1370 Ontario St. - Mezzanine, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Secretary-Treasurers
Information
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Fracking sand spurs grain-like silos for rail transport

(Source: Bloomberg Businessweek, April 17, 2014)

NEW YORK -- The U.S. shale oil boom is putting millions of tons of sand onto North American railroads, enabling carriers to pack trains full instead of hauling just a handful of cars at a time. With the emergence of fracking, drilling companies are able to fill trains pulling 100 cars from shiny metal silos.

Full story: Bloomberg Businessweek

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

© 1997-2014 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Safety Task Force Hotline
800-306-5414

Decertification Helpline
800-393-2716

DAILY HEADLINES

Teamster Nation: Get the latest updates in the War on Workers
Quebec police take Lac-Megantic probe to U.S.
Teamsters Canada reaction to TSB report on Lac-Meganitc derailment
Up to 33 Bakken oil trains cross Arkansas weekly
Amtrak services suspended in California after earthquake
Coroner: BNSF employee suffered multiple gunshots
End in sight for overhaul of busy Tower 55 rail junction, which is also a choke point
Wisconsin: A case study in passenger rail failure
Report on fatal Ellicott City train accident details how a piece of rail snapped
FRA funds two grants to mitigate risk among short line railroads hauling hazardous materials
Sen. Durbin blames Canadian National for Amtrak delays
STB moves on additional reporting requirements following Senator Thune's request
BNSF plans to add more tracks in Ferndale, Wash.
Southern Pacific Railroad made a path through the wild
Railroad Retirement Board financial reports

More Headlines


Enter your e-mail address to receive BLET news updates.

Subscribe  Unsubscribe