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Archive for December, 2012

SOUTH ST. LOUIS, MO — The media reported that 12 train cars derailed on Thursday night, Dec 20, in South St. Louis Missouri. Reports said that the cars were hauling taconite, which are iron ore pellets used in a variety of metals. The cargo was reportedly non hazardous and none of it was spilled.

Twelve rail cars derailed in St. Louis, MO on December 20, 2012. The cars were reported to have been carrying taconite, considered to be a low grade iron ore.

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CASS COUNTY, IN. — State Road 25 in Cass County Indiana was shut down after a Norfolk Southern train derailed and hit a semi truck this morning.

A Norfolk Southern train derailed on December 17, 2012 after a crash with a semi truck in Cass County, IN just outside Logansport. Photo credit: Cass County Sheriff’s Department

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SANGER, TX — reports that the last two cars of a BNSF freight train derailed on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 13, near Krum Jackson Cemetery in Texas.

At least two cars of a southbound BNSF train derailed in Sanger, TX on December 13, 2012 where a single track splits off into two lines. Part of the train went on one line and the last two cars went on the other. Photo credit: David Minton/DRC

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ST. CHARLES, Va. — A tragic accident took place on Sunday, Dec. 9, in St. Charles, Virginia when a CSX rail car carrying coal derailed resulting in the death of a Kentucky man and causing serious injuries to his passenger, also from Kentucky.

One man was killed and another seriously injured after a CSX train derailment in St. Charles, VA on December 9, 2012. Photo credit Matthew Siddons /

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MIDLAND, Texas – - A preliminary report has been released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)  Weds., Dec. 6, that gives several details on the facts leading up to the fatal crash that that killed four veterans during a parade on Nov 15th.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

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NORFOLK, Va. — An injured railroad worker, who claimed that Norfolk Southern Railroad retaliated against him after he reported being injured on the job in Savannah, Ga., has been awarded more than $288,000 in an OSHA order against Norfolk Southern Corp.

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