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TULSA, Okla. – A preliminary federal report released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Monday, July 9, said the two freight trains that collided in the Oklahoma Panhandle on June 24 were not speeding.

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TULSA, Okla. — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has speculated that human error may be the cause of the June 24 fiery head-on collision of two Union Pacific trains that occurred just east of Goodwell, Oklahoma.

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GOODWELL, Okla. — Two engineers and a conductor are missing after two Union Pacific freight trains collided on Sunday, June 24 in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper, Betsy Randolph, said that law officials were searching areas near the track hoping that the missing workers may have jumped off the train.

Three Union Pacific railroad workers went missing after a fiery head-on train crash just outside Goodwell, OK on June 24, 2012.

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ENID, OK – On Tuesday, April 5, 2011 a BNSF freight train derailed in Enid, OK, toppling rail cars and spilling their contents.

Location of BNSF train derailment in the Enid, Oklahoma rail yard on April 5, 2011.

Enid is located in Garfield County, Oklahoma in the northern part of the state about 86 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. ... Read More

PERRY, OK – At least three families were forced to leave their homes following the derailment of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train in Perry, OK on Thursday, January 13, 2011.

Derailed freight cars just west of the 7th Street railroad crossing in Perry, OK on Thursday, January 13, 2011. Photo credit:

Perry is in Noble County, Oklahoma in the northern part of the state about 79 miles northwest of Tulsa. ... Read More

PERRY, OK — A BNSF train carrying fertilizer derailed Thursday evening on January 13 at about 10:15 p.m. Only one of 4 derailed cars carrying the fertilizer was discovered to be leaking the hazardous material. The incident was reported by a police dispatcher.

Photo by Perry fire chief Wayne Emmons

The train was traveling about 20 mph along U.S. 77, also 7 Street at Birch Street in the middle of the city, at approximately 10:15 p.m when the train accident occurred, Perry police communication supervisor Richard Williams reported. ... Read More

CANEY, OK – An Atoka County worker was killed when his semi truck crashed into an oncoming train at a railroad crossing in Caney, OK on Thursday, October 21, 2010.

Demolished semi truck after collision with train in Caney, OK on Thursday, October 21, 2010.

Caney is in Atoka County, Oklahoma in the southern part of the state about 142 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. ... Read More

ENID, OK — A train belonging to Farm Rail Company derailed on the BNSF railway closing three intersections this morning in Enid, OK. The incident occurred at about 10:20 a.m.involving three cars that derailed along Johnson Avenue, closing the crossings at Broadway, Elm and Randolph avenues.

The rail cars were cleared from BNSF Railway tracks and three crossings were reopened about 2:40 p.m. today, police Lt. Eric Holtzclaw said. ... Read More

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