Keywords: Mount Carbon, derailment, crude, oil, West Virginia, WV, CSX
Abstract: FRA is issuing this Safety Advisory No. 2015-05 to remind track owners (typically railroads), their track maintenance personnel, and their rail flaw detection equipment operators...
Ballast Defects and Conditions—Importance of Identification and Repair in Preventing Development of Unsafe Combinations of Track Conditions
Keywords: Safety Advisories, Track, Ballast
Abstract: FRA is issuing this safety advisory to emphasize the importance of timely repairing ballast defects and conditions on main tracks. FRA notes that ballast defects and ballast...
Operational and signal modifications for compliance with maximum authorized passenger train speeds and other speed restrictions
Keywords: Safety Advisories; Passenger Rail
Abstract: This is a safety advisory recommending actions that passenger railroads take to prevent trains from speeding. The advisory is the latest in a series of steps FRA has taken to keep...
Policy and Guidance
Keywords: railworthiness directive, mckenzie valve, letter, extension
Abstract: The letter responds to RSI's request for extension of time to comply with the Railworthiness Directive (RWD) issued by FRA on March 13, 2015. The original RWD established...
Information Requirements Related to the Transportation of Trains Carrying Specified Volumes of Flammable Liquids
Keywords: hazardous material, notification
Abstract: FRA and PHMSA are issuing this notice to remind railroads operating a "high hazard flammable train" (HHFT) -- defined as a train comprised of 20 or more loaded tank cars of a...