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From: WALTER784 DelphiPlus Member IconSep-26 6:27 AM 
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At Least 3 Dead, Multiple Injured After Amtrak Train Derails in Montana

September 26, 2021 Updated: September 26, 2021
 
At least three people have been declared dead and multiple injured after an Amtrak train derailed on Saturday afternoon in North-Central Montana, an official at a local sheriff’s office said.
 
 
FWIW
 

 
From: WALTER784 DelphiPlus Member IconSep-26 6:33 AM 
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Another report of the same: 

At Least 3 Killed and 50 Hurt in Amtrak Derailment in Montana, Officials Say

The derailment, involving eight cars of the Empire Builder train, happened near Joplin, Mont., on Saturday afternoon.
By Christopher Mele, Vimal Patel and Michael Levenson
Published Sept. 25, 2021
Updated Sept. 26, 2021, 2:23 a.m. ET
At least three people were killed and 50 others were injured after an Amtrak train derailed in Montana on Saturday afternoon, setting off a frantic response by rescuers who scrambled to extricate passengers from cars, the authorities said.
 
Amtrak said that eight cars on an Empire Builder train had derailed at about 4 p.m. local time near Joplin, Mont., which is about 200 miles north of Helena. About 141 passengers and 16 crew members were on board, “with injuries reported,” Amtrak said in a statement.
 
The train consisted of two locomotives and 10 cars, and the tracks are run by BNSF Railway.
 
“Amtrak is working with the local authorities to transport injured passengers, and safely evacuate all other passengers,” the passenger rail service said in a statement.

Amtrak Derailment: At Least 50 Hurt in Montana, Official Says - The New York Times (nytimes.com)

FWIW

 

 
From: WALTER784 DelphiPlus Member IconOct-3 8:11 AM 
To: Chocolate Pig (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 8) 
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Any latest news about the cause of this accident?

The latest I've seen is that on Sep 27th, it was confirmed that the train was under the speed limit of 75MPH and that the tracks had been checked two days before the accident occurred.

Then on Sep 28th, there was mention that some passengers decided to continue their train journey on a different train while others were given the option of taking an airplane to their final destination.

But no word yet of the actual cause.

Has anybody heard anything yet?

FWIW

 

 
From: Chocolate Pig (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostOct-3 9:52 AM 
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Not yet, they are checking the track, the trucks, the switches, so far nothing new here.

 

 
From: WALTER784 DelphiPlus Member IconOct-3 10:15 AM 
To: Chocolate Pig (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 8) 
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They said the accident occurred just before the switches so I'm wondering if that might have had something to do with it? (i.e. A rock stuck between the switch track rails?)

FWIW

 

 
From: Chocolate Pig (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostOct-3 11:18 AM 
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I wonder that too or did it not close properly?

 

 
From: WALTER784 DelphiPlus Member IconOct-3 11:31 AM 
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Perhaps rusted or malfunctioning? But the investigation should have been able to find that out.

FWIW

 

 
From: Chocolate Pig (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostOct-3 1:07 PM 
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I'm sure they will get it figured out, hopefully we'llknow a little more soon.

 

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