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Arrests anticipated in Lac-Megantic's wake
Quebec provincial law enforcement could begin making arrests soon due to the July 6 derailment and explosion of a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic (MMA) train in Lac-Megantic.
Experts weigh in on LNG
Programs to evaluate LNG (liquefied natural gas) as a locomotive fuel are expanding throughout the rail industry, led by such stakeholders as GE Transportation, Electro-Motive Diesel, BNSF, Union Pacific, CN,…
Angels Flight funicular derails
One of two funicular cars used on Los Angeles's resurrected Angels Flight derailed Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, after an electrical circuit was disrupted and the car's emergency brake engaged, lifting…
AREMA webinar tackles grade crossing safety
A one-hour webinar beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, will address "Highway Rail Grade Crossing" issues confronting the industry, The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association…
Expect the unexpected
In an ideal world, human beings would never make mistakes and equipment and systems would never fail. Unfortunately we don’t live in utopia, as the spate of serious railway accidents…
U.S. regulators reviewing crude-by-rail
The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration are conducting a safety review of crude-by-rail shipments originating in the Bakken Shale formation,…
NCTD revamps website for Coaster, SPRINTER
North County Transit District in San Diego County, Calif., said Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, it will introduce a revamped website Friday, Aug. 30.
Mexico derailment claims migrant worker lives
At least six people were killed and as many as 35 were injured when a Ferrosur freight train nicknamed “La Bestia” (“The Beast”), on which would-be migrants hitch rides toward…
OLI CEO to address highway safety group
Members of the National Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders 2013 Conference in San Diego, Calif., are slated for a safety reminder involving roads and railroads, courtesy of Operation Lifesaver,…
CP ordered to interchange trains with MM&A
Canadian Pacific said Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, that it has been ordered by the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) to interchange traffic with short line railroad Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway…
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