Here's some more info.
Just so you know, I work on the railway in the UK (I'm a Conductor) and here's what my 'contacts' tell me.
The train was a 9 carriage HST
125. All 9 carriages have derailed.
Line speed on that stretch of line is 110MPH and that is the speed the train was traveling at.
On a side note:-
The car driver drove onto the crossing INTENTIONALLY when the barriers were down - he wanted to commit suicide - and it appears he succeeded, but killed a few other people whilst doing it.
Latest reports are 6 DEAD and 100+ injured.
May they all rest in peace......
[Edited 2004-11-06 23:32:36]