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Union Pacific fired him rather than heed his warnings of dangerous rail conditions

Time and again, Johnny Taylor’s duty to keep the rails safe from disaster conflicted with his employer’s desire to keep its trains running as fast and as frequently as possible, putting his career and family in peril.
Norfolk Southern East Palestine, Ohio train derailment

Norfolk Southern pays $1 million to Pennsylvania communities for relief after train derailment

Western communities affected by the February train derailment have received financial support from the railroad company to help with relief.
Lac-Mégantic rail disaster crude explosion

Rebuilding Lac-Mégantic: Decade after rail disaster, residents say downtown still a desert

Gilles Fluet narrowly escaped death in 2013, leaving the bar where he'd been with friends just moments before a runaway train derailed and exploded nearby. A decade later, he and other residents say what was once a lively downtown still hasn’t fully recovered. Rachel Watts reports for CBC News
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Colorado oil train safety

In Denver, oil trains hit a fork in the road to Colorado's transportation future

COAL CREEK, Colo. — As trains heading east from the Moffat Tunnel take one last sharp turn along a ridge near Eldorado Canyon State Park in Boulder County, the scenery changes abruptly. After traveling hundreds of miles east through narrow river gorges and rugged alpine forests, the Union Pacific’s Central Corridor through Colorado emerges at […]
Lac-Mégantic rail disaster crude explosion

Rebuilding Lac-Mégantic: Decade after rail disaster, residents say downtown still a desert

Gilles Fluet narrowly escaped death in 2013, leaving the bar where he'd been with friends just moments before a runaway train derailed and exploded nearby. A decade later, he and other residents say what was once a lively downtown still hasn’t fully recovered.
Lytton BC wildfire destruction

Lytton’s long road home after ravages of wildfire

The community is poised to rebuild. But the cause of its devastation remains shrouded in secrecy as the RCMP’s investigation continues.
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