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TSB points finger at wheel climb at switch point for 2013 Alberta derailment In its investigation report, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that a Canadian Pacific train derailed when a wheel flange struck and climbed a switch point and then fell between the switch point and the rail.

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In its investigation report, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that a Canadian Pacific train derailed when a wheel flange struck and climbed a switch point and then fell between the switch point...
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CSX Corporation had a lot of good news for investors during this mornings Quarter 4 2014 earnings conference call including record fourth-quarter 2014 net earnings. The railroad also unveiled that it will target a $2.5-billion...
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says rail tank cars that carry crude oil, ethanol and other hazardous materials across the country must do it more safely, which is why it is one of four...
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Kansas City Southern says it has begun training on Positive Train Control (PTC) track and wayside data management at the TEaM Training Center in Shreveport, La. Approximately 160 people were trained last week and another...
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Chief of Staff Sarah Feinberg will serve as acting administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), succeeding Joseph Szabo who was appointed and confirmed as the agency's twelfth Administrator...

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Construction has been completed on a new passing siding and bridge on the North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) corridor near the Lenoir-Wayne County line.   NCRR said these improvements will increase rail capacity and improve safety on...
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Safety improvements at grade crossings along crude-by-rail corridors are the focus of a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) study that identifies locations where improvements will make the transport of oil safer for residents, workers and...
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a Safety Alert that focuses on the visibility of railroad signals.   According to NTSB, light-emitting diode (LED) railroad signals may mask nearby incandescent signals, preventing incandescent signals from being...
Washington state regulators approved funding for safety upgrades at 59 railroad crossings in Spokane, Whitman, Grant, Adams and King counties.   The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) approved a Grade Crossing Protective Fund (GCPF) grant at...
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BNSF, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), the city of Willmar, Kandiyohi County and the Kandiyohi/Willmar Economic Development Commission have entered into a revised Memorandum of Understanding allowing the partners to apply for federal funds...