This train wreck goes down as the third worst in American history. [a] Second worst was the 1952 Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash which killed 112 … What was the deadliest train crash in the USA? Australia's worst rail accidents.

Eight people killed when mail trains collided.

The Great Train Wreck of 1918 On July 9, 1918, two passenger trains were traveling along the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway in Nashville, Tennessee. The entire train derailed on a curve and plunged into a canyon, killing more than 600 and seriously injuring many of the rest. Amid a national uptick in transit train derailments, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has steadily amassed one of the nation’s worst safety records. With seven confirmed dead and nearly 200 injured, this derailment ranks highly on the list of the most terrible train crashes in U.S. history.

I suppose it's also a good thing, knowing that no subsequent accident since has lost more than 101 lives like this one did, which included civilians, soldiers, and workers traveling to the new Du Pont Munitions Plant in Old Hickory.

October 18, 1947 Tamaree, Queensland.
It's hard to believe that it's been 100 years and the Dutchman's Curve accident is STILL the worst train accident in U.S. history. ... Four people killed and 19 injured in mail train derailment. Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Worst U.S. train crashes The worst accident was the Quintinshill rail disaster in 1915 with 226 dead and 246 injured.

Germany's worst train accident, 20 years ago, is being remembered at Eschede, northeast of Hanover. The worst train crash in U.S. history occurred on July 9, 1918 just west of Nashville, Tennessee.