Repost from The Missoulian Loaded crude cars derail in MRL Missoula yard By Kim Briggeman, Sep 15, 2017 One tanker carrying crude oil was badly listing and three others were off the track Friday after a morning derailment on the west end of Montana Rail Link’s Missoula yard. “So far it doesn’t appear anything leaked, … Continue reading Loaded crude cars derail in Missoula rail yard
Repost from The Missoulian [Editor: Significant quote: “the cars were rigged with double shelf couplers designed to prevent individual cars from detaching and potentially causing punctures. ‘This safety feature of the tank cars worked properly, resulting in all 30 cars rolling on their side(s), as designed,’ Lewis said in a written statement.” Here is more about … Continue reading Collision and derailment in Missoula rail yard – ‘double shelf couplers’ helpful?
Vallejo Times-Herald, by Paul Rogers, September 25, 2020 Heavy smoke from wildfires that choked much of California in recent weeks was more than an annoyance. It was deadly. And it almost certainly killed more people than the flames from the massive fires themselves, health experts say. Between Aug. 1 and Sept. 10, the historically bad … Continue reading Smoke from California fires may have killed more than 1,000 people
10 dead, 38 wounded in 6 separate mass shootings, all on just this one day across the U.S. By Roger Straw, August 31, 2019 The big one today was in the oil-rich Permian Basin of west Texas. We learned that yet another young white guy massacred 5 innocents, wounded 21 others, and got himself killed … Continue reading Not just in Odessa TX – 6 mass shootings today!