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Hundreds Evacuated in Georgia after Norfolk Southern Train Derailment

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(Bartow, Georgia – January 6, 2019) A seven-mile evacuation circle was ordered last Sunday after a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed 38 cars. Several of the cars were loaded with hazardous materials and some of which were compromised and spilled. The derailment occurred about 8:00 PM, EST, Sunday night near the Jefferson County, GA… Finish Reading Hundreds Evacuated in Georgia after Norfolk Southern Train Derailment

Two Norfolk Southern Train Collide Causing Evacuations in Kentucky Town

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(Scott County, Kentucky – March 18, 2018) Four Norfolk Southern Railroad employees were injured and dozens of residents of a rural Scott County, KY community near Lexington were evacuated from their homes to Lemons Mill Elementary School late Sunday night about 11:15 P.M. after a northbound NS freight train ran through a track switch… Finish Reading Two Norfolk Southern Train Collide Causing Evacuations in Kentucky Town

CSX Train Collision Proves Need for Positive Train Control

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(Marion County, Florida €“ November 16, 2016) Two employees were injured early Wednesday morning at about 4:15 A.M., EST when two CSX railroad freight trains collided, resulting in a diesel fuel spill of about 7,400 gallons as well as other fluids, and the total derailment of two locomotives and 32 freight cars carrying coal… Finish Reading CSX Train Collision Proves Need for Positive Train Control

CSX Derailment Results in the Evacuation of Thousands of Tennessee Residents

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(Maryville, Tennessee – July 1, 2015)

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Texas Tank Truck Driver and Young Son Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

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(Sebastian, Texas — June 11, 2015)

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Massive New Mexico Train Collision Kills One and Injured Another

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(Midway, New Mexico – April 28, 2015)

A collision of two trains using BNSF locomotives but being operated by the Class II short line Southwestern Railroad Co. occurred early Tuesday morning, at about 6:00 A.M., MDT, on single track, but near a passing side track, and parallel to New Mexico State Highway 2 in the Midway, NM area about 10 miles southeast of Roswell, NM.

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Fuel Tanker Hit and Explodes after Being Struck by Union Pacific Train at Dangerous, Unguarded Arizona Crossing

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(Dateland, Arizona – April 6, 2015)

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CSX Oil Train Derails Resulting in Explosions and Evacuations

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(Charleston, West Virginia – February 16, 2015) A derailment of at least 13 cars of a 109-car CSX train carrying crude oil from the North Dakota Bakken oil fields through West Virginia produced numerous explosions, fires that burned personal residences, endangered public water supplies and caused the evacuation of all residents in two small… Finish Reading CSX Oil Train Derails Resulting in Explosions and Evacuations

Two Railroad Trains Collide in Wisconsin, Creating Haz Mat Spill and Evacuations

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(Slinger, Wisconsin – July 20, 2014) The freight trains of two railroads, a southbound Canadian National train traveling from Fon du Lac, WI with three locomotives and 98 cars destined for Champaign, IL, and a Wisconsin & Southern train of standing cars collided at a junction point between the two railroads in the small… Finish Reading Two Railroad Trains Collide in Wisconsin, Creating Haz Mat Spill and Evacuations

Truck Demolished at Dangerous, Unguarded Canadian National Crossing

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(Star, Mississippi – April 9, 2014) A Canadian National freight train bound for Jackson, MS struck and demolished an 18-wheeler tanker loaded with carbon dioxide last Wednesday evening at about 7:00 P.M. at the dangerous and unguarded crossing of Andrew Jackson Circle, near Dixie Road. Police officers say another similar accident occurred about four… Finish Reading Truck Demolished at Dangerous, Unguarded Canadian National Crossing