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FRA to railroads: CBR Emergency Order still stands
The Federal Railroad Administration on July 22, 2015 sent a reminder to railroads transporting crude oil that the Emergency Order issued May 7, 2014 (Docket No. DOT-OST-2014-0067) requiring them to…
Miner introduces high-performance side bearing
Miner Enterprises has introduced its newest railcar component, a long travel CCSB (constant-contact side bearing) with a wide range of applications. The bolt-on bearing, designated TCC-45 LTLP-C, features a low…
The importance of little accidents
You know the kind I mean: the ones where nobody gets hurt, nothing blows up, and nobody shows up, except you.
EIA reports rise in oil shipments from Rocky Mountain states
Based on data from the Surface Transportation Board (STB) and Petroleum Supply Monthly, the U.S. Energy Information Administration has reported that rail and pipeline shipments of crude oil from the…
CSX spotlights 2014 social responsibility initiatives
CSX Corporation (CSX) launched on July 13, 2015 its fifth annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, Moving Forward, highlighting the company’s progress in 2014 toward goals related to business performance, employee…
CP, City of Vancouver discuss operating plan for Arbutus corridor
Canadian Pacific (CP) met with officials from the City of Vancouver on July 10, 2015 to discuss CP’s operating plan for the Arbutus corridor rail line.
Survey says: Complex hazmat transport regs would even “challenge Einstein”
Is complying with the multitude of regulations for the transport of hazardous materials—also known as dangerous goods (DG)—truly a challenge? According to 136 shipping executives surveyed online in April 2015…
Two CSX trains derail in Tennessee five days apart
Just five days after a CSX train car carrying acrylonitrile derailed in Maryville, Tenn. and caught on fire, four CSX train cars carrying mixed freight derailed and flipped over in…
Wayside monitoring: show me the data
Performance monitoring devices provide railroads a targeted, educated approach to maintenance or safety issues.
Metra honors winners of safety contest
Winners of the 2015 edition of Metra’s Safety Poster and Essay Contest were honored June 17, 2015 at the June meeting of the Metra Board of Directors.
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