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These recent incidents dont have the modus operandi of a terrorist attack. For a start, terror attacks in this day and age are largely executed by way of explosive devices, either planted in the passenger compartments, or carried on by suicide operatives
Originally posted by Senduko
reply to post by Carreau
Really did you just go there? That like the most idiotic thing to say. 40 Years ago there where alot less trains so chances of an accident happening where smaller?
40years ago there where alot more people using trains so casualties would have been higher?
January 18, 1993 – Gary, Indiana, United States: The eastbound Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District train number 7 runs a red signal and is hit by westbound train number 12; 7 passengers die, scores are injured in the accident.
January 30, 1993 – Ngai Ndethya, Kenya: 65 killed in a Mombasa-bound passenger train carrying 600 passengers which plunged into a river a bridge washaway.
January 31, 1993 – According to Chinese Xinhua News Agency and Railroad Ministry report, No.77 express Chifeng–Dalian rammed an overloaded bus at an unmanned level crossing at Liaoning, China, killing 66 people and injuring 28.
March 17, 1993 – near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States: An Amtrak passenger train strikes a gasoline tanker truck that has stopped on a grade crossing, causing the tanker to explode. Six people (including the truck driver) are killed and 12 injured. The dining car stops in the center of the fire and is damaged beyond repair.
March 28, 1993 – According to South Korean Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation television report, a Seoul–Busan express train derailed, when an express train was moving at normal speed approaching Busan station, suddenly 33 yards of rail track collapsed, and eight passenger cars plunged, where caused by 13-feet from caved in tracks at near Busan, South Korea, killing 79 people.
April 30, 1993 – According to BBTV Channel Seven of Thailand report, a passenger train hit a bus carrying children of Shergli Primary schools at unguarded railroad crossing at Phutthamonthon, Nakorn Pathom, Thailand, killing 36 people including 28 children.
May 28, 1993 – According to Armenpress report, a passenger train loaded with concrete blocks, and slammed into another passenger train at Gyumri, Shirak, Armenia, killing 43 people.
July 24, 1993 – According to Indonesian RCTI report, a Surabaya–Pandanwangi passenger train rammed into an intercity bus at an unguarded railroad crossing, and a bus dragged for 80 yards before the train halted at Jombang, West Java, Indonesia, killing 15 people and injuring 20.
August 2, 1993 – Vega de Anzo, Spain a crash in a tunnel at kills 12 people.
August 25, 1993 – Rolleston, Canterbury, New Zealand: A cement truck fails to stop for the alarms at a level crossing and collides with the side of a southbound Southener passenger train, sending the truck's mixer bowl bouncing off the carriages and ripping two open, killing three passengers and seriously injuring seven others. As one of the people killed was the sister of New Zealand international cricketer Chris Cairns, the accident is often referred to for level crossing safety activism in New Zealand.
September 21, 1993 – Chhabra rail disaster, 71 people die in a collision between two trains at Chhabra in Rajasthan.
September 22, 1993 – 1993 Big Bayou Canot train wreck, near Mobile, Alabama, United States: Barges being pushed by an off-course towboat collide with a bridge piling; the bridge shifts out of alignment, creating a kink in the rails on the CSXT's former Louisville & Nashville Gulfcoast line. Minutes later, Amtrak's Sunset Limited derails at high speed on the misaligned track and plunges into the water, causing a massive fuel spill and fire. 47 people are killed in Amtrak's deadliest accident.
October 3, 1993 – Nordstrand, Oslo, Norway: A local train collides with a shunting (switch) locomotive. 5 people killed.
November 2, 1993 – Citayam, near Depok, West Java, Indonesia : 2 commuter train collision at Ratujaya, 25 Die. After the Incident 4 train survive later merged in one set train and the nickname was Albino / Rheostatik Cat Dog and this is how the beginning of double track Depok - Bogor line
November 11, 1993 – near Kelso, Washington, United States: A Union Pacific and a Burlington Northern freight train collide, head-on, due to the Burlington Northern train failing to stop for a red signal, which was likely missed due to dense fog, killing the 5 crew members on board both trains. Due to this incident the two railroads implemented new safety features called "Precision Train Control" (an ancestor to, the later federally mandated, Positive Train Control) on 750 miles of UP and BN track.[19
wikipedia / list of rail accidents