Repost from Sightline
[Editor: An excellent summary that promises to be kept current. This will replace the now outdated Bomb Trains facebook page. Bookmark it! (I hope someone will offer to edit this adding a few salient facts about each derailment/explosion.) – RS]
Oil Train Explosions: A Timeline in Pictures
Ten explosions in two years, and no end in sight.By Eric de Place and Keiko Budech, May 6, 2015 10:51 am
At 7:15 this morning, yet another crude oil train erupted into an inferno, this time near a small town in central North Dakota. As these wildly dangerous trains continue to explode—at least 10 in the last two years—it’s become challenging to keep track of them all. So, for the record, we’ve assembled here a pictorial timeline of North America’s bomb trains.
Last week, the Obama administration adopted new regulations that will phase out many of the most hazardous tank cars over the next five to six years. The regulations also substantially reduce public oversight of train movements and industry behavior.
We will update this post as new explosions occur.