Archive for May, 2014

Oil sheen from derailed train stretches 9 miles down James River

May 1, 2014 | The Washington Post | Shiny crude oil residue from the derailed CSX train that lit the James River on fire Wednesday has stretched nine miles downstream, a Virginia environmental official said Thursday. CSX workers using two massive cranes continued cleaning up the derailed tanker cars from beside the river Thursday. They […]

Cleanup Begins After Wall Collapse

Cleanup Begins After Wall Collapse

May 1, 2014 | CBS Baltimore | BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Catastrophic landslide. There is incredible new video of a block-long collapse along E. 26th Street onto CSX railroad tracks below. Rochelle Ritchie has the latest on the cleanup. The Department of Transportation has taken over command of the street collapse. Crews are now back at work […]

CSX train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal derails in Bowie

CSX train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal derails in Bowie

May 1, 2014 | The Baltimore Sun | A CSX freight train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal partially derailed in Bowie early Thursday morning, according to CSX officials and the Prince George’s County Fire & EMS Department. The incident marked the third major Mid-Atlantic incident for the railroad since Wednesday, when a train carrying […]

What information can we glean from Lynchburg photos/video?

What information can we glean from Lynchburg photos/video?

May 1, 2014 | DOT111.info | What information can we glean from photos and video of the Lynchburg, VA disaster?   Post by East Coast Drone LLC. In this video taken by a drone, we can clearly see that: 1. This was a unit train. A unit train is a train that is made up […]