Archive for June, 2015

Train derailment near Andrews Geyser

June 29, 2015 | McDowell News| Old Fort, NC – Emergency officials said Saturday they responded to a train derailment near Andrews Geyser in Old Fort around 9 a.m. Emergency Management Deputy Director Craig Walker said 13 train cars were involved in the derailment near Graphite Road. He said the cars were empty fuel tankers. […]

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Push for stricter oil train regulations

Push for stricter oil train regulations

June 27, 2015 | WKOW|”I’m still calling for the extraction of the more volatile and highly toxic chemicals of the oil before it is even transported; something we can easily do, Texas is already requiring it. There’s no reason why we can’t have that same requirement from the oil coming out of North Dakota,” said […]

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Oil train traffic down on BNSF lines in Minnesota, Wisconsin

Oil train traffic down on BNSF lines in Minnesota, Wisconsin

  June 27, 2015 | La Crosse Tribune | New documents show BNSF Railroad is hauling fewer crude oil trains through Minnesota and Wisconsin than it was last winter. BNSF now averages 25 unit trains per week along its line that follows the Mississippi River from the Twin Cities to Illinois, according to a report […]

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FRA prepared to levy penalties for non-PTC compliance

FRA prepared to levy penalties for non-PTC compliance

June 26, 2015 | Railway Age| Positive Train Control (PTC) was again in the spotlight this week, as the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials held a hearing June 24 on “The State of Positive Train Control in the United States.” [Read the entire article here.]

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Four cars derail in CSX yard near Elsmere

Four cars derail in CSX yard near Elsmere

June 26, 2015  | Delaware Online| Workers in CSX Corp.’s Elsmere-area rail yard worked with cranes through the day Thursday to right four cars derailed during a switching operation at about 5 a.m. [Read the entire article here.]

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Train collision sends BNSF truck driver to hospital

Train collision sends BNSF truck driver to hospital

June 26, 2015 | Richmond News| The dump truck, owned by BNSF Railway, traveled over a railroad owned by Norfolk Southern Railway and into the path of a 2001 General Electric engine driven by Jonathon L. Davis, 40, of Moberly. The eastbound engine, owned by Norfolk Southern, was leading a string of railcars. [Read the […]

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CP Rail lashes out at transport minister over Revelstoke comments

CP Rail lashes out at transport minister over Revelstoke comments

June 26, 2015 | CBC News| The head of CP Rail is lashing out at Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, accusing her of threatening the company even before completing an investigation into an allegation that a train was parked in the mountains above Revelstoke, B.C., without proper brakes being applied. [Read the entire article here.]

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Railroads use new oil train rule to fight transparency

Railroads use new oil train rule to fight transparency

June 25, 2015 | McClatchy DC| WASHINGTON — Railroads may have found a new weapon in their fight to keep information about oil train shipments from the public: a federal rule that was supposed to increase transparency. The U.S. Department of Transportation insists that its May 1 final rule on oil trains, which mostly addresses […]

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Natural gas powered truck explodes on impact with train

June 24, 2015 | WIVB | BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — It’s hard to say if a regular diesel truck would’ve caused an explosion quite so dramatic. On Tuesday morning, surveillance video from a nearby business captured the dramatic explosion after a low speed collision of a CSX train going in reverse, with a tractor trailer that […]

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City announces BNSF Railway funding to study improved rail crossings

City announces BNSF Railway funding to study improved rail crossings

June 24, 2015 | Edmonds News | BNSF Railway will contribute $50,000 to help study potential solutions to help ease congestion at railroad crossings along the Edmonds waterfront, the City of Edmonds announced Tuesday. This announcement comes on the heels of the State Legislature approving $500,000 in May for Edmonds to complete an Alternatives Analysis […]

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