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Heimdal oil train crash appears not as severe as Casselton’s

FARGO, N.D. — Casselton Fire Chief Tim McLean says an oil train crash outside that city in December 2013 appears much worse than the one near Heimdal (HYM’-dahl) this week. A resident of Heimdal agrees. The Casselton derailment involved more than twice the amount of crude and different kinds of tanker cars. McLean says another freight train carrying soybeans that ...

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Investigators release records of fiery Casselton derailment

Federal investigators have released hundreds of pages of records that offer new insight into the moments just before and after a 2013 oil train derailment near Casselton, North Dakota, that created a massive fire and forced 1,400 people to evacuate for several days. Interviews with the BNSF Railway workers operating the two trains in the derailment are included in documents ...

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