ASTRO BOB Bundle up! Geminid meteor shower peaks this Friday night
This past week we touched on the resurgence of the Andromedid meteor shower and learned that Comet ISON may even gift us with dusty sprinkles next month. These one-off meteor blasts are certainly wo... Posted on 12/11/13 at 12:48 PM
BEST FRIENDS ND Family Fun Day!
Not sure about what to do after the parade on Saturday? Bring your family down to Jaycee Park to celebrate Independence Day with the 16th annual Family Fun Day to benefit the Best Friends Mentoring Pr... Posted on 6/24/13 at 1:49 PM
THE NEW FORTY The train always wins...
A couple of weeks ago I saw a young man in his vehicle hurry to beat the train that crosses 18th Street North at 12th Avenue North. The train wasn't moving too quickly, but it still was plenty dangero... Posted on 5/14/13 at 8:51 PM
North Dakota’s top oil regulator said railcars could move up to 90 percent of the oil produced in the state next year as differences in crude prices make rail more lucrative for operators than shipping by pipeline.
The two crew members injured in Thursday’s derailment of a Canadian National Railway train in Two Harbors remain hospitalized, according to Patrick Waldron, government and public affairs manager for CN in the U.S.
A Canadian National Railway train filled with iron ore pellets from the Iron Range derailed in Two Harbors early Thursday afternoon and two injuries were reported, Lake County Sheriff Carey Johnson said.
The driver of a New York commuter train that derailed on Sunday, killing four people, told investigators he was "in a daze" shortly before the crash, sources said, and officials lamented his train lacked technology that could have prevented the accident.
Chris Francescani , Mark Hosenball and Curtis Skinner
, December 03, 2013
A Canadian National Railway Co train carrying lumber and sulfur dioxide derailed in the Western Canadian province of Alberta on Sunday, but there were no injuries or spills of dangerous goods, a spokesman for the railway said.
The driver of a loaded log truck that collided Friday with a sightseeing train carrying 63 passengers and four crewmembers on a scenic leaf-peeping circuit in West Virginia's mountains was the lone fatality in an accident that injured 23 others, authorities said.
A runaway train that blew up in a Quebec town, killing 47 people, was hauling a more flammable, gasoline-like fuel than the crude oil it was supposed to be carrying, raising questions about how accurately dangerous goods are identified on North American railroads, Canadian investigators said on Wednesday.
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