Archive for January, 2016

Brownsville derailment: railroad mum on other train contents

January 29, 2015 | La Crosse Tribune | As cleanup of a derailment south of Brownsville, Minn., continued for a third day, questions remained about whether the Canadian Pacific freight train was hauling crude oil, ethanol or other dangerous materials. The 68-car train was en route from St. Paul, Minn., to Kansas City when 15 […]

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Car leaked 850 gallons of soybean oil into river at Reno derailment

January 28, 2015 | WXOW | RENO, Minn. Several hundred gallons of soybean oil spilled into the Mississippi River following a train derailment near Reno, Minnesota Tuesday night according to a railroad spokesperson. Canadian Pacific Media Relations Manager Andy Cummings said that approximately 850 gallons of soybean oil leaked from one of the damaged tanker […]

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Fifteen cars derail into Mississippi River, some leaking vegetable oil

Fifteen cars derail into Mississippi River, some leaking vegetable oil

January 27, 2016 | News 8000| Fifteen cars of a southbound Canadian Pacific Railway mixed-freight train went off the tracks late Tuesday night near Reno, about three miles south of Brownsville at the overlook. Six tanker cars ended up in the Mississippi River. Early reports showed no leaks, but as the day progressed that changed. […]

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CARS group issues statement on derailment

CARS group issues statement on derailment

January 27, 2016 | WXOW |Local environmental group CARS (Citizens Acting for Rail Safety) reacted to Tuesday night’s derailment of a Canadian Pacific train near Reno, Minnesota. Alan Stankevitz, spokesman for the group, issued the following statement on the incident: Today, once again there has been another derailment along the Mississippi River. Today’s derailment involving a […]

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Update: Crews find sheen in Mississippi River at derailment site

Update: Crews find sheen in Mississippi River at derailment site

January 27, 2016 | La Crosse Tribune |BROWNSVILLE, Minn. – A Canadian Pacific freight train derailed Tuesday night in Houston County, Minn., sending six cars into the Mississippi River and spilling food-grade oil into the water. The southbound train derailed around 10 p.m. about three miles south of Brownsville. There were no injuries reported. CP […]

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Train Derailment in Reno, MN

Train Derailment in Reno, MN

January 27, 2015 | WXOW| Emergency crews were on the scene of a train derailment near Reno, Minnesota early Wednesday morning. The derailment of the Canadian Pacific train happened around 11:00 p.m. Tuesday. There were no injuries. Brownsville Fire Chief Gary Meiners told WXOW that there are six cars off the tracks with another seven or eight […]

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Two people injured in Breathitt County train derailment

Two people injured in Breathitt County train derailment

January 26, 2015 | WKYT | BREATHITT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) – Investigators believe the winter weather may have played a role in a train derailment in Breahitt County on Tuesday. Firefighters say two engines and nine cars of a CSX train came off the tracks and overturned in the Alto community. They think the derailment […]

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$3.5 Million Emergency Response Training Center Planned For Camp Ripley

$3.5 Million Emergency Response Training Center Planned For Camp Ripley

January 20, 2016 | WJON| CAMP RIPLEY – A new facility to help fire departments learn how to fight an oil train fire is being planned for Camp Ripley. Governor Mark Dayton has included $3.5 million for the project in his bonding proposal. [Read the entire article here.]

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Minnesota governor’s jobs bill includes crossing safety initiatives

Minnesota governor’s jobs bill includes crossing safety initiatives

January 19, 2015 | RT&S | One of the bills initiatives is a focus on rail and pipeline safety. To improve rail safety, Gov. Dayton’s bill would fund three major grade separations, improve warning systems at highway rail crossings and quiet zones, as well as fund the construction of training centers. [Read the entire article […]

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No leaks reported from tanker car derailment under Benicia Bridge

No leaks reported from tanker car derailment under Benicia Bridge

January 20, 2015 | Contra Costa Times | MARTINEZ — Three tank cars carrying a contaminated liquid derailed Wednesday morning on train tracks under the Benicia Bridge, and although there were no reports of leaks, the incident rekindled fears about the potential dangers of rail derailments along the East Bay’s industrial and refinery belt. [Read […]

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