices around tracks and trains.
The National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released Thursday morning it found a wheel bearing nearing failure moments before a Feb. 3 train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
The first of Atlanta’s Streetcar vehicles has been repaired and will be back on the streets of downtown Atlanta for testing on Tuesday, Feb. 28, and anticipated to be used for service on Thursday, March 2.
Less than two weeks after train cars filled with hazardous chemicals derailed in Ohio and caught fire, a truck carrying nitric acid crashed on a major highway outside Tucson, Arizona, killing the driver and releasing toxic chemicals into the air.