Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Oil Tanker train derails and burns in WV.
Dramatic photos on Drudge. They mention that all the tank cars involved were brand new, built to tougher standards than the cars built up until 2010. They do not mention the state of the track. Nor do they mention how fast the train was going. There is plenty of track in this country so old and rotten as to be unsafe at any speed. Around here a lot of ties are so rotted out that you can pick the spikes out of the track by hand. And Amtrak was running passengers over that track. I wonder what shape the track was in WV.