Archive for November, 2014

Officials Glad McCormick County Train Derailment Was Not As Bad As Graniteville

Officials Glad McCormick County Train Derailment Was Not As Bad As Graniteville

November 8, 2014 | WJBF|McCormick County first responders and firefighters surrounded the scene where a logging truck and train collided around 10:00 a.m. Friday morning. The 18 wheeler flipped on its side, while 12 of the train’s 93 coal cars derailed. [Read the entire article here.]

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Divers await word to begin search for train conductor

Divers await word to begin search for train conductor

November 6, 2014 | MSN News| Two locomotives towing 240 empty iron ore containers went off the tracks 20 kilometres north of Sept-Iles early Thursday morning. The derailment caused by a landslide on the steeply banked terrain. [Read the entire article here.]  

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New Oil Train Safety Rules Divide Rail Industry

New Oil Train Safety Rules Divide Rail Industry

November 5, 2014 | National Geographic | Three days after an oil train derailed and exploded in 2013 in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, killing 47 people, Greg Saxton wandered through the disaster site inspecting tank cars. For Saxton, the damage was personal. Some of the tank cars were built by Greenbrier, an Oregon-based manufacturer where he’s chief […]

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Devils Lake, BNSF reach deal on train speeds

November 5, 2014 | Beaumont Enterprise | DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — Train speeds were to begin increasing through Devils Lake on Wednesday under a deal between the city and BNSF Railway that also calls for safety upgrades. [Read the entire article here.]

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Rail industry support follows Rep. Denham’s ascent in House

Rail industry support follows Rep. Denham’s ascent in House

October 26,  2014 | McClatchy DC|WASHINGTON — In two years, Rep. Jeff Denham of California has gone from a Republican backbencher to a key subcommittee chairman and in a league with higher-ranking and senior members of Congress when it comes to financial support from the railroad industry. [Read the entire article here.]

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Oil Sands Crude Seen Reaching Gulf Without Keystone XL

November 2, 2014 | Bloomberg| Oil-sands crude will supply Gulf Coast refineries regardless of how President Barack Obama rules on the Keystone XL pipeline, Alberta Premier Jim Prentice said. Developers of Alberta’s oil sands can use trains to reach the world’s largest refining market or the Energy East conduit to Canada’s Atlantic coast that TransCanada […]

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