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BNSF Wreck and Fire/Explosion, North Dakota
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ClydeDET
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BNSF Wreck and Fire/Explosion, North Dakota
 
« on: Jan 1st, 2014, 10:18pm »
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Suppose all are aware by now that we have had our own oil train wreck. At least it wasn't in a town with many folks killed. Appears a west-bound train of soybeans (around 110 cars) derailed and fouled the east-bound track, and a train of tankers loaded with crude hit it. Lead engines obviously involved and destroyed in fire that broke out.  
 
Tankers are apparently NOT the latest versions.


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Watched the 1/1/14 press briefing. Derailment apparently at a switch. Found a broken axle that may or may not have then the cause. May be something that happened as a result.  No firm time-line between derailment and collision, but they are saying apparently less than a minute - more likely seconds. Grain train moving around 28 mph, oil train around 42 mph. Sure enough doesn't look like the oil train's crew could do anything but drive into the mess, no warning or time to do anything.

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