17 March 2023 07:30 in landslide report by Dave Petley
The 8 March 2023 rockslide and train derailment in Sandstone, West Virigina, USA, which caused four locomotives and nine coal trucks to leave the tracks.
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25 August 2020 07:04 in landslide report by Dave Petley
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has released factual information about the fatal landslide-induced train derailment at Carmont
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14 February 2020 07:21 in landslide report by Dave Petley
On 13 February 2020 at about 7 am a train carrying ethanol was derailed by a landslide close to Elkhorn City in Pike County in Kentucky, USA
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2 September 2019 06:13 in landslide report by Dave Petley
On 22nd January 2018 a train was derailed by a landslide at Loch Eilt in north-west Scotland. The RAIB report explains why the landslide was not retained by a catch fence installed at the location.
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10 July 2018 06:34 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
On Sunday a comparatively small geotechnical failure triggered a train derailment in Turkey, killing 24. The accident serves to illustrate the need for vigilance on earthworks on the railway network.
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1 January 2017 17:37 in landslide report by Dave Petley
Yesterday heavy rainfall triggered nine landslides on the Tumpat-Kuala Lipis railway line in Malaysia, one of which derailed a train
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30 June 2012 06:52 in landslide images, landslide report by Dave Petley
The Daily Mail has a set of images of the train derailed by a landslide on Thursday on the West Highland line in Scotland
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3 November 2020 07:41 in landslide report by Dave Petley
Williams Lake: On 31st October 2020 a 1 million cubic metre landslide, triggered by heavy rainfall, occurred in British Columbia, Canada
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26 August 2020 07:29 in landslide report by Dave Petley
Yesterday Storm Francis triggered a large peat bog landslide at Slieveanorra in County Antrim, Northern Ireland
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13 August 2020 08:04 in Uncategorized by Dave Petley
Yesterday a rail accident near to Stonehaven in Scotland killed three people. There is speculation that it was caused by a landslide. This shines a light on the challenges of managing ageing earthworks on the UK rail system.
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