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Investigators search MM&A Quebec office
Quebec provincial police officials, investigating the fatal train incident in Lac-Mégantic, Que., July 6, arrived with a warrant at the Farnham, Que., offices of the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway…
A turning point for crude by rail?
After my most recent blog on the CBR (crude by rail) disaster in Canada, I fielded a lot of questions that, while they were often worded differently, all ended up…
Death toll at 80 in Spanish derailment
A Renfe class 730 train derailed on July 24, 2013, on the approach to Santiago de Compostela leaving more than 70 dead and dozens injured. The train left the tracks…
Transport Canada: No more one-person crews
Transport Canada said late Tuesday, July 23, 2013 it would now ban one-person train crews, in response to the train derailment and explosion earlier this month in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. The…
When bad things happen to good companies, and to good people
(Editor’s Note: This commentary is a collaboration of Railway Age Contributing Editors Larry Kaufman and Frank Wilner, both of whom have extensive experience in railroad public relations.) Of one thing…
Ed Burkhardt talks with Railway Age on Lac-Mégantic
Responding to a blog posted on this website by Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono, Rail World President and CEO Ed Burkhardt had this to say to Railway Age about the tragic accident…
Damaged turnout likely cause of fatal SNCF wreck
SNCF (French National Railways) says a detached turnout fishplate is the likely cause of the derailment of an intercity train on July 12 at Brétigny-sur-Orge south of Paris in which…
So now we know: They can blow up
Regular readers of this blog may remember that at the end of most of my writings on how the fracking industry is positively impacting our industry, I generally add a…
Officials: Criminal intent seen in Quebec crash
Canadian officials Tuesday, July 9, 2013, strongly suggested that criminal intent contributed to the 72-car train that derailed July 6 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, though they declined to provide details.
Quebec railcar fire damage assessed
Quebec provincial and local officials, along with firefighters, continued struggling Monday, July 8, 2013, with the damage and death caused by a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway crude oil train…
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