Archive for July 8, 2019

CN train derailed on Canada’s side of international tunnel, TSB says

(Source: Progressive Railroading 7/8/2019) The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will conduct the accident investigation into the June 28 CN train derailment that occurred in the St. Clair Tunnel between Sarnia, Ontario, and Port Huron, Michigan, the agency announced last week. Following initial assessments by the TSB and U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, it was determined that the…

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DeFazio: GAO finds lack of safety data on longer trains

(Source: Progressive Railroading 7/08/2019) A Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on train lengths showed that while the average train length has increased by 25 percent, there is little to no data being collected to measure the impact of longer trains on communities, U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) announced last week. DeFazio, who chairs the House Transportation and…

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