2013

New Video Released in Casselton Train Derailment of 2013

An NTSB investigation puts the blame on a broken axle.

CASSELTON, N.D. — We now know the cause of the 2013 Casselton train derailment and explosion. An NTSB investigation puts the blame on a broken axle. “I just seen a bunch of stuff fly off the switch heater,” said the radio operator in the newly released video of the 2013 train derailment. It’s the crash and explosion that left it’s…

“Like a Mushroom Cloud” Casselton Reflects On Derailment of 2013

CASSELTON, N.D.

Three years ago, an oil train derailed and exploded about a half mile away from Casselton. In a time where many are concerned about the safe transport of crude oil, the people in town are reflecting¬†on what happened. “It was like a mushroom cloud,” said Greg Kempel of Casselton, describing the explosion. It was just another day at work for…