Archive for February, 2015

AAR report: Freight rail “will carry the economy”

AAR report: Freight rail “will carry the economy”

February 4, 2015 | Railway Age|“In 2015, the nation’s major freight railroads plan to spend an estimated $29 billion—which would set an annual record—to build, maintain, and grow the rail network,” AAR’s report stated. “This private spending will go to expenditures like new equipment and locomotives, installation of new track and bridges, the raising of […]

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State tests railroads’ ability to respond to oil spills

State tests railroads’ ability to respond to oil spills

February 3, 2015 | MPR News| The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is testing the ability of railroads that run trains in the state to respond to an oil spill. Increased oil train traffic through Minnesota has raised public safety and environmental concerns. [Read the entire article here.]

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Railways reduce shipping load on drop in oil prices

Railways reduce shipping load on drop in oil prices

February 3, 2015 | The Globe and Mail| The collapse in oil prices that has hammered producer profits is also casting doubt on the business case for moving crude by rail. Railways are reducing their expected oil volumes after a 56-per-cent plunge in the benchmark price of crude since the summer that has consumed the […]

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Oil train cars derail in Philadelphia

Oil train cars derail in Philadelphia

  February 2, 2015|State Impact|A freight train carrying crude oil partially derailed in Philadelphia over the weekend. No injuries or spills were reported. It was the second oil train derailment the city has seen in the span of a year. [Read the entire article here.]

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Crews working on New Auburn train derailment

Crews working on New Auburn train derailment

February 1, 2015 | WEAU| NEW AUBURN, Wis. (WEAU) — Crews are working on a train derailment in New Auburn. The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the derailment Saturday night. On Sunday afternoon, three cars could be seen off the tracks. It happened near the intersection of County Road SS and County […]

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Train derailment in Harrison County

January 30, 2015 | WTOV| HARRISON COUNTY, Ohio – Emergency crews are responding to a train derailment on the rail line that runs between Hopedale and Jewett. Witnesses say five or six rail cars and tankers are off the track deep in the woods, where access to them is difficult. [Read the entire article here.]

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