Archive for November, 2014

Cleanup Continues At Train Derailment Site In Casselton

Cleanup Continues At Train Derailment Site In Casselton

November 16, 2014 | Fox News |BNSF says a broken rail is to blame for last night’s crash and derailment of two trains carrying lumber, paper and empty tankers. near Casselton. Workers at a seed company near the 33-car derailment site are thankful that this accident wasn’t more serious. It was a memorable end to […]

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Heitkamp: ‘Lucky’ no one hurt in new ND train derailment

November 14, 2014 | The Hill| Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) said Friday that it was “lucky” no one was hurt in a pair of new freight train derailments near Casselton, N.D., on Thursday night. Two empty trains that would normally be used to carry flammable crude oil derailed on Thursday night near Casselton, according to […]

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Community Reacts To Train Derailment In Casselton

November 14, 2014 | Valley News Live|From the air, it looks like a battlefield. Another train derailment near Casselton brings on another round of pointed questions. How this could happen again? This time, it was a broken rail according to BNSF officials. Thursday night into Friday, salvage crews were cleaning-up work where two trains derailed […]

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Casselton feels lucky train mishap was not worse

Casselton feels lucky train mishap was not worse

November 14, 2014 | Miami Herald|FARGO, N.D. North Dakota residents who have survived five train derailments in the last decade were feeling fortunate Friday that the latest rail mishap involved newer and stronger oil tanker cars that were empty. BNSF Railway officials said it appears that a broken rail caused a derailment near Casselton, which […]

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Buffett’s BNSF Blocks Tank Cars to Ease Rail Traffic Jam

November 12, 2014 | Bloomberg| BNSF Railway Co. (BRK/A), the carrier owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/B), is blocking some shippers from adding tank cars to its system in a bid to prevent a worsening of the gridlock that sparked regulators’ ire. BNSF, which has come under scrutiny this year from the U.S. […]

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Train derailment near Lundbreck

Train derailment near Lundbreck

November 9, 2014 | Pincher Creek Echo|When Cordell St. Cyr moved his family into their new home five months ago along Highway 3 and the tracks just east of Lundbreck, Alta. he knew there was a possibility of a train derailing. But it was still unsettling when 18 coal cars jumped the tracks a couple […]

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Buffett’s $15 Billion From BNSF Makes ‘Not Cheap’ Claim Ring Hollow

Buffett’s $15 Billion From BNSF Makes ‘Not Cheap’ Claim Ring Hollow

November 10, 2014 | Bloomberg Business Week|Days after Warren Buffett announced his $26.5 billion buyout of railroad BNSF, he insisted that he’d paid a steep price to own a business that would benefit his company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (A:US), over the next century. [Read the entire article here.]

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Rail Shipments: Petroleum Products Up 20% over October 2013

Rail Shipments: Petroleum Products Up 20% over October 2013

November 7, 2014 | Railway Age|The Association of American Railroads on Nov. 6, 2014 reported increased U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Nov. 1, 2014, for the month of October 2014, and for the 2014’s first 10 months, with both carload and intermodal volume continuing a steady climb. “America’s railroads are moving an enormous […]

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Despite service woes, BNSF posts strong earnings

Despite service woes, BNSF posts strong earnings

November 6, 2014 | MPR News| Burlington Northern Santa Fe, the dominant freight railroad in Minnesota, has failed to haul a lot of grain, coal and other commodities on time this year, angering many customers. There are several factors behind the delays and backlogs, including last year’s brutal winter, a huge surge in oil shipped […]

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No injuries in Oklahoma train derailment

November 7, 2014 | Seattle PI| OWASSO, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in northeast Oklahoma say no one was injured when a train derailed. [Read the entire article here.]

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