Union Pacific spokesperson apologizes for oil train derailment
Oil Train Derails Along The Columbia River
Union Pacific #5874 Oil Train Southbound
Union Pacific Oil Train
Cascadia Rambling June 3: Oil Train Fire I Told You So.
On June 3, 2016, a Union Pacific train with 96 tank cars carrying Bakken oil from New Town, North Dakota to U.S. Oil and Refining in Tacoma, Washington derailed in the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier, Oregon. 16 of the 96 cars derailed after the train's emergency brake system about 18 cars back from the engines engaged - several cars then caught fire. By 5pm large explosions were coming from the tankers. All of the tank cars were modern CPC-1232 design.
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