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PASCO, WA – According to news reports, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad carrying about 25,000 gallons chemicals, derailed on Sunday, May 15, at around 5:00 p.m. near Pasco, Washington.

BNSF Spokesman Gus Melonas told the media that several freight cars derailed while moving less than 5 mph during a switching operation. Seven cars derailed from the tracks, causing nearly 12,500 gallons of hydrochloric acid onto the ground by 9:30 p.m. No injuries were reported at the time of the incident. ... Read More

ROCK CREEK, MT – On Tuesday afternoon at around 2 p.m. seventeen BNSF railroad cars derailed off of the western portion of Montana’s Hi-Line on Tuesday afternoon, just south of the Flathead Tunnel.

The train, which was headed from Moore, Montana to Kalama, Washington, was carrying over 100 cars of wheat when it derailed in Rock Creek, around 2 pm. Rock Creek is about 52 west of White Fish, MT. ... 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

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