The New Year has begun much like the old year ended, with trains having problems. Monday, 1-20-2014 we saw another train figuratively hit the dust. Chugging down the Philadelphia track it reached a bridge and instead of going forward, it went sideways and tumbled off the tracks. Thankfully no one was hurt and the potentially dangerous crude oil cargo stayed where it ought to stay, in its oil cars.

Setbacks, well there are always setbacks with something of this type and drivers on the Schuylkill Expressway found their way barred with its closing. The Coast Guard reported that the nearby Schuylkill River was also safe. Reports say it will be a day or two before the rail cars and the various cargoes, including the crude oil can be removed and life in the area returned to normal.

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Chicago Tribune Tuesday January 21, 2014 Section 1, Page 13