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45 coal train cars derail near Pillager

May 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

PILLAGER — Coal and crushed metal littered the BNSF Railway train tracks near Pillager in central Minnesota as crews worked Monday to clear the scene of a massive train derailment.

About 45 train cars carrying coal left the tracks at about 11:15…continue reading on dglobe.com

More oil leaving Superior by rail

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

SUPERIOR, Wis. — It’s just a small piece of the North American oil bonanza pie, but Wisconsin’s only refinery quietly is moving more oil by rail.
In 2012, Calumet Superior LLC built a $10 million train-loading oil terminal across the street fr…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Old risks, new worries: Long-maligned rail cars shoulder mounting oil traffic, but inspections stay static

February 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

CASSELTON — Maggie Heller watched black smoke drift over her Leonard home a month ago, 20 miles south from where more than a dozen railcars full of oil exploded here.
Heller stops her car farther back from the train tracks now, cringing as she wat…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Old risks, new worries: Long-maligned rail cars shoulder mounting oil traffic, but inspections stay static

February 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

CASSELTON — Maggie Heller watched black smoke drift over her Leonard home a month ago, 20 miles south from where more than a dozen railcars full of oil exploded here.
Heller stops her car farther back from the train tracks now, cringing as she wat…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Will Alexandria silence train whistles?

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

Will the lonesome whistle of a train no longer be heard in Alexandria?

The Alexandria City Council is looking into the possibility.
At its December 23 meeting, the council considered creating a “Railroad Quiet Zone” through Alexandria.
The c…continue reading on echopress.com

Claims come in from Casselton train crash

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — After hightailing it to Fargo while a plume of black smoke hovered over his city earlier this week, Gary McKenzie of Casselton walked out of the Days Inn here with an unexpected $50 check — half for gas, half for meals.
From hotel bills …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Claims come in from Casselton train crash

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — After hightailing it to Fargo while a plume of black smoke hovered over his city earlier this week, Gary McKenzie of Casselton walked out of the Days Inn here with an unexpected $50 check — half for gas, half for meals.
From hotel bills …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Damage Assessment: NTSB arrives to investigate collision near Casselton

December 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Kyle Potter and Archie Ingersoll

CASSELTON — Trails of smoke lingered and flames dwindled amid scorched railcars Tuesday, a disturbing reminder of a huge oil-fueled blaze sparked by a train crash that officials agreed could have been drastica…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Damage Assessment: NTSB arrives to investigate collision near Casselton

December 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Kyle Potter and Archie Ingersoll

CASSELTON — Trails of smoke lingered and flames dwindled amid scorched railcars Tuesday, a disturbing reminder of a huge oil-fueled blaze sparked by a train crash that officials agreed could have been drastica…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Casselton oil fire still smoldering, evacuation order remains

December 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

CASSELTON, N.D. – Crews worked through the night to contain a huge oil-fueled fire caused by a train derailment and collision near here Monday afternoon.

 

As of 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, three oil cars were still burning, and crews were working …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com