Yesterday, a TGV (high speed train) travelling at 270 kmh struck a landslide between Strasburg and Vendenheim in the Bas-Rhin area of France, causing a serious derailment that injured 22 people.
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In the USA, the NTSB has released a report into a major derailment at Northfield in Vermont, caused by a collision with a small rockslide
The 1970 movie The Railway Children featured a translational landslide that blocked a railway track. Fortunately three children were on hand to save the day
Catching up part 2: landslides in NY State and Germany; the trial of the Italian Seismologists; and a video of a landslide on the Mohawk River
Updates on landslide events over the last few weeks – including a new video, a trai accident in Germany, landslides from Hurricane Irene, and the trial of the Italian seismologists.
News today of three different incidents from around the world: 1. New Zealand NZ Herald reports that a milk train hit a landslide in Manawatu Gorge. Fortunately there were no injuries, or even a need to cry over spilt milk… 2. India Bangalore Mirror reports that three coaches of the Thiruvananthapuram-Mangalore Express train were buried by a landslide in a narrow cutting at Mulunthurthy. Three people were injured, plus there …
The landslide misery in China continues, despite the strange lack of typhoons to date this summer. The latest incident occurred in Liuzhou City of Guangxi Province when a train struck a landslide and derailed. According to Xinhua four people were killed and 50 others were injured, at least ten of whom were seriously hurt. Xinhua has published a photograph of the aftermath of the incident: Thus it appears that the …