Archive for July, 2015

BNSF Doubles Train Speeds Through Miles City to 60 mph

BNSF Doubles Train Speeds Through Miles City to 60 mph

July 30, 2015 | KULR|MILES CITY, Mont. (AP) – Officials in Miles City are unhappy after BSNF Railway lifted its self-imposed speed restrictions and is now moving trains through town at speeds of up to 60 mph. Miles City Mayor Butch Grenz says town residents are upset that trains are moving faster than 30 mph. […]

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Blount County bee keepers get ‘all clear’ after Maryville train derailment

July 30, 2015 | WATE| MARYVILLE (WATE) – Blount County bee keepers were given news that was honey to their ears. Their honey is safe to consume. Coley O’Dell, the owner of Smokey Ridge Apiaries, said the Food and Drug Association found no chemicals after taking samples of both the honey and insects to test […]

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New Oil, Ethanol Train Rule Requires Safety Equipment Inspection

July 30, 2015 | Oil and Gas Investor | The Obama administration on July 29 released a new regulation intended to prevent explosive rail disasters such as the 2013 oil train derailment that killed 47 people and destroyed part of Lac-Megantic, Quebec. The new rule by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requires two qualified railroad […]

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Cause of train derailment still being investigated

July 29, 2015 | Muscatine Journal | FRUITLAND, Iowa — The investigation into the cause of a July 17 train derailment continues, according to a rail company spokesman. Andy Cummings, a spokesman for Canadian Pacific Rail, said Tuesday the incident remains under investigation. Six cars of a southbound CP train derailed just east of Fruitland  at […]

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Oil train insurance minimums in question

Oil train insurance minimums in question

July 29, 2015 | Business Insurance| A little more than two years have passed since an unattended runaway train from the now-bankrupt Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway Co. derailed and crashed, spilling oil that caught fire in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, and killing 47 people. Within the past two years over a dozen trains transporting crude oil […]

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Santa Barbara Says No to Oil Train

July 29, 2015 | Santa Barbara Independent | Venoco, Inc. on Monday applied for an emergency permit with the City of Goleta to truck about 5,500 barrels of emulsified crude oil now trapped on Platform Holly within the pipeline to the Onshore Ellwood Facility and inside several storage vessels and containers. Venoco’s facilities have been […]

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Investigation Underway In CSX Train Cart Leaking Chemical Compound In South Philly

July 27, 2015 | CBS Philly | PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Authorities say an investigation is underway regarding a CSX train cart that was leaking hydrogen peroxide in the Grays Ferry section of the city Monday morning. Officials say the cause of the leak is unknown at this time. One person was taken to the hospital prior to […]

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Investigation Into Mount Carbon Train Derailment Coming to an End

  July 25, 2015 | WSAZ | KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – More than five months after a CSX train carrying Bakken crude oil derailed in Mount Carbon, federal officials say they’re getting closer to finding out what caused the accident. The Federal Railroad Administration says the investigation into that derailment is still ongoing, but […]

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Inspectors find dozens of rail bridges need repair

Inspectors find dozens of rail bridges need repair

July 25, 2015 | MPR News| More than 330 railroad bridges pass over freeways, highways and streets in Minnesota, and last year state and local inspectors determined that one in five of those was structurally deficient. Inspectors found cracked concrete columns and steel anchor plates; rusting girders and bolts; and holes that let debris fall […]

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$5 million class action lawsuit filed after Maryville train derailment

$5 million class action lawsuit filed after Maryville train derailment

July 23, 2015 | WATE | MARYVILLE – A class action lawsuit seeking $5 million has been filed naming four Maryville residents after the CSX train derailment and fire earlier this month. The suit was filed in federal court Wednesday on behalf of Charles Tipton, Billy Tipton, and husband and wife Travis and Elizabeth Pruett.The […]

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