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derail

Chiefly US a device designed to make rolling stock or locomotives leave the rails to avoid a collision or accident

derail

[dē′rāl]
(engineering)
To cause a railroad car or engine to run off the rails.
A device to guide railway cars or engines off the tracks to avoid collision or other accident.
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Canadian Pacific Railway says an eastbound train carrying crude oil derailed around 2 p.
On Monday, a Mumbai-end trolley of Bandra-Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) local derailed while entering platform number 2 at CST at 6.
5 (BNA): At least 20 people died after two trains derailed when monsoon rains flooded the railway tracks, according to an Indian official.
Then, less than a week later, a BNSF oil train carrying fuel from the Bakken fields of North Dakota derailed and six cars caught fire, forcing the evacuation of the tiny town of Heimdal.
The train was on way to Quetta from Karachi when it derailed due to a crack in the canal bank.
Only two of the derailed cars were loaded, he said.
our services derailed at the West Sleekburn The train ended up lying through a nearby hedge, with some carriages on their sides.
A Network Rail spokesman said the back two wagons of the train had derailed, bringing it to a standstill at Porthkerry and causing damage to the track.
He said that the three derailed wagons were carrying the passengers' luggages only.
The wagons attached to the engine got derailed," said Rabde.
ASTANA (CyHAN)- Some 29 loaded railway carriages derailed in Kazakhstan on May 5, 16:56, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (Kazakh Railways) reported on May 6.
One passenger died and six others were injured, after a few coaches from the CST-bound local train derailed between Ambivli and Titwala railway stations in Mumbai at around 2.