CPR: Wis. Oil Train Derailment Due To Broken RailCanadian Pacific Railway says a broken rail caused an oil train derailment in southeastern Wisconsin last weekend. The railroad said Wednesday the defect was not visible to the naked eye.
Train Safety Under Spotlight After Wisconsin DerailmentA BNSF freight train derailed near the Mississippi River just north of the town of Alma, Wisconsin Saturday. Twenty-five cars went off the tracks there, and an estimated 20,000 gallons of ethanol spilled into the river.
Train Derails In Western Wisconsin; Alcohol Tankers Leaking Into Miss. RiverA BNSF train derailed Saturday morning just north of the Wisconsin city of Alma, according to the Buffalo County Sheriff's Office. WCCO confirms that 32 cars derailed, 10 of which are empty auto carriers. Several of the other cars are tankers carrying denatured alcohol -- two of which have tipped into the Mississippi River and are leaking from vents atop the cars.