Recent Rail Accidents

How oil train derailment rocked a community

How oil train derailment rocked a community

June 16, 2015 | Philly.com| HEIMDAL, N.D. – Arden Georgeson, 78, thought the dark column rising skyward was a tornado. He shouted to his wife, Linda, 72, to run to the cellar. Then the Georgesons made out orange flames along the railroad tracks adjoining their farm, and the source of the smoke came into focus: […]

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Train cars fall from bridge, block Houston roadway

Train cars fall from bridge, block Houston roadway

June 13, 2015 | KHOU | HOUSTON – After a day of clean up after a train derailed along Old Katy Road, officials said the road should be reopened by Friday morning. The incident happened around 8:30 a.m. near Washington Avenue, just north of the Katy Freeway. According to a spokesman Jeff Degraff with Union […]

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Train derailment clean-up to last into Thursday

Train derailment clean-up to last into Thursday

June 13, 2015 | Fox 2 Now|EUREKA, MO (KTVI) – A huge cleanup of a train derailment in Eureka will continue into at least Thursday. Even in the intense heat, workers were scrambling to deal with the 27 car derailment of a Union Pacific train.  The cars went off the tracks Tuesday afternoon.  No one […]

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Train derails in Commerce City

Train derails in Commerce City

June 10, 2015 | 9 News|COMMERCE CITY, CO- A freight train derailed in Commerce City Tuesday afternoon. Union Pacific said two of the eight box cars were empty and three were hauling lumber, which some had spilled out onto the road. The derailment caused at least one tanker car, hooked behind the box cars, to […]

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Bridge overpass reopened after train derailment

Bridge overpass reopened after train derailment

June 10, 2015 | Fox 23 | TULSA, Ok —Tulsa police have reopened an overpass that was closed due to a train derailment in West Tulsa. The call went out around midnight near West 23rd Street and Southwest Boulevard. Our crew on the scene says six cars derailed near the overpass. [Read the entire article […]

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Oil train, semi collision in St. Paul Park renews talk of rail safety

Oil train, semi collision in St. Paul Park renews talk of rail safety

June 10, 2015 | Grand Forks Herald| T. PAUL PARK, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton visited the site of an oil train-truck wreck Tuesday to press his case for more Minnesota rail safety funding. A collision between a BNSF Railway Co. crude oil train and a semi-truck in St. Paul Park Sunday reignited calls for […]

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Derailed tanker leaks gasoline

Derailed tanker leaks gasoline

June 1, 2015 | Commercial Appeal|It didn’t catch fire and no one was injured but a tanker car derailed Monday in Memphis, drawing a heavy response from firefighters. An unknown quantity of gasoline spilled from one of two tanker cars that partially overturned Monday entering a southeast Memphis rail yard, Memphis Fire Department spokesman Lt. […]

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Northern Minnesota railroad bridge fire, collapse disrupts Canadian route

Northern Minnesota railroad bridge fire, collapse disrupts Canadian route

May 28, 2015 | Pioneer Press |  A Canadian National Railway trestle near International Falls, Minn., caught fire early Wednesday, damaging several railroad cars that were caught on the burning span before it collapsed. There were no reports of injuries, or word on when service would resume on the busy rail line connecting northern Minnesota […]

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Small town’s residents see remainder of oil train derailment

May 24, 2015 | The Bismark Tribune | HEIMDAL (AP) — Residents of a small North Dakota community are seeing what’s left over from the derailment of an oil train carrying about 180,000 gallons of crude. The train derailed and caught fire May 6, with the mainline running through the 22 person town of Heimdal. […]

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North Dakota Crude Train Service Resumes But Questions Remain

North Dakota Crude Train Service Resumes But Questions Remain

May 21, 2015 | NGI Shale Daily| Bakken Shale crude oil shipments via train have resumed in North Dakota, but there remain unanswered questions about what caused 10 tanker cars to derail and ignite in Heimdal, ND, earlier this month. A spokesperson for BNSF, the railroad involved in the derailment, told NGI‘s Shale Daily on […]

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