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Missouri farmer warned railway about crossing before Amtrak derailment

A Missouri farmer said he warned the railway that owns the crossing where an Amtrak train derailed Monday that the…

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USA

4 dead in Chicago suburb after SUV hits freight train

Four people died early Wednesday in a south Chicago suburb when an SUV hit a moving freight train at a crossing and caught fire,…

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USA

Train narrowly avoids hitting kids on tracks: Police

A train through Louisiana had to come to a screeching stop to avoid hitting two kids who were on the…

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Africa

PHOTO ESSAY: A morning ride on Cape Town’s busiest Metrorail train line

Eyewitness News journalists Abigail Javier and Kaylynn Palm took a train ride on Cape Town’s busiest line, the northern line,…

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Europe

One person killed after two passenger trains collide near Munich

One person has died and several others were injured after two regional passenger trains collided near Munich. German police said…

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USA

Woman rescued after floating on air mattress on Oklahoma lake for two days

A woman spent two days floating on an air mattress in the middle of an Oklahoma lake in freezing weather…

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USA

Illinois school bus driver hailed as hero for saving kids on stalled bus from train strike

A bus driver is being credited with saving five children aboard a school bus that stalled on train tracks in Orland Park, Illinois,…

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Technology

Battery-Powered Trains Are Picking Up Speed

A startup that came out of stealth last month has another idea: Parallel Systems wants to move freight using self-driving,…

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Science

Game theory shows how people crowd on trains at rush hour

Using a combination of game theory and the physics of complex systems, it’s possible to model the behaviour of a…

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USA

$140 million ‘Pelosi subway’ axed from Senate COVID bill: parliamentarian

Guess she’ll have to take the bus. Funding for a rail project near House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s California district that…

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