Galena, IL

Evacuation put in place after train derails near Galena, Illinois

Evacuation put in place after train derails near Galena, Illinois

March 5, 2015 | WQAD| A precautionary evacuation around the area south of Galena, Illinois was underway around 5 p.m. after several cars of a BNSF Railway Train derailed. Initial reports indicated that five cars in a 105 car train derailed Thursday, March 5, 2015 around 1:20 p.m. [Read the entire article here.]

By March 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
DOT-111 Reader Exclusive: Galena Derailment Near Switch

DOT-111 Reader Exclusive: Galena Derailment Near Switch

March 5, 2015 | DOT-111 Reader| DOT-111 Editor: This is speculative until the FRA or NTSB confirms, but it appears the accident occurred in close proximity to a switch just south of the Galena River. Aerial footage taken late afternoon pinpoints the exact location of the derailment:   Here’s an aerial view of the area […]

By March 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Train carrying oil derails near Galena, Illinois

Train carrying oil derails near Galena, Illinois

March 5, 2015 | WQAD|Five cars of a BNSF Railway train derailed south of Galena, Illinois. The derailment happened Thursday, March 5, 2015 around 1:20 p.m. The train had 105 loaded cars, 103 were loaded with crude oil, according to a statement from the BNSF Railway.  The other two cars were buffer cars loaded with sand. […]

By March 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
BNSF Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails in Illinois

BNSF Train Carrying Crude Oil Derails in Illinois

March 5, 2015 | The Wall Street Journal| A BNSF Railway Co. train carrying crude oil derailed and began to burn Thursday afternoon near Galena, Ill., just over the state line from Wisconsin and 160 miles west of Chicago. The company said the train consisted of 103 rail cars loaded with oil, along with two […]

By March 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →