Crude oil train derails in Albany

WTEN | May 22, 2014 | Staff Report

ALBANY, N.Y. - A crude oil train hit a small crew shack and derailed at the Kenwood Railyard Tuesday.

A Canadian Pacific Railroad tank car carrying crude oil was pushed through a bumping block Tuesday and hit a small crew shack. One of the tank car’s wheels came off the track, but the car remained upright.

There was no leakage of oil and there were no reported injuries. As required by state regulations, Canadian Pacific made notification to the New York State Department of Transportation within one hour of the accident.

NYSDOT said the derailed car was part of a 40-car train plus one locomotive that was being maneuvered at low speeds.

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commented 2014-05-27 11:31:13 -0400 · Flag
Close call. I’m thinking PAUSE needs to ask the Common Council and the County legislators to be more vocal, i.e. pass a resolution calling for a moratorium on the oil shipments. All elected bodies and leaders are saying this is not my jurisdiction but it’s getting to the point where that just doesn’t hold water and they need to speak out anyway.
commented 2014-05-27 01:52:40 -0400 · Flag
…it’s just a matter of time. When will our elected officials figure this out?
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