Recent Rail Accidents

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 […]

By June 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By June 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By June 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By June 3, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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.]

By June 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

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 […]

By June 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
High winds blamed for western Iowa train derailment

High winds blamed for western Iowa train derailment

May 30, 2018 | KWQC | DENISON, Iowa (AP) — Winds gusting to 87 mph have knocked over train cars and toppled trees in parts of Iowa. Crawford County emergency management coordinator Greg Miller says 17 double-stacked container cars are blocking two sets of tracks about two miles west of Westside. [Read the entire article here.] […]

By May 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
28 train cars derail in eastern Iowa

28 train cars derail in eastern Iowa

May 23, 2016 | KWWL | SABULA (KWWL) –Crews are now cleaning up after a train derailed in Jackson County. It happened last night around 8 p.m. near Sabula. A Canadian Pacific train, heading north, derailed 5 miles south of Sabula. CP says 28 cars went off the tracks. The train was carrying coal. [Read […]

By May 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Freight train jumps tracks in Charlemont

Freight train jumps tracks in Charlemont

May 14, 2016 | The Recorder | HARLEMONT — A derailment Saturday along the south bank of the Deerfield River left 18 freight cars listing crazily on the tracks, but firefighters said the three carrying hazardous materials did not leak. Charlemont Fire Chief Douglas Annear said there were no injuries. The cause of the accident […]

By May 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Coal train derails in Eastern Kanawha County

Coal train derails in Eastern Kanawha County

May 5, 2016 | Charleston Gazette-Mail | A train hauling coal overturned in the eastern part of Kanawha County Thursday evening, blocking the road for about two hours. The derailment happened just after 5 p.m. near the intersection of Cabin Creek Road and Ronda Road. The train, which has 150 cars and is 8,000 feet […]