Scores of people killed, hundreds injured as train derails in Cameroon

Scores of people killed, hundreds injured as train derails in Cameroon

  Fifty-three were killed and over 300 injured when a packed Cameroon passenger train derailed on Friday while travelling between the capital Yaounde and the economic hub Douala, state broadcaster Crtv said. The train, crammed with people due to road traffic disruption between the two cities, left the tracks just before reaching the central city […]

Dozens injured as commuter train crashes into New Jersey station

Dozens injured as commuter train crashes into New Jersey station

A commuter train from New York barreled into a New Jersey rail station during the Thursday morning rush hour, killing one person and injuring 100 more, some critically, according to authorities. Witnesses reported seeing one woman trapped under concrete and many people bleeding after the New Jersey Transit (known as the NJ Transit) train crashed […]

French train hits fallen tree in country’s south, several injured

French train hits fallen tree in country’s south, several injured

Eight people were seriously hurt in southern France Wednesday when an express train crashed into a fallen tree uprooted by a massive hailstorm, rescue workers said. The impact sparked panic, as some passengers feared a jihadist attack was underway, according to one witness. The regional express was carrying 219 passengers on a service between Nimes […]

Man injures six in knife attack on Switzerland train

Man injures six in knife attack on Switzerland train

A man set a train carriage in Switzerland on fire using a flammable liquid and stabbed passengers on Saturday, injuring six people, including a six-year-old child, police said. The man, a 27-year-old Swiss citizen, carried out the attack on a train travelling in Switzerland’s far east, along its border with Liechtenstein, and was also injured, […]

Eurostar, Thalys resume train service at Gare du Nord in Paris after fire

Eurostar, Thalys resume train service at Gare du Nord in Paris after fire

Rail services from Paris’ central Gare du Nord, including Eurostar and Thalys trains, resumed late Tuesday several hours after traffic was paralysed by a transformer fire, authorities said. The station is a main commuter hub notably serving London and Brussels, as well as Germany and the Netherlands. “Power has been restored and traffic will gradually […]

34-metre Model Train Made Entirely From Chocolate

34-metre Model Train Made Entirely From Chocolate

A 33.6-meter long train made entirely out of chocolate was unveiled at the Brussels Chocolate Week going on in Belgium. Constructed using 1,285 kg of the finest Belgian chocolate and packing an impressive 6.5million calories, the intricately detailed model was created by master chocolatier Andrew Farrugia from Malta. The model has entered the ‘Guinness Book […]

The Great Train Story at Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

The Great Train Story at Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

The Great Train Story is one of the world’s largest HO scale model railroads display located in the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, the US. The 3,500 square foot model depicts the story of modern day rail transportation in a 3,550 km journey from Seattle, Washington through several plains states en route to […]