Recent Rail Accidents

BNSF Train Derailment Threatens to Delay Bakken Oil Deliveries

January 23, 2014 | Bloomberg News | A BNSF Railway Co. train that derailed and blocked tracks in North Dakota may delay crude deliveries by as many as two days from the second-largest onshore oil producing state in the U.S. Eleven cars carrying corn derailed yesterday while switching tracks at Ross, North Dakota, said Steven […]

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Staggering Increase in Oil Spills via Rail

Staggering Increase in Oil Spills via Rail

This interactive map really brings home how the number of rail related oil spills has grown over the past few years. [Map courtesy of McClatchy Washington Bureau]

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Video: Train Derails on Bridge Over Schuylkill River

Video: Train Derails on Bridge Over Schuylkill River

January 20, 2014 | Philadelphia, PA | NBC News | CNX train derails over the Schuylkill River. DOT-111 tanker car carrying crude oil is precariously leaning against the side of the bridge. [Video of Derailed DOT-111 tanker car.]

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Train derailment in Caledonia

Train derailment in Caledonia

January 19, 2014 |  WTMJ | Caledonia – A train has derailed early Sunday morning in Caledonia.  The Calidonia Police Department reported it happened shortly before 7:30 a.m. east of 5-Mile Road and Nicholson Road. A spokesperson for Union Pacific told TODAY’S TMJ4 the train had three locomotives and 135 cars carrying coal. Nineteen of […]

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Some Rail Cars In New Brunswick Oil Train Derailment Were DOT-111s, Investigator Says

Some Rail Cars In New Brunswick Oil Train Derailment Were DOT-111s, Investigator Says

January 9, 2014 | Huffington Post | TORONTO/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Political pressure to quickly improve the safety of crude oil rail shipments intensified in Washington on Thursday, while Canadian officials said two of the cars involved in the latest fiery derailment were of an older variety long faulted by regulators. After two more dramatic oil-train […]

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CN train carrying crude oil derailed, on fire near Plaster Rock

CN train carrying crude oil derailed, on fire near Plaster Rock

January 7, 2014 |CBC News |A CN freight train carrying dangerous goods has derailed and caught fire in northwest New Brunswick, not far from the U.S. border. Jim Feeny, director of public and government affairs for CN Rail, said 16 cars are believed to have derailed, including four carrying propane and four carrying crude oil. [Read the entire article here.]

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Train Derailment Causes Fiery Destruction In Casselton, ND

Train Derailment Causes Fiery Destruction In Casselton, ND

December 30, 2013 | Huffington Post | CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) — Officials say emergency crews are responding to a fiery train derailment near the eastern North Dakota town of Casselton. Cass County Emergency Manager Dave Rogness says the derailment was reported about 2:30 p.m. Monday less than a mile from the city. Rogness says residents […]

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New Aerial Video of Alabama Oil Spill Exposes Cleanup Problems

New Aerial Video of Alabama Oil Spill Exposes Cleanup Problems

December 2, 2013 | PublicHerold.org | Ongoing efforts to clean up an Alabama oil spill are under scrutiny after a train carrying 2.7 million gallons of North Dakota Bakken crude oil exploded, spilling into wetlands just outside the town of Aliceville. Photojournalist John Wathen captured video of cleanup efforts one week after the November 7th […]

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Railroad car in Ohio derailment known to be unsafe and prone to rupture

Railroad car in Ohio derailment known to be unsafe and prone to rupture

November 28, 2013 | NBC NEWS |A railroad tank car exposed by NBC News as unsafe and prone to rupture is responsible for the chemical leak that forced hundreds of people from their homes following a train derailment in Ohio. The car involved in derailment was a DOT-111, said Gary Sease, a spokesman for the railroad, […]

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Derailed Cars Burning Near Aliceville

November 8, 2013 | WCBI | ALICEVILLE, Ala. — No injuries have been reported after a Genesee and Wyoming train going from Amory, Miss. to Walnut Hill, Fla. derailed shortly after 12 a.m. this morning near Aliceville, Ala. in Pickens County. It is believed that 11 railcars are burning, and for safety reasons, emergency responders […]

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