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HOUSTON, TX – A Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) train derailed near downtown Houston on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

BNSF train derails near downtown Houston, TX on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Photo credit: KTRK TV Houston, TX

Houston is located in Harris County, Texas in the southern part of the state, about 51 miles northwest of Galveston and about 163 miles southeast of Austin. ... Read More

PITTSBURGH, PA -  Two trains heading in opposite directions collided on Tuesday, Mar 16, about 4 a.m. near South Braddock Avenue and Main Street, where North Versailles, North Braddock and East Pittsburgh meet, causing a derailment that killed 54 year old Union Railroad freight train engineer, Andrew Monheim, of Plum PA. Authorities are uncertain why the collision happened.

Photo shows derailment of Union Railroad. Photo Credit:

North Versailles police Chief Vincent DiCenzo Jr. told reporters that Monheim died when he was ejected from a northbound train hauling empty rail cars that struck a southbound train transporting iron ore pellets headed for U.S. Steel’s Edgar Thomson plant. ... Read More

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