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Oil Train Firefighters Reuniting

| July 4, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Some of the Maine firefighters who helped their Canadian counterparts battle a deadly fire in Quebec are returning for the anniversary. About 30 Maine firefighters responded to the call for help when a runaway oil train derailed and caused explosions in the town of 10,000. The blaze killed 47 people and […]

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Lac-Megantic Train Carrying Oil More Volatile Than Advertised.

| March 6, 2014

OTTAWA – The Transportation Safety Board says formal lab tests confirm the train that crashed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Que., last summer was carrying oil that was more volatile than advertised. The board says it was actually as flammable as gasoline. The board took oil samples from nine tank cars that were intact after the […]

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Logging Truck Hit by Train.

| October 14, 2013

A logging truck was hit by a train today in Nashville Plantation at the intersection of Little Machias Road and the Pinkham Road. According to reports at the scene, the train missed the cab of the truck but ended up hitting the trailer with the logs on it. No injuries were reported. According to NewsSource […]

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Tracking The Need for More Railway Safety in Northern Maine

| May 29, 2013

Maine Northern Railway is using a tranquil ride by train to promote community awareness on a serious issue…railway safety. Shawn Cunningham TRACKS the story behind Operation Lifesaver.

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