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Burned-out rail cars sit as monument to Casselton crash

January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

CASSELTON – A train crawls west through Casselton, past an ethanol plant on its right and the burned-out and mangled wreckage of a train crash to the left.

Two charred locomotives sit side-by-side just north of the tracks where they collided wit…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Report puts Casselton train crash damage estimate at $6.1 million

January 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

CASSELTON – Nearly all of the tank cars involved in a fiery train crash near here last month punctured in the wreck, spilling more than 400,000 gallons of crude oil and causing $6.1 million in damage, according to a preliminary report released&nbsp…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Report puts Casselton train crash damage estimate at $6.1 million

January 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

CASSELTON – Nearly all of the tank cars involved in a fiery train crash near here last month punctured in the wreck, spilling more than 400,000 gallons of crude oil and causing $6.1 million in damage, according to a preliminary report released&nbsp…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Crew member who thought train carried ethanol was on train carrying soybeans

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

CASSELTON — The crew member who thought the cars engulfed in flames after a train wreck near Casselton last week were hauling ethanol —not crude oil — was on board the other train carrying soybeans, a BNSF official says.
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Crew member who thought train carried ethanol was on train carrying soybeans

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

CASSELTON — The crew member who thought the cars engulfed in flames after a train wreck near Casselton last week were hauling ethanol —not crude oil — was on board the other train carrying soybeans, a BNSF official says.
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Heitkamp seeks information on derailments near Casselton

January 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

CASSELTON — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is asking federal regulators for more information on the history of train derailments near Casselton, where a derailment caused a fiery explosion last week.

In a statement, Heitkamp said she asked the Federal Rail…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Heitkamp seeks information on derailments near Casselton

January 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

CASSELTON — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is asking federal regulators for more information on the history of train derailments near Casselton, where a derailment caused a fiery explosion last week.

In a statement, Heitkamp said she asked the Federal Rail…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Canadian oil train derails, burns after brakes activated

January 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

TORONTO – A Canadian National Railway train carrying crude oil and propane derailed and caught fire in New Brunswick on Tuesday night after the emergency brakes were activated, federal safety officials said on Wednesday.

The accident, the latest i…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Canadian oil train derails, burns after brakes activated

January 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

TORONTO – A Canadian National Railway train carrying crude oil and propane derailed and caught fire in New Brunswick on Tuesday night after the emergency brakes were activated, federal safety officials said on Wednesday.

The accident, the latest i…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Ahlin: Regulation and reason in the oil train equation

January 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Jane Ahlin / Forum News Service

In last July’s train derailment of cars carrying North Dakota oil that occurred in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, 47 people were killed, and heat from the explosions and resulting fires was felt 1.2 miles awa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com