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.
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.
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.
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.
A train car derailed after colliding with a westbound locomotive at around 9 p.m. Monday, shutting down the main line for several hours.
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.
A train transporting coal from the Powder River Basin derailed near Terry on Monday night, according to a railroad spokesman.
A westbound train destined for Portland, Ore., came off the tracks near the town of Saco.
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.
High winds caused a train derailment near Helena. Authorities were at the scene cleaning up the debris on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KALISPELL — Five cars on a BNSF Railway freight train derailed near Essex Thursday morning. Officials say no one was injured and nothing spilled.
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.
A Montana Rail Link freight train derailed near Superior on Sept. 4.
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.
GILLETTE — The railroad east of Gillette is back open after a 10-car derailment.