[Editor: This derailment of tank cars carrying Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) could have resulted in extreme hazardous consequences. See my analysis here. – RS]
Freight train derails near Shell refinery in Martinez
By: Leigh Martinez, MAY 01 2018 05:22AM PDT, VIDEO POSTED: MAY 01 2018 05:13AM PDT, UPDATED: MAY 01 2018 06:55AM PDT
[Editor: apologies for the advertisement at start of this video… – RS]
MARTINEZ, Calif. – A freight train derailed in Martinez early Tuesday causing two tankers to lean off the tracks. It is believed the train was backing into the Shell refinery when it went off the tracks at Shell and Marina Vista avenues.
Two cars have their wheels off the tracks and were leaning into other rail lines.
This was not a hazmat situation because there is no sign of leakage and no injuries were reported.
The rail line runs next to Amtrak and Union Pacific lines. There was no immediate word if those commuter trains are affected.