Archive for September, 2014

Derailed: Railroad delays first responders on riverside oil spill

  September 22, 2014 | Fox 31 | DENVER — FOX31 Denver has confirmed a May 9 crude oil train car derailment near LaSalle, Colorado polluted area groundwater with toxic levels of benzene. Environmental Protection Agency records from July show benzene measurements as high as 144 parts per billion near the crash site. Five parts […]

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Dangers Aside, Railways Reshape Crude Market

Dangers Aside, Railways Reshape Crude Market

September 21, 2014 | WSJ | n May 2008, a locomotive with a grizzly bear painted on its side pulled into a railroad siding next to an abandoned grain elevator in the ghost town of Dore, N.D. The engine, property of the Yellowstone Valley Railroad, hitched up a couple of tank cars of crude from […]

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Derailment Clean-Up

Derailment Clean-Up

Sept 21, 2014 | ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY – “We’ve been working throughout the day to make sure the community is safe and Norfolk Southern has been working diligently to get the tracks back open” Officer Brian Freiwald, Altoona Police Department. Officer Freiwald says it will be another 20 hours before they have the train derailment […]

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To restore service quality, BNSF will invest heavily in northern tier

To restore service quality, BNSF will invest heavily in northern tier

September 19, 2014 | joc.com | BNSF Railway is spending billions of dollars to double-track key segments of its northern tier route, purchase equipment and hire additional crew, but a company executive told grain shippers this week it could take two to three years for the investments to produce all of the results they are […]

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Broken Rail to Blame for 2012 Columbus Train Derailment

September 19, 2014 | Fox Columbus| – The train derailment that caused 100 people to be evacuated from their homes, and $1.2 million worth of damage in July 2012 was caused by a broken rail, according to the final report by the National Transportation Safety Board. The two-year investigation also revealed that some of the […]

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Family who won suit over BNSF oil trains loses home

Family who won suit over BNSF oil trains loses home

September 16, 2014 | KIROTV|A Snohomish man says he’s out hundreds of thousands of dollars he’s owed and is struggling to support his family — all because he was trying to protect you from an oil train derailment. Moving into a new house is usually cause for celebration, but Curtis Rookaird, his wife, and their […]

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BNSF seeks second bridge at Sandpoint

BNSF seeks second bridge at Sandpoint

September 17, 2014 | The Spokesman Review | A train glides across the water at Sandpoint about every half-hour on average, making it one of the busiest bottlenecks on Northwest rail lines. BNSF Railway Corp. says it’s time to add a second bridge there, where Lake Pend Oreille meets the Pend Oreille River, to relieve pressure […]

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New report details oil train fire danger in Seattle

New report details oil train fire danger in Seattle

September 17, 2014 | KIRO TV | SEATTLE, Wash. — A new city report details the risk to Seattle from an oil train fire. It highlights concerns about the Great Northern Tunnel, a mile-long rail tunnel beneath Downtown Seattle that was built around 1904. A letter to the tunnel’s owner, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, from […]

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Rail line near Fort Wayne reopens after derailment

Rail line near Fort Wayne reopens after derailment

September 17,2014 | Seattle PI | NEW HAVEN, Ind. (AP) — A railroad line near Fort Wayne has reopened although what caused the derailment of 31 freight train cars there this week hasn’t yet been determined. Norfolk Southern crews cleared the rail line on Tuesday near the city of New Haven a few miles east of […]

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Dozens of Railcars Derail From Train in Arizona

Dozens of Railcars Derail From Train in Arizona

September 16, 2014 | ABC News | Crews are cleaning up after 39 railroad cars carrying empty freight containers derailed from a Union Pacific freight train in southern Arizona amid rain. The derailment occurred Monday night near Picacho (pih-KAH’-cho) Peak, about 40 miles northwest of Tucson. Television news footage showed cars off the tracks. [Read […]

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