UP increases rail inspections along mountain rail lines

Trains Industry Newsletter
Get a weekly roundup of the industry news you need.
By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Trains magazine. View our privacy policy.
UPmountain
A UP train passes the San Bernardino Mountains near Devore, Calif., in February 2009.
Frank Klos
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As crude-by-rail shipments raise public concern in California and other western states, the Union Pacific has acquired two leased geometry cars to increase rail inspections across mountain passes in California, Washington, Oregon, Utah, and Nevada, the Sacramento Bee reports.

The added geometry cars will supplement similar cars owned by the railroad that are in use throughout the system. The newly acquired cars will patrol critical passages in Northern California including Donner Pass, the Feather River Canyon, and grades outside Dunsmuir. The state has designated all those areas as high risks for derailments. In Southern California, inspections will be performed across Tehachapi Pass and the Cuesta Grade in San Luis Obispo County.

“We’re ensuring we keep crude oil trains on the track,” says David Wickersham, UP chief maintenance engineer in the West.

NEWSWIRETrains News Wire

  • Previous Day
  • October 21, 2014
  • Next Day
Leave a Comment
Want to leave a comment?
Only registered members of TrainsMag.com are allowed to leave comments. Registration is FREE and only takes a couple minutes.

Login or Register now.
Please keep your feedback on-topic and respectful. Trains staffers reserve the right to edit or delete any comments.
0 COMMENTS
FREE DOWNLOAD

FREE DOWNLOAD

The Genesee & Wyoming 

Newsletter Sign-Up

By signing up you may also receive occasional reader surveys and special offers from Trains magazine.Please view our privacy policy
Subscribe Up To 58% off the newsstand price!
Subscribe To Trains Mag Today
+