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Oil Train Wrecks Spur Railroad Safety Measures

Postby hotbike » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:41 am

Found this article today, in my email inbox:

http://www.pddnet.com/news/2014/02/oil- ... cation=top

Quote:

"….The deal signed Friday calls for oil trains to be slowed from a maximum of 50 to 40 miles per hour through major cities, more frequent track inspections and…"
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Re: Oil Train Wrecks Spur Railroad Safety Measures

Postby Backshophoss » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:08 pm

This has been tied to another AP-wire article about BNSF buying up to 5,000 new tank cars
to replace some of the DOT-111 standard cars in crude service.
These cars will have thicker head shields,tank built out of thicker metal, better protected valves,inlets, and outlets,
with a pressure relief valve as well.
Wall Street Journal,section B pgB6
Fair use Quote(per regs)"BNSF Railway Boosts Safety Efforts
Railroad Plans to Buy 5,000 "Next Generation" Tank Cars for Shipments.
Some energy companies are responding to safety pressure.
On Monday,Canada's Iriving Oil Corp said it would phase out older DOT-111 cars from
it's own fleet by April."
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