By July 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Are Oil Trains Just Too Heavy? No Regulations, No Weigh To Know

jul1a

July 8, 2016 | DESMOG| The cause of the most recent bomb train derailment and fire in Mosier, OR has been determined to be lag bolts that had sheared off resulting in the derailment. This once again raises concerns that the unit trains of oil are putting too much stress on the tracks due to their excessive weight and length.

There is precedent for this issue according to rail consultant and former industry official Steven Ditmeyer. In the early 1990s, there was a similar problem with some double stacked container cars being too heavy for the infrastructure — because of overloaded containers — resulting in sheared rail spikes.

[Read the entire article here.]

 

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail
rssyoutube
Posted in: Rail News

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.