Tag: rail cars

New safer tanker rail cars waiting to be used but cost three times the standard

New safer tanker rail cars waiting to be used but cost three times the standard

March 16, 2017 |

In Illinois, thousands of unused tanker rail cars that are up to the standards required to transport ethanol by 2023 are going unused because they are three times more expensive than the current industry standard that has been criticized for not providing sufficiently safe transport, especially through populated areas. Following last week’s accident in Iowa […]

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Three ethanol rail cars remain in rural Iowa creek following fiery derailment

Three ethanol rail cars remain in rural Iowa creek following fiery derailment

March 13, 2017 |

In Iowa, following a train derailment in the northwestern part of the state where 20 cars carrying ethanol came off of the tracks early Friday morning, five of the cars carrying ethanol fell into a creek early Friday morning. Three of those cars remained in the creek three days later due to a snowstorm that […]

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