Tag: derailment

Union Pacific derailment comes close to striking large propane tank

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief for rtands.com Union Pacific has not set a timeline on when a line of track in Albany County, Wyo., will be reopened following a 57-car derailment over the weekend. The cars that left the track were carrying grain, and crews were busy cleaning the area and repairing the track on Sunday. No […]

Arizona train derailment and fire described as ‘a scene from hell’

By Ray Sanchez and Hira Humayun, for cnn.com One person was treated for smoke inhalation after a Union Pacific train derailed andcaught fire on a bridge over Tempe Town Lake in Arizona, officials said Wednesday.Plumes of black smoke could be seen rising into the sky beneath a trail of flames on video and images from the […]

Union Pacific investigating cause of explosive train derailment

Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) is investigating why a train carrying flammable liquid derailed and caught fire at UNP’s rail yard in Dupo, Illinois, on Sept. 10. Dupo is across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri. A preliminary review of the accident indicates that train handling might have played a role in the derailment, according […]

Several train cars derail in northwest Iowa

HULL, Iowa (KCRG) – Authorities in northwest Iowa released new video of a train derailment. The Sioux County Sheriff’s office posted video to their Facebook page yesterday. It shows the aftermath of a derailment Wednesday afternoon near Hull, southeast of Sioux Falls. Investigators say 25 of the 83 cars derailed. There are no reported injuries. […]

Crews detonate 11 train cars in ‘fireball’ as part of cleanup of derailed Union Pacific train

EUREKA, Juab County — In order to safely continue cleanup of the aftermath of a derailed Union Pacific train in Juab County, officials conducted a “controlled detonation” of 11 cars carrying explosive materials. “The decision was made to detonate,” Juab County Undersheriff Brent Pulver said Sunday evening. The explosion was set off about 9:30 p.m. […]

‘Alarming’ winds blow train off tracks over deep New Mexico ravine, cops say

Wild weather has battered communities across the United States this week, and New Mexico is no exception. State police shared pictures on Wednesday that revealed one jaw-dropping impact of intense winds lashing the state: The gusts contributed to a train derailment near Logan, which left 26 cars in a pile of wreckage at the bottom […]

Union Pacific crews still clearing wreckage from October train derailment in Cheyenne

CHEYENNE (AP) — Union Pacific Railroad Company officials have no definitive timeline for clearing the remaining wreckage from a 56-train-car derailment west of Cheyenne that claimed the lives of two railroad employees. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports the Oct. 4 crash is still under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, which says it could […]

A Union Pacific train derailed in Pittsburg County

PITTSBURG COUNTY, Okla. (KTUL) —  A Union Pacific train derailed in Pittsburg County Sunday morning, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. They say it happened between Kiowa and Savanna just off Highway 69 just after 6:30 a.m. OHP says the train had 16 rail cars and the rear-facing locomotive derailed. No injuries have been reported. […]

Two Union Pacific Workers killed after train from Pocatello crashes

Two Union Pacific Railroad workers were killed Thursday night when a train headed east from Pocatello to North Platte, Nebraska, collided with another train parked on the same track about 18 miles west of Cheyenne, Wyoming, officials said. Railroad officials identified the victims as Jason Martinez, a 12-year railroad worker, and Benjamin Brozovich, a railroad […]

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