Richmond Standard h/t Benicia Independent Dec. 3, 2014
Richmond Standard reader Koa Phan sent us the above photo of a derailed train off Richmond Parkway, an incident that hasn’t been publicly reported.
The reader said the derailment occurred where Pennsylvania Avenue ends near Peres Elementary School.
After calling various agencies, we learned from a BNSF Railway official on Tuesday that the train had derailed on Friday. The official declined to comment further, saying we needed to talk to his general manager who wasn’t immediately available. We’ll try him again.
Richmond police learned about the derailment on Sunday, after BNSF called to report that people had apparently entered the train car without authorization, spokesperson Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said.
RPD did not respond to that call for service, however, as the railway property is not in its jurisdiction, Abetkov said.
“[BNSF] handled it on their own,” she said......
....Phan said it was lucky the derailed train wasn’t flammable. “It could have been a bad situation,” he said..... read more here
Burlington Northern Santa Fe car carrying pork derails in Richmond, raising concerns about more hazardous materialsBy Robert Rogers, December 3, 2014 The Contra Costa Times
-and-crude oil have spilled into muskeg in the province’s north.
An incident report by the regulator states that a mechanical failure was reported Thursday at a Canadian Natural Resources Limited pipeline approximately 27 kilometres north of Red Earth Creek....
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