Recent Rail Accidents

Anger as trains resume after Oregon derailment, fire

Anger as trains resume after Oregon derailment, fire

June 6, 2017 | U.S. News|MOSIER, Ore. (AP) — Local politicians and residents reacted with shock and anger Monday as Union Pacific began running trains through this tiny Columbia River Gorge town just three days after a fiery derailment forced residents to evacuate and water and sewage systems to shut down. Residents shot video from […]

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Mosier Fire Chief Calls Shipping Bakken Crude Oil By Rail ‘Insane’

Mosier Fire Chief Calls Shipping Bakken Crude Oil By Rail ‘Insane’

June 6,2016 | OPB |Jim Appleton, the fire chief in Mosier, Ore., said in the past, he’s tried to reassure his town that the Union Pacific Railroad has a great safety record and that rail accidents are rare. He’s changed his mind. After a long night working with hazardous material teams and firefighters from across the Northwest […]

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Oil sheen spotted, 100 residents remain evacuated after Oregon oil train derailment

Oil sheen spotted, 100 residents remain evacuated after Oregon oil train derailment

June 4, 2016 | Oregon Live| About 100 people remained under evacuation from the town of Mosier as of 5 p.m. Saturday, a day after an oil train rumbling past the Columbia River Gorge town jumped its rails and caught fire. Authorities said they had contained a light oil sheen detected in the Columbia River […]

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Fire put out, sheen reported on Columbia River

Fire put out, sheen reported on Columbia River

  June 4, 2016 | KGW | MOSIER, Ore. — Crews overnight extinguished a fire ignited by an oil train derailment that closed a large section of Interstate 84 during the afternoon and into the night. The train was passing through the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier when it derailed Friday afternoon, sparking a fire […]

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Oil train derails, catches fire in Columbia River Gorge

Oil train derails, catches fire in Columbia River Gorge

June 4, 2016 | Seattle Times | MOSIER, Ore. — The fiery derailment of oil-train cars in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland Friday afternoon has rekindled debate about the drawbacks of the Pacific Northwest’s role in crude-oil transport. Several rail cars in the 96-car Union Pacific Railroad train bound for Tacoma derailed here […]

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Mosier train derailment spills oil, sparks fire

Mosier train derailment spills oil, sparks fire

June 4, 2016 | Fredonia Leader | Train tracks and tanker cars weren’t built to accommodate trains carrying loads of heavy crude oil, making the trains more likely to derail. Black smoke could be seen following the accident, which occurred in Mosier, near the Columbia River. Ten train cars have derailed off a Union Pacific […]

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Crews work to put out oil train fire in the Gorge

Crews work to put out oil train fire in the Gorge

June 4, 2016 | KGW |MOSIER, Ore. — An oil train passing through the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier derailed Friday afternoon, igniting a fire and sending out large plumes of smoke. The train derailed at about 12:20 p.m. Interstate 84 is closed from The Dalles to Hood River. The closure was from Cascade Locks […]

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Breaking News: Fiery oil train derailment along Columbia River in Oregon

Breaking News: Fiery oil train derailment along Columbia River in Oregon

June 3, 2016 | KGW |MOSIER, Ore. — An oil train passing through the Columbia Gorge near Mosier has derailed. The accident happened just after noon. Flames and smoke can be seen from Interstate 84. The interstate was shut down from The Dalles to Mosier, transportation officials announced just after 1 p.m. Ken Armstrong, spokesman for […]

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Train Derailment Blocks Downtown Tulsa Street

Train Derailment Blocks Downtown Tulsa Street

June 2, 2016 | News 9 | TULSA, Oklahoma –A derailed freight train blocked a downtown Tulsa street Thursday morning. [Read the entire article here.]

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Harrisburg train derailment investigation could take a month

June 2, 2016 | WHTM | HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – It could take several weeks for eight box cars to be removed after a Tuesday train derailment in Harrisburg. Norfolk Southern re-railed one of the box cars, but the other eight are still on their side. Nine empty rail cars flipped the tracks near the […]

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