Recent Rail Accidents

Canadian Pacific train derails in Yoho National Park

Canadian Pacific train derails in Yoho National Park

February 19, 2015|Calgary Herald|Around 6 a.m. MST on Wednesday, six empty cars left the track near the Spiral Tunnels in Yoho National Park. There were no injuries and there are no public safety or environmental issues. [Read the entire article here.]  

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Unified command set up in train derailment repsonse

Unified command set up in train derailment repsonse

February 18, 2015|WVNS TV|CSX representatives stated that fires from the train derailment on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 are still burning and are being allow to burn themselves out.  Officials said that is the safest course of action for the community and emergency responders.  They plan on moving the train cars that were not involved in […]

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Cass County Sheriff: BNSF coal train derails in Louisville

February 18, 2015 |KETV| BNSF crews are cleaning up a train derailment in Cass County. The Cass County sheriff says it happened near 2 Gates Drive and Mahoney Road in Louisville. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. [Read the entire article here]

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Rachel Maddow: Three oil train accidents in one week

Rachel Maddow: Three oil train accidents in one week

February 18, 2015 | MSNBC|Rachel Maddow and Wall Street Journal senior energy reporter Russell Gold discuss if new oil train safety regulations will be enough to prevent disasters like the derailment in West Virginia yesterday that caused huge explosions.  

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Safer tank cars on CSX oil train didn’t prevent blast

February 17, 2015 |lohud| The apparent failure of safer tank cars to prevent an explosion in Monday’s West Virginia oil train derailment is worrying the top safety official in Rockland County, where similar trains rumble through daily. No one was hurt when the train hauling 109 cars filled with Bakken crude oil from North Dakota […]

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CSX apologizes for derailment as fire still burns

CSX apologizes for derailment as fire still burns

February 17, 2015 | Metro News| FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. – A CSX spokesperson offered an apology Tuesday as fire continued to burn at the site of a train derailment that forced 1,000 people to evacuate. “I would like to apologize for the significant disruption in the lives of a lot of people in those communities […]

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4 pm Update: 26 dot-111’s derail, 19 involved in fire

February 17, 2015|WVNS TV | 4:00 p.m. UPDATE: The investigation into the derailment of a CSX train on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 reveals more details about the accident.  According to CSX, 26 tanker cars derailed during the incident.  Of those cars, 19 were involved in the fire.  As of 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a limited […]

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Rachel Maddow Report on the Oil Train Explosion

Rachel Maddow Report on the Oil Train Explosion

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Update 12:17pm – Large Explosion @ 11:30pm

February 17, 2015 | WSAZ|  FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — What was described as the “biggest” and “loudest” explosion following Monday’s train derailment happened just before 11:30 p.m. Emergency crews on the scene tell WSAZ that following that explosion all neighbors who were still in the affected area had been accounted for. The American Red […]

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Explosion and oil spill after train derails in West Virginia

Explosion and oil spill after train derails in West Virginia

February 16, 2015 | CNN | (CNN)A train carrying crude oil derailed Monday in West Virginia and exploded, filling the sky with thick clouds of fire and smoke. One home was destroyed, but there were no reports of injures, according to Lawrence Messina, spokesman for the West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. […]

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