derailment

Three Dead in Amtrak Derailment in Montana

Empire Builder was heading to Seattle from Chicago

JOPLIN, MT. (AP) — A team of investigators from the NTSB are at the site of an Amtrak derailment in north-central Montana that killed three people and left seven hospitalized. The westbound Empire Builder was heading to Seattle from Chicago, with two locomotives and 10 cars, when it left the tracks about 4 p.m. Saturday near Joplin. That is a…

BNSF coal train derails near Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. – Around 15 cars of a BNSF coal train derailed south of Bismarck. Bismarck Police, the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department and Bismarck Fire Department were called out around 3:15 p.m. Sunday for the derailment near Hemlock Street. There were no reports of injuries. BNSF spokeswoman Amy Casas says railroad crews were at the scene Sunday evening and an…

Train Derailment Outside Carrington

CARRINGTON, ND (NewsDakota/KFGO)- US Highway 52 was closed temporarily in Carrington following a train derailment Sunday morning. The derailment happened around 7:15 near the highway underpass north of Carrington. The final 20 cars of the 100 units carrying grain came off the tracks. There are no injuries reported, crews are inspecting the bridge and area for any damage. Canadian Pacific…

Train Derails Near Ulen

BNSF is aware of the incident.

ULEN, Minn.–A train derailed South of Ulen along Highway 32 early Monday morning. There were 114-grain cars on the train. The wheels on a few of the cars came off the rails causing the grain they were carrying to spill. BNSF crews reported to the scene to get the cars back on the track and clean-up the grain that spilled….

Coal Train Derails Near Fisher, Minnesota

A total of 14 cars of the BNSF train derailed

POLK COUNTY, MN — Crews are cleaning up a coal train derailment east of Fisher, Minnesota. The derailment was reported to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office around 2:30 this morning. A total of 14 cars of the BNSF train derailed. The cars were carrying coal. No one was hurt. A portion of County 61 in the area is closed while…

NTSB Releases Details Behind 2015 BNSF Derailment in Heimdal

At least 30 people living in Heimdal were forced from their homes after the six-car derailment in May of 2015

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption HEIMDAL, N.D. — The NTSB has released what they think caused a 2015 train derailment that caused the evacuation of a small North Dakota town. Investigators say they found evidence of a broken wheel and…

Train Derailment Safety Program Facing Elimination

Its annual budget of about $300,000 is funded by a tax that railroads pay on diesel

  NORTH DAKOTA — A safety program aimed at lowering the risk of disastrous train derailments involving the state’s crude oil could be eliminated. Republican legislative leaders say the pilot program duplicates federal and industry inspections programs. Its annual budget of about $300,000 is funded by a tax that railroads pay on diesel. State inspectors have found nearly 2,700 “defects,”…

KVRR 2016 Year in Review: Part I

In Part I of our 2016 Year in Review, we take a look back at the top headlines in January, February and March

As 2016 comes to a close this week, we take a look back at some of the stories that made headlines at the beginning of this year. Here’s KVRR’s Nick Broadway. 2016.  A year filled with headliners and hopefuls, triumph and tragedy.  Here’s a look back at the top headlines from 2016. Top Headlines of January MINNESOTA STATE PATROL RELEASES PICTURES…

“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…