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CN freight train derails, catches fire (Video)

A Canadian National Railway Company (CN) freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed on Tuesday, causing over 20 railcars to catch on fire, according to the Associated Press. The train was made up of three locomotives hauling 100 railcars, two of which were carrying petroleum distillates, which ultimately caused the massive fire and billows of thick, black smoke. No members of ...

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Weak safety culture’ faulted in fatal Quebec train derailment, fire

Curtis Tate | McClatchy Washington Bureau CHICAGO – Canadian safety investigators on Tuesday blamed a “weak safety culture” and inadequate government oversight for a crude oil train derailment last year in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people. In its nearly 200-page report, issued more than 13 months after the deadly crash, Canada’s Transportation Safety Board identified 18 contributing factors. “Take ...

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Quebec town still recovering from train disaster

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) — Backhoes and bulldozers are still digging out oil-seeped soil and pavement in the center of this lakeside Quebec town. Where the post office, public library and restaurants once stood, there is only the clanging of machinery kicking up dust over the emptiness. It is the daily soundtrack of a town fighting to rise up from one ...

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Cause of Texas train derailment unknown; crews repairing Texas 6 bridge

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Jordan Overturf | The Eagle (Bryan, Texas) Northbound traffic on Texas 6 south of Navasota will continue to pool through a single inside lane as Texas Department of Transportation crews repair a bridge pier damaged in Monday morning’s Union Pacific train derailment. The hazardous chemicals spilled in the derailment pose a minimal threat to residents and wildlife, according to the ...

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Tracks reopened after coal train derailment


Forum News Service PILLAGER, Minn. — BNSF Railway tracks are open again near this central Minnesota town after a coal train derailment Sunday, but mammoth piles of coal still litter the area. The tracks reopened at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near Pillager, west of Brainerd, but crews now have the task of clearing the coal. There’s no estimate on how ...

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Charges brought in Quebec railway disaster

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By ROB GILLIES, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Three employees and the railway company involved in last summer’s massive explosion of a runaway oil train that incinerated much of a small town in Quebec, killing 47 people, will face criminal negligence charges, provincial prosecutors announced late Monday. The charges come about 10 months after more than 60 of the tankers ...

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