Major Rail Accidents Fast Facts

This timeline is not all-inclusive. Selected rail incidents with at least 200 fatalities are listed, plus US incidents.

(CNN)Here's some background information about major rail accidents since 1900.

Notable International Rail Accidents:
January 1915 - Guadalajara, Mexico: More than 600 people die when a train derails into a ravine during a steep descent.
May 22, 1915 - Gretna, Scotland: The United Kingdom's worst rail disaster occurs when three trains collide at Quintinshill, resulting in 227 deaths, many of whom were soldi