Recent Rail Accidents

1,000 Gallons of Diesel Fuel Spilled in Derailment

1,000 Gallons of Diesel Fuel Spilled in Derailment

September 23, 3016 | KWWL | At about 5:40 a.m. on Thursday, a train derailed from an apparent track washout near Ferryville, WI, about 25 miles north of Prairie du Chien. The crew was not injured in the incident, but have been transported to a local hospital as a precaution. News clip from KWWL. [Watch […]

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DOT-111 Exclusive: Video Footage of BNSF Derailment – Rush Creek

DOT-111 Exclusive: Video Footage of BNSF Derailment – Rush Creek

September 22, 2016 | DOT-111.info | Ferryville, WI — [Editorial]  Two days of flooding rain caused numerous mudslides and flash floods along the Upper Mississippi River Basin. First responders, emergency management and the WI DOT were on the lookout for problems along Wisconsin’s roads but one must wonder why BNSF allowed trains to travel through […]

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Washout causes derailment near Ferryville; no injuries reported

Washout causes derailment near Ferryville; no injuries reported

September 22, 2016 | La Crosse Tribune | A BNSF freight train derailed and leaked diesel fuel Thursday morning after tracks washed out north of Ferryville as a second night of heavy rains triggered flooding and mudslides. Two locomotives and five rail cars left the tracks around 5:40 a.m. as the result of a washout […]

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Train derailment cause still unknown

Train derailment cause still unknown

August 23, 2016 | Denton RC | Railroad officials still aren’t sure what caused a Union Pacific freight train to derail off a bridge over Denton Creek on Sunday, sending tons of Wyoming coal bound for Central Texas power plants onto creek banks and into the water. Whether a bridge failure triggered the derailment or […]

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Diesel fuel leak in heart of Toronto, no injuries

Diesel fuel leak in heart of Toronto, no injuries

August 22, 2016 | Benicia Independent | Human error is being blamed for a freight train derailment in the heart of Toronto Sunday morning that had crews scrambling to contain a diesel fuel leak. The derailment happened after a train struck the tail of another train at about 5:20 a.m. near Dupont and Bathurst Sts., […]

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26 coal cars derail, 5 end up in creek north of Fort Worth TX

26 coal cars derail, 5 end up in creek north of Fort Worth TX

August 22, 2016 | Benicia Independent | Crewmembers believe a bridge failure caused more than 26 rail cars on a Union Pacific freight train to derail north of Fort Worth Sunday night. It happened around 6 p.m. as the train was traveling over a bridge near Highway 377 in Roanoke. No one was hurt, but […]

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Train operations resume after Falmouth derailment

Train operations resume after Falmouth derailment

August 14, 2016 | WLWT | FALMOUTH, Ky. —Normal train operations can now resume following a massive train derailment in Falmouth, Kentucky, Wednesday morning. Authorities said 24 cars of a 125-car CSX train en route to Atlanta derailed Wednesday, including four hazardous-materials cars containing sulfuric acid. [Read the entire article here.]  

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Frac Sand Train derailment near Lewisville Ark., no injuries reported

Frac Sand Train derailment near Lewisville Ark., no injuries reported

August 14, 2016 | KTHV |LEWISVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – A train has derailed near U.S. Highway 82 close to Lewisville on Sunday around 11:30 a.m. CBS affiliate KSLA reports that thirty-two of the cars derailed. Investigators with Union Pacific are still trying to determine the cause. Along with the derailment comes several hundred feet of damaged […]

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Can oil trains ever be made safe enough?

Can oil trains ever be made safe enough?

August 2, 2016 | The Bellingham Herald | MOSIER, Ore. The Chinook salmon that Randy Settler and other Yakama tribal fishermen are pulling from the Columbia River are large and plentiful this summer, part of one of the biggest spawning runs since the 1960s. It is a sign, they say, of the river’s revitalization, through […]

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Mosier Groundwater Contaminated After Oil Train Derailment

Mosier Groundwater Contaminated After Oil Train Derailment

July 22, 2015 | OPB.org | When a Union Pacific oil train derailed and burst into fire in Mosier, Oregon, in June, the initial damage was in plain view, as dark smoke billowed into the sky. Now OPB has learned about invisible damage: elevated concentrations of benzene and other volatile organic compounds in groundwater near the […]

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