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Haz-Mat Teams Responds to Train that Derails in SoCal Desert, Leaking Alcohol

LUDLOW, Calif. (AP) — A freight train derailed in the Southern California desert on Wednesday, sending more than 40 rail cars crashing into the sand, authorities said. Nobody was hurt and there was no fire when the BNSF Railway train …

Railroads Push Against Oil Industry Demands for Storage in Rail Cars

NEW YORK — Railroads are clamping down on rising demand from oil companies to store crude in rail cars due to safety concerns, sources said, even as the number of places available to stockpile oil is rapidly dwindling. Oil demand …

Overflowing Oil Tanks Have Traders Eyeing Rail Cars for Storage

Oil companies are turning to rail cars to stash the crude they can’t sell, as the world runs out of places to store a growing glut of cheap barrels. North American producers, refiners and traders are now looking to store …

Chicago Hopes to Deter Crime With More Cameras

The Chicago Transit Authority is hoping to catch more crime on camera. The CTA has begun a seven-month project to install high-definition cameras on about 850 rail cars. The project is designed both to deter crime and help police investigate …