Archive for June, 2015

Investigation shows a cracked wheel caused Plaster Rock train derailment

June 19, 2015 | Global News| DIEPPE, N.B. – The Transportation Safety Board says a defective wheel is to blame for the derailment of a CN train in New Brunswick last year. The board released its findings Friday on the accident near Plaster Rock, N.B. on Jan 7, 2014, where 19 cars and a locomotive […]

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Battle Over New Oil Train Standards Pits Safety Against Cost

Battle Over New Oil Train Standards Pits Safety Against Cost

June 19, 2015 | NPR | The federal government’s new rules aimed at preventing explosive oil train derailments are sparking a backlash from all sides. The railroads, oil producers and shippers say some of the new safety requirements are unproven and too costly, yet some safety advocates and environmental groups say the regulations aren’t strict […]

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Public safety, convenience top concerns as RR looks to add track

Public safety, convenience top concerns as RR looks to add track

June 18, 2015 | La Crosse Tribune | Canadian Pacific Railroad is requesting permission from the Wisconsin commissioner of railroads to modify two North Side crossings by adding almost a mile of additional track, which the railroad says would allow trains to pass more freely on its Chicago-Twin Cities corridor. About 90 trains cross the […]

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Residents argue against proposed rail line, second in one year

Residents argue against proposed rail line, second in one year

June 18, 2015 | News 8000|LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Safety for those crossing the tracks — that’s the biggest concern for many opponents of a new rail line. Canadian Pacific Railway is proposing the additional track through the north side of La Crosse into the rail yard. Thursday the public had the chance to […]

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Public Speaks Out Against CP Rail Expansion

Public Speaks Out Against CP Rail Expansion

June 18, 2015 | WXOW| The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad is already building an additional track in La Crosse and now the Canadian Pacific Railroad is planning an expansion of its own. While the BNSF project will increase shipments of crude oil through the city, CP said adding nearly a mile of track through […]

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Court delays ruling on 2013 Quebec oil train crash settlement

June 18, 2015 | Reuters |  A Quebec judge reserved his decision on Wednesday on whether to grant a motion that would clear the way for a settlement between victims of the 2013 Lac-Megantic oil train disaster and dozens of companies and individuals linked to the crash that killed 47 people. Patrice Benoit, the lawyer […]

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La Crosse could get another rail line in 2015

La Crosse could get another rail line in 2015

June 17, 2015 | News 8000|LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) –La Crosse could see its second rail-line expansion in a year. Canadian Pacific Railway may follow in Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s footsteps by building an additional track through La Crosse’s north side. “There is a shift that’s happening with how railways are being used,” said Ralph […]

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BNSF Charging Lower Rates for Most-Modern Crude-by-Rail Cars

June 17, 2015 | Bloomberg News|If you want to carry crude oil in an older railroad car, it’s going to cost you. Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC, the largest U.S. crude-by-rail carrier, is offering lower rates to lug oil in cars that meet the latest federal specifications issued in May. That means the vast majority […]

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Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department Responds to Train Derailment in New Milford

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department Responds to Train Derailment in New Milford

June 17, 2015 | WIFR | NEW MILFORD (WIFR) — A scary situation in southern Winnebago County this afternoon after a train leaves the tracks in New Milford. [Read the entire article here.]

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Responders learn lessons from Heimdal, ND train derailment

Responders learn lessons from Heimdal, ND train derailment

June 17, 2015 | WDAZ| Devils Lake, ND (WDAZ TV) – Emergency responders are learning lessons from last month’s train derailment near Heimdal, North Dakota, which they say will leave them better prepared if another railroad disaster happens in our region. Six oil cars derailed the morning of May 6th, near Heimdal. Huge plumes of […]

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