Recent Rail Accidents

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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Cars Carrying Oil, Gas Come Off Tracks West Of Edmonton

October 19, 2013 | Canadian Press | GAINFORD, Alta. _ Firefighters battling a major blaze after a CN tanker train derailed west of Edmonton on Saturday decided to withdraw and wait for the flames to burn themselves out. With no further explosions expected from the 13 cars carrying oil and liquefied petroleum gas, that’s the […]

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Minnesota Oil Spill: Canadian Train Derails, Spilling 30,000 Gallons Of Crude In U.S.

Minnesota Oil Spill: Canadian Train Derails, Spilling 30,000 Gallons Of Crude In U.S.

March 27, 2013 | David Sheppard and Jeffrey Jones | Huffington Post | A train hauling oil from Canada derailed and leaked 30,000 gallons of crude in western Minnesota on Wednesday, marking the first major spill of the modern North American crude-by-rail transit boom. [Read the complete article here.]

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