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Oil Train Derailment Focuses New Attention On Train Accidents

Many Minnesota residents live near rail lines carrying trains loaded with crude oil from the Bakken region of western North Dakota and eastern Montana. The June 3, 2016, derailment of a Union Pacific train in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area once again highlights the potential dangers of oil-carrying trains, particularly those using older… Read more »

NTSB Releases Report On Amtrak Train Accident

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, the National Transportation Safety Board released findings regarding the cause of the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia that resulted in eight fatalities and more than 200 injuries. It was one of the nation’s worst train accidents in recent years. The public statement followed an NTSB meeting held in Washington D.C. The accident… Read more »