Two more derailments: coal near Denver, potash near Edmonton

Latest derailments – March 22, 2015

1.  Train carrying potash derails in Alberta

Trevor Robb, QMI Agency, March 22, 2015 8:41:21 EDT PM

Container cars balance precariously on top of each other, as red potash spills out into the snow at a train derailment on Highway 13 East, just outside of Wetaskiwin, Alta., which occurred shortly after 9:15 a.m. March 22, 2015. No one was injured in the incident and there are no environmental concerns. SARAH O. SWENSON/WETASKIWIN TIMES/QMI AGENCY

EDMONTON — The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) says 20 cars carrying potash derailed just north of Wetaskiwin, Alta., around 9:09 a.m. Sunday near Highway 13.

Pictures from the scene show piles of potash, which is mostly used in fertilizers, spilling onto the ground.

No one was injured…  [MORE]

2.  Near Denver: 27 coal cars jump tracks in train derailment; no injuries

Raquel Villanueva, KUSA 5:49 p.m. MDT March 22, 2015
At least 27 freight cars derailed and lost their cargo in Hudson on Sunday.
At least 27 freight cars derailed and lost their cargo in Hudson on Sunday. (Photo by 7NEWS, via Heidi Schreiner Gotto)

HUDSON, Colo. (AP) — A train jumped its tracks early Sunday, dumping tons of coal from more than two dozen cars near the northern Colorado town of Hudson.

No injuries were reported, but there was significant damage to the tracks, which have been shut down for repairs and cleanup…. [MORE]

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