This happened this morning about an hour west of my home. The cars were carrying ethanol and supposedly some were carrying corn syrup.
What a mess. It would be nice if they could lower the rate of these types of accidents.
Sure seems like there has been a rash of high-profile derailments lately.
This is not train derailment related, but I just read this Minnesota news story a couple weeks ago. It happened back in November of 2022, but just made public on March 16 2023.
Actually, it’s been aired frequently on the Local News. Just yesterday it was announced that the ground water test results are showing there has been no discovered encroachment to the Mississippi River, and no affect yet found on local ground/drinking waters.
What you probably read recently was that a second leak was discovered… Radioactive Water Leaks At Minnesota Nuclear Plant For 2nd Time
Sure put a lot of stills out of operation.
workers used to have two to three minutes to inspect each railcar, and each railcar can be up to 100 feet long. They’re inspecting…
GORDON: …More than 100 points on the train to make sure that it’s safe to run. And now they have fewer than 90 seconds.
Funny, he never mentioned the impact on human life or community. Only the headache and cost for the railroad company.
That the rail industry voluntarily would implement these costly safety systems may be surprising. But, as Zarembski told FreightWaves, the industry has economic reasons to avoid derailments.
“I promise you the railroads don’t like derailments,” Zarembski said. “They’re not good for business. They shut down the track. They can’t run trains when they have a derailment. It’s a big mess.”