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Upstate Train Derailments

[ Note: Move cursor over red dots to display name of city/town ]


[ Not Yet Complete, We're Still Adding Derailment Data ]

Use the above interactive track depiction. Red dots along the tracks illustrate cities and towns where Upstate trains have had derailments. Trains departing tracks are a fact of transportation history, see Comptroller DiNapoli Writes To Secretary Foxx.

Dots represent railway from Ripley, NY (first red dot at left), to Buffalo (B), and onto the Albany-area (A). Click on a red dots to view train derailment(s) that have occurred on this Upstate Route.

Roughly seventy dots (each representing approximately 5 miles) make-up the 360 mile route used by Norfolk Southern, CSX, Amtrak and other Train System Operators.

Interactive Upstate Train Derailment Map


The City of Utica, Oneida County, and various state offices throughout New York are on notice, as our group has consistently warned of elevated risk to their proposed #MVHSdowntown Hospital Concept due to proximity to the CSX railroad tracks...

New York-Pennsylvania border to the Albany-area rail corridor

Rail safety has certainly improved since early railroading days, but even after 223 years (1795 to 2018) safety is never 100% certain and very damaging accidents make headlines weekly or daily. One such occurrence was witnessed just 25 miles east of Utica On March 12, 2007, In Oneida, and a federally mandated 1-mile evacuation radius was invoked!

Look at a summary of so-called "#BombTrains"

Toxic spills and volatile explosions lead to large evacuation areas. The proposed Downtown Utica hospital site is too close to Utica's Mainline Railroad & MHWA Interchange Tracks.

This Upstate Freight Train Route Not Compatible With Hospital

Information and newspaper reports on these railroad accidents were collect via; Oneida County History Center, Utica Public Library, Internet searches, and NTSB Railroad Accident Report Database. We are collecting reports on this Upstate route, however Other New York Tracks Report Derailments as well.

View our postings on Railroad Safety And The Downtown Utica Hospital Concept. Use this New York GIS Mapping to zoom in on tracks throughout Upstate.

We're contacting, following, and watching...

Federal Railroad Administration
Association of American Railroads
Railroads of New York (RONY)
CSX Upstate Route Map
Comptroller DiNapoli Writes To DOT Secretary Foxx

Oneida County Department Of Emergency Services
120 Base Road
Oriskany, NY 13424
Phone: (315) 765-2526
Oneida County Website
Oneida County 911 Facebook

We are not seeking to incite fear, however Utica and Oneida County must heed the danger as shown in this, Oil Train Explosion Timeline. Learn about Derailment Prevention & Protect Solutions by BNSF.

You can help, please join us on Facebook #NoHospitalDowntown. Also consider adding your voice to Hundreds of People Saying, "No Hospital Downtown". Get to know BUD, that's the future of the Columbia Lafayette Neighborhood!

No Studies, No Reports, thus we remain #NoHospitalDowntown