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Bakken oil train derails in Seattle rail yard; no spill

SEATTLE — Nothing spilled when three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard early Thursday, but it alarmed environmentalists.

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Train crashes trigger campaign to shape railroad safety rules

Train crashes trigger campaign to shape railroad safety rules

WASHINGTON — A string of fiery train derailments across the country has triggered a high-stakes but behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the government responds to calls for tighter safety rules.

July 14, 2014 11:33 am Photos

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BNSF train derails near Worden; 13 cars off tracks

A BNSF Railway spokesman says the company is investigating the cause of a coal train derailment in which 13 cars came off the tracks in southeastern Montana.

July 11, 2014 11:54 amLoading…
Wreck of Bakken oil train brings demands for more regulation

Wreck of Bakken oil train brings demands for more regulation

LYNCHBURG, Va. — The latest in a string of fiery oil-train wrecks brought renewed demands Thursday that the Obama administration quickly tighten regulations governing the burgeoning practice of transporting highly combustible crude by rail.

May 01, 2014 4:05 pm Photos

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Train car derails after barley cars, locomotive collide

A train car derailed after colliding with a westbound locomotive at around 9 p.m. Monday, shutting down the main line for several hours. 

April 08, 2014 7:15 pmLoading…
North Dakota oil train crash cleanup almost done

North Dakota oil train crash cleanup almost done

BISMARCK, N.D. — Cleanup of an oil train derailment on the outskirts of a small southeastern North Dakota town "is all but complete," a state health official said Wednesday.

March 19, 2014 2:14 pm Photos

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29 cars on coal train derail east of Terry

A train transporting coal from the Powder River Basin derailed near Terry on Monday night, according to a railroad spokesman.

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Train derails near Saco

A westbound train destined for Portland, Ore., came off the tracks near the town of Saco.

February 23, 2014 4:58 pmLoading…
Train accidents stir worries about crude transport

Train accidents stir worries about crude transport

At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantities of crude, with most of the accidents touching off fires or catastrophic explosions.

February 17, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Wind derailment

Wind derailment

High winds caused a train derailment near Helena. Authorities were at the scene cleaning up the debris on Monday.

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NTSB: 400,000 gallons of Bakken oil lost in derailment

NTSB: 400,000 gallons of Bakken oil lost in derailment

BISMARCK, N.D. — Federal investigators have determined that 400,000 gallons of oil was lost last month when a train derailed and caught fire in North Dakota, according to a report released Monday.

January 13, 2014 1:13 pm Photos

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N.D. senators meet with feds on safety of oil trains

N.D. senators meet with feds on safety of oil trains

Members of North Dakota's congressional delegation said Thursday they believe federal officials are moving quickly to address issues surrounding a tanker derailment and fiery explosion outside of Casselton, N.D.

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Gazette opinion: Explosions show rail cars must be made safer

Gazette opinion: Explosions show rail cars must be made safer

The denial must end. For the sake of Americans and Canadians who live near rail lines transporting Bakken crude, government and industry must deliver a higher level of safety.

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Warning issued about oil shipped from the Bakken oil shale patch

Warning issued about oil shipped from the Bakken oil shale patch

Following a string of explosive accidents, federal officials say crude oil being shipped by rail from the Northern Plains across the U.S. and Canada may be more flammable than traditional forms of oil.

January 02, 2014 1:33 pm Photos

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Oil trains raise concerns in small towns, cities

Oil trains raise concerns in small towns, cities

WOLF POINT — It's tough to miss the trains hauling crude oil out of the Northern Plains. They are growing more frequent by the day, mile-long processions of black tank cars that rumble through wheat fields and towns, along rivers and national parks.

December 19, 2013 7:58 am Photos

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5 cars from BNSF train derail near Essex

KALISPELL — Five cars on a BNSF Railway freight train derailed near Essex Thursday morning. Officials say no one was injured and nothing spilled.

November 21, 2013 1:43 pmLoading…
Trains to resume running Friday after derailment near Superior

Trains to resume running Friday after derailment near Superior

MISSOULA — Freight trains were scheduled to resume running on the main Montana Rail Link on Friday as a crew of 40 people worked Thursday to clear the wreckage of a 23-car derailment four miles east of Superior.

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Montana Rail Link freight train

Montana Rail Link freight train

A Montana Rail Link freight train derailed near Superior on Sept. 4.

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MRL freight train derails near Superior; 4 cars in river

MRL freight train derails near Superior; 4 cars in river

SUPERIOR — Twenty-three freight cars lie in tangled wreckage above and in the Clark Fork River after an early morning derailment four miles east of Superior on Wednesday.

September 04, 2013 1:23 pmLoading…

Derailment cleared from railroad near Gillette

GILLETTE — The railroad east of Gillette is back open after a 10-car derailment.

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