Archive for April, 2014

Officials not keeping track of oil trains

Officials not keeping track of oil trains

March 29, 2014 | Cincinnati.com | Domestic oil production, including that in Ohio, keeps growing. And with oil being produced in new areas that don’t have pipelines, more crude is heading to refineries in rail cars. Yet neither federal nor state regulators track the shipments that are increasingly crisscrossing the country – potentially cutting through […]

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Three congressmen, Foxx to discuss rail safety in North Dakota

April 1, 2014 | Progressive Railroading | U.S. Sens. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) plan to meet with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on April 24 in Casselton, N.D., to discuss ways to improve rail safety in North Dakota. Foxx also will meet with local leaders and […]

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Train derailment spills grain, closes Waseca streets

Train derailment spills grain, closes Waseca streets

March 31, 2014 | Waseca County News | Eight cars carrying grain derailed and one spilled its contents late Monday afternoon near downtown Waseca, while the other seven remain upright. According to Greenberg, crews continue to clean up the grain that was spilled and to re-rail the cars. [Read the entire article here.]

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Potter authorities investigating train derailment

Potter authorities investigating train derailment

April 1, 2014 | Amarillo Globe News | Potter County authorities are investigating what caused several Burlington Northern Santa Fe train cars to go off the tracks Tuesday morning near Interstate 40 and Jack Rabbit Road, just east of Amarillo. No injuries were reported, Potter County Fire Chief Richard Lake said. [Read the entire article […]

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