KSmitty wrote:A report I read said local FD was proceeding with caution as it was believed the car that blew was pressurized and that there may be more pressurized cars. This would make me think it was LP and not crude., but the huge cut of tanks, mixed with the reported oil on the river would imply it was infact crude. Maybe it was a mix?
There's a good chance it was a 1 man crew. Aren't most of their road jobs St Luc-Brownville 1 man crews? Reports read elsewhere suggest it had an RCO caboose tucked in on the headend.
Agreed: the multiple reports of pressurized cars, along with the dramatic explosions, made me wonder if it was something other than crude... but it does seem completely possible that we're actually looking at multiple types of fuel being hauled in the same train.
I thought I read somewhere that MMA was using traditional two-man crews whenever they were hauling hazmat, but I can't remember where I saw that. If this was indeed a one-man crew, I'm 99% certain that we'll be hearing a lot
more about that in the days and weeks to come...