BNSF Railway Co News

Missouri Jury Awards $12.5M to Injured Railroad Worker

An eastern Missouri jury has awarded $12.5 million to a railroad worker who blamed his former company for a train accident that cost him his right leg below the knee. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Jefferson County jury …

N.Y. Gov. Orders Agencies to Review Emergency Response Plans for Oil Trains

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday ordered state agencies to review and update emergency response plans for rail shipments of crude oil that pass through the state in the wake of recent derailments out of North Dakota’s energy patch. …

Punctured Cars in North Dakota Train Crash Spilled 400K Gallons of Crude Oil

Eighteen of 20 tanker cars carrying oil that derailed in the fiery crash of two trains in North Dakota in late December were punctured, spilling more than 400,000 gallons of crude oil, safety regulators reported. In a preliminary report, the …

Crude Oil Train in North Dakota Catches Fire After Derailing

A BNSF Railway Co. train carrying oil caught fire after a collision with railcars in North Dakota, causing a series of explosions that prompted police to urge local residents to evacuate the area. There were no injuries to the train …