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Man vs. Machine: Aurora Rail Edition
Aurora, Ill., voted no on one of the more contentious railroad issues of our automated times:Â Should freight trains be allowed to operate with one-person crews, with technology taking the…
Survey says: Complex hazmat transport regs would even â€śchallenge Einsteinâ€ť
Is complying with the multitude of regulations for the transport of hazardous materialsâ€”also known as dangerous goods (DG)â€”truly a challenge? According to 136 shipping executives surveyed online in April 2015…
No injuries reported in Saskatchewan derailment
Canadian officials reported no injuries Wednesday morning, Oct. 8, 2014, in the aftermath of a CN train derailment occurring Tuesday near Wadena, Saskatchewan that generated smoke and some fears of…
DOT crude oil NPRM: Will cooler heads prevail?
A recent call-in forum on crude by rail conducted by Cowen and Company Managing Director and Railway Age Contributing Editor Jason H. Seidl â€śhelped affirm our view that the final version…
PHMSA to DOT-111 defender: Justify Bakken testing
The Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulator has quickly challenged the refinery lobby's contention that Bakken crude falls comfortably within existing "Class 3 Flammable Liquid" and should continue to be…
UP recognizes 63 hazmat shippers for safety
Union Pacific has named 63 companies as annual Pinnacle Award recipients for chemical transportation safety. The award recognizes UP customers that implemented successful prevention and corrective plans and achieved a…
Train plunges off rail bridge in New Jersey
A bridge accident in Paulsboro, N.J., early Friday morning caused at least three cars of an 84-car Conrail Shared Assets train to fall into Mantua Creek. At least one car…
AAR approval advances Kelso hazmat valve
Vancouver, British Columbia-based Kelso Technologies Inc. announced Wednesday that it has received certification from the Association of American Railroads for its new heavy-duty external pressure relief valve (EPRV) following successful tests in…
NS recognizes 45 chemical customers for safety
Forty-five Norfolk Southern chemical customers have earned the railroadâ€™s Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award for their safe handling of chemical products in 2011.
UP cites safest hazmat shippers
Union Pacific has named 74 companies as annual Pinnacle Award recipients for chemical transportation safety.
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