Trains http://wesa.fm en TRANSFLO Agrees to Evaluate the Need for Risk Management Plan http://wesa.fm/post/transflo-agrees-evaluate-need-risk-management-plan <p>Incidents of derailments in 2014 have prompted questions about safety standards for trains transporting chemicals.</p><p>But how safe is the transferring of these chemicals from the trains to other vehicles?</p><p>TRANSFLO Terminal Services, Inc. transfers bulk commodities – often high-risk chemicals – between railcars and trucks. But the company does not have a risk management plan in case of an emergency.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:08:56 +0000 Jessica Nath 33091 at http://wesa.fm What You Should Know About Crude Oil On Trains Coming Through PA http://wesa.fm/post/what-you-should-know-about-crude-oil-trains-coming-through-pa <p>More trains carrying crude oil to East Coast refineries mean a greater risk of accidents. Derailments in Pennsylvania and throughout the country are a signal to some that an accident could be disastrous.<br /><br />Why is more crude oil moving through Pennsylvania?<br /> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:40:35 +0000 Natasha Khan | PublicSource 32542 at http://wesa.fm What You Should Know About Crude Oil On Trains Coming Through PA Casey Pushes for Bill to Improve Rail Safety, Prevent Derailments http://wesa.fm/post/casey-pushes-bill-improve-rail-safety-prevent-derailments <p>In the wake of several train derailments in Pennsylvania this year, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is pushing for the passage of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill, which he said would improve rail safety.</p><p>“The bill would provide funding for twenty new rail and hazardous materials inspectors,” said Casey, “and in addition to that the bill would allow the retention of 45 rail safety positions that were created just this year.”</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:44:13 +0000 Deanna Garcia 30814 at http://wesa.fm Hanger Calls on Corbett to Beef Up Regulation of Trains Carrying Bakken Crude Oil http://wesa.fm/post/hanger-calls-corbett-beef-regulation-trains-carrying-bakken-crude-oil <p>In the early hours of Monday morning, a train traveling from Chicago derailed over the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.</p><p>Six of the seven derailed cars carried crude oil from the Bakken formation in North Dakota, a substance that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said is <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-02/bakken-crude-more-dangerous-to-ship-than-other-oil-u-s-.html">more dangerous</a> than other types of crude oil.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:31:15 +0000 Liz Reid 23130 at http://wesa.fm Historic Train Structure Will Be Re-Created In Lancaster County http://wesa.fm/post/historic-train-structure-will-be-re-created-lancaster-county <p>A state-owned railroad museum in Strasburg plans to build a $6.1 million roundhouse of the type used to service and repair locomotives during the glory days of American rail.</p><p>Director Charlie Fox of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania said the structure will provide shelter for the most significant pieces of the museum’s collection.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:22:24 +0000 Jared Adkins 8278 at http://wesa.fm Historic Train Structure Will Be Re-Created In Lancaster County