Head of steam building against US freight railways after new derailment

The heat is piling up on Class I rail companies after yet another Norfolk Southern (NS) train derailed in Ohio, barely a month after the catastrophic derailment of a 150-car NS train in the state. That incident saw 38 rail cars come off the rails, including 11 carrying hazardous materials; now legislators are up in arms over the rail industry’s safety record and are preparing legislation to tighten safety measures. On Saturday, …


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