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July 24, 2014 at 5:44 AM

Oil train derails in Interbay in Seattle, no spills

A train carrying nearly 100 cars of crude oil went off the track beneath the Magnolia Bridge in Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood early this morning. Nothing leaked when five of the train’s 102 cars went off the track about 2 a.m., said BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas. The derailment posed no public threat, he said. The train, going slower than 5 mph, was…

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July 5, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Crews to try to remove Boeing 737 fuselages from Montana river

The Associated Press MISSOULA, Mont. — Crews on Sunday will attempt to remove three Boeing 737 fuselages that tumbled down a steep bank and into the Clark Fork River in western Montana after a train derailed. Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost said Saturday it’s unclear how much of challenge is involved because it’s the first…

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April 28, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Seattle-bound Amtrak train partially derails in Montana

The Associated Press BAINVILLE, Mont. — Amtrak says a train carrying 117 passengers has partially derailed in northeastern Montana, causing minor injuries to one passenger. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says three cars on the 13-car Empire Builder slipped off the tracks at a switch Monday afternoon near Bainville. The passenger train was headed west from Chicago to Portland…

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