Archive for August, 2014

Rommel Ave. remains closed in Garden City after train derailment

Rommel Ave. remains closed in Garden City after train derailment

August 20, 2014 | WTOC | Rommel Avenue remains closed in Garden City after a train derailment Wednesday afternoon. The train dereailed near Bishop and Nelson Avenue around 12:30 p.m. Authorities are re-routing traffic at both intersections of Main Street at Bourne Avenue and Brampton Road.  The crew expects the car cleanup to be a […]

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Crews work to clean up after train derailment

Crews work to clean up after train derailment

August 21, 2014 | WTOV | STEUBENVILLE, Ohio– Multiple crews were on the scene well into the night working to contain a fuel spill after a train derailment Wednesday night. Crews say this incident could have been much worse than what it turned out to be after a train derailed, caught fire and caused all […]

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BNSF ordered to Sept. 4 hearing on grain movement

August 20, 2014 | Lincoln Journal Star | The U.S. Surface Transportation Board issued a notice late on Monday directing executives of BNSF Railway Co. and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. to appear at the hearing. The board also chastised Canadian Pacific over a “sizable backlog” on its system. [Read the entire article here.]

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Timeline: Train derailments in Alberta since Lac-Mégantic tragedy

August 20, 2014 | Global News | EDMONTON – The Transportation Safety Board released its report into the fiery Lac-Megantic, Quebec train derailment on Tuesday. It cited 18 factors that led to the tragedy, which left 47 people dead and much of the town’s core destroyed in July 2013. Since the Lac-Mégantic tragedy there have been at least […]

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Lac-Mégantic: TSB says no single factor to blame for derailment

Lac-Mégantic: TSB says no single factor to blame for derailment

August 19, 2014 | CBC | The Transportation Safety Board’s report into the deadly train derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Que., in 2013 is calling for additional safety measures to prevent runaway trains, as well as more thorough audits of safety management systems. While the report said “no one individual, a single action or a single factor” caused the […]

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Crude oil crosses paths with two Philadelphia commuter train lines

Crude oil crosses paths with two Philadelphia commuter train lines

August 19, 2014 | McClatchy DC | Philadelphia’s commuter railroad runs alongside at least three crude oil trains every day on two of its lines, and is looking to separate the freight operations in those places to avoid delaying its passenger trains. [Read the entire article here.]

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Residents return home after fatal train crash, fire forces evacuations

  August 19, 2014 | News 3 | HOXIE, Ark. — People in Hoxie, Ark., got the all-clear to return to their homes after a crash between two freight trains forced them to run for safe shelter. The Sunday morning crash killed two Union Pacific crew members aboard one of the locomotives and injured two […]

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40 percent of Pittsburgh residents in danger zone for crude oil train derailment

August 17, 2014| Post-Gazette | More than 40 percent of Pittsburgh’s residents live in areas at risk if a train carrying crude oil through the city derails and catches fire, according to a PublicSource analysis. That number does not include children at 72 K-12 schools inside those areas. PublicSource created a map using a perimeter […]

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Transporting Bakken crude by rail a volatile situation

Transporting Bakken crude by rail a volatile situation

August 18, 2014 | Chronicle Times | As federal regulators continue investigating why tank cars on three trains carrying North Dakota crude oil have exploded in the past year, energy experts say part of the problem might be that some producers are deliberately leaving too much propane in their product, making the oil riskier to […]

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North Dakota is adding pipelines, but oil trains still up

North Dakota is adding pipelines, but oil trains still up

August 17, 2014 | Star Tribune|North Dakota added 2,578 miles of crude oil and natural gas pipelines in 2013, a 15 percent increase, but most of the state’s oil is still shipped to market on trains, state officials said Friday. But gathering pipelines don’t take oil to market, and haven’t reduced the need for oil […]

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