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  • Va. senators, feds announce new measures against oil-by-rail disasters

    Va. senators, feds announce new measures against oil-by-rail disasters
    One year after a train carrying crude oil derailed in Lynchburg en route to a Yorktown terminal, Virginia senators and the Obama administration announced separate measures intended to protect communities from oil-by-rail accidents. On Thursday, Sens....
  • Virginia should beef up rail safety measures, task force says

    Virginia should beef up rail safety measures, task force says
    Virginia should hire more railroad track inspectors and amend state law to require greater visibility at railroad crossings, a state task force on rail safety says. The task force, convened after a CSX oil train derailed in Lynchburg a year ago,...
  • Oil tanker safety of interest to Naperville residents

    Oil tanker safety of interest to Naperville residents
    In June of 2009, seventeen tank cars of the Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad left the rails near Cherry Valley, Ill., dumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of ethanol into a Rock River tributary, causing one of the largest fish kills in Illinois...
  • Wally Ely: Trolley service could be a boon to downtown Allentown

    When my friend Rick Geho suggested to me some time back that Allentown needed and deserved a downtown trolley line, I dismissed the thought as wishful thinking. Later information that has come to my attention indicates that Rick was probably right....
  • National Train Day on track for return to museum

    National Train Day on track for return to museum
    While the Western Maryland Railway Historical Society Museum gets regular visits from train enthusiasts and even architectural enthusiasts, the museum looks forward to welcoming more families and children May 9 as it takes part in National Train Day....
  • East 26th Street still under construction a year after collapse

    East 26th Street still under construction a year after collapse
    The block of East 26th Street in Charles Village that collapsed a year ago — sending cars, streetlights and the sidewalk tumbling onto railroad tracks — remains under construction, though city officials said they have nearly finished the...
  • Bridge tender may ease boater fears about All Aboard Florida

    Bridge tender may ease boater fears about All Aboard Florida
    For the first time in years, boaters have a full-time tender to communicate with at the New River railroad bridge in downtown Fort Lauderdale. It's part of a six-month test by the U.S. Coast Guard that, if successful, could ease boater concerns about...
  • York officials satisfied with CSX repairs for now

    York officials satisfied with CSX repairs for now
    After several years of York County officials asking railroad company CSX to repair erosion near two culverts that run under CSX's track at the Poquoson River headwaters, and a recent train derailment in West Virginia, CSX has completed a long-awaited two-...
  • Draft state report: Oil train regs largely up to Feds

    Draft state report: Oil train regs largely up to Feds
    A state task force assembled after an oil train derailment in Lynchburg last year is poised to recommend a number of changes, including more track inspections, more emergency crew training for emergency crews and a better flow of information about...
  • Rail cars blow off bridge during severe storms in Louisiana

    Rail cars blow off bridge during severe storms in Louisiana
    High winds blew rail cars off the Huey P. Long Bridge and more than 200,000 homes and businesses lost power Monday morning as a line of severe thunderstorms moved across southeast Louisiana. Five rail cars carrying six to eight freight containers fell...
  • OSHA fines Rochelle rail car manufacturer $19,550

    OSHA fines Rochelle rail car manufacturer $19,550
    An Illinois rail car manufacturing plant that has received millions of dollars in grants, training funds and tax incentives from state and local governments, was fined $19,550 for exposing workers to dangerous conditions. The Occupational Safety and...