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Railroad says broken bolt caused Oregon train derailment

At least one broken bolt holding the rail in place caused the fiery derailment of a Union Pacific train moving volatile crude oil through the Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon-Washington border, railroad officials say. Union Pacific spokesman Justin Jacobs said Saturday that the company filed a report Friday with the Federal Railroad Administration citing one or more broken bolts ...

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A timeline recent oil train crashes in the US and Canada

The derailment of an oil train in rural northeastern Montana follows a string of accidents as shipments of crude by rail have increased dramatically in recent years, driven by a surge in domestic production: — July 5, 2013: A runaway Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway train that had been left unattended derailed, spilling oil and catching fire inside the town ...

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Freight train derails in Hazelwood; no injuries as 11 to 13 cars topple

Eleven to 13 cars of a long freight train derailed this morning in Hazelwood, Allegheny County and Pittsburgh officials said. The incident was reported about 10 a.m. on a curve in the tracks along Irvine Street, officials said. The road was closed to southbound traffic for a while after the derailment, but has reopened. John Poister, state Department of Environmental ...

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Lehigh Railway investigating Ulster area train derailment

Crews are working to clean up Monday’s train derailment between Ulster and North Towanda with hopes of determining the derailment’s cause. The train, owned and operated by Lehigh Railway, derailed at about 11:56 a.m. Monday according to Lehigh Railway Designated Employee Representative Tom Clark. “It’s probably going to take a week to get cleared up and figure out what happened,” ...

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Train cars hauling methanol derail in central Texas


VALLEY MILLS, Texas — Texas authorities say a dozen train cars have derailed near Valley Mills, including five tanker cars carrying methanol. Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper D.L. Wilson says no injuries or fires have been reported from the Saturday evening accident. He says one or two of the methanol-hauling tanks have small leaks. Wilson says about 10 nearby ...

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2 oil cars still burning at Illinois derailment site

GALENA, Ill. — Two rail cars remain on fire at the site where an oil train derailed this week in western Illinois. But authorities say they did not have to allow a leaking car to explode as was initially expected. Authorities had warned of the likelihood of more explosions at the site of Thursday’s derailment south of Galena. But in ...

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Some York supervisors fear train derailment in county

After a train hauling North Dakota crude oil to the transfer station in Yorktown derailed and shot fireballs into the skies of Mount Carbon, W.Va., some York County supervisors want more regulations to protect citizens. “I was thinking, ‘Holy mackerel — what would happen if one of those cars derailed on Route 17 or near the York River?'” Board of ...

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