Oil trains sit idle on the BNSF Railway's tracks in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.
June 19, 2015 Against the backdrop of several fiery derailments, safety advocates are questioning whether new federal rules meant to prevent incidents go far enough. Opponents say the new rules are too costly.
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Emergency workers stand near a burned-out SUV that was struck Tuesday night by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro-North Railroad commuter train near the town of Valhalla, N.Y.
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February 3, 2015 Twelve more passengers were injured in the crash 15 miles north of New York City. It's the second major accident in 15 months for the Metro-North rail line, which serves 280,000 passengers a day.
Some of the wreckage at the site of Wednesday's train crash near Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
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July 25, 2013 Speed is suspected as a factor in Wednesday's derailment and crash. The death toll is around 80 people and scores more people were injured. "The scene is shocking, it's Dante-esque," a local official says.
One of the cars that derailed Friday at a train station near Paris.
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July 12, 2013 The intercity train was headed out of Paris on the way to Limoges. There are reports of deaths and serious injuries. Rescuers are looking for passengers who may be trapped in the wreckage.
At a school in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, the town's people have been waiting for word about their friends and family members.
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July 11, 2013 Twenty bodies have been recovered so far. Authorities hold out little hope that any of the 30 other people missing after Saturday's train derailments and explosions are still alive.
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