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The derailment and explosions outside Casselton ND on Dec. 30, 2013 prompted an evacuation.

The derailment and explosions outside Casselton ND on Dec. 30, 2013 prompted an evacuation.

If you’re curious to see profesional photographs online of oil trains, oil tanks, and recent accidents with fire balls and plumes of smoke as well as the wreckage afterwards, visit this website and scroll through. You can right click on any photograph and select “visit page” to read the accompanying news article. Crude-by-rail has been a lively story lately! (more…)

If the Valero Benicia proposal is approved, 100 oil cars a day will pass through Davis like these tank cars photographed on 2nd St. on Jan. 9, 2013.

If the Valero Benicia proposal is approved, 100 oil cars a day will pass through Davis like these tank cars photographed on 2nd St. on Jan. 9, 2013.

In recent months, tank cars of oil can be spotted moving along the Davis rails and sometimes parked, though many of the full trainloads move through at night. The tank cars (each 60 feet long) are destined for the five oil refineries in the Bay Area (1. Valero in Benicia, 2. Tesoro Golden Eagle in Avon, 3. Shell in Martinez, 4. Phillips 66 in Rodeo, and 5. Chevron in Richmond), depending on what product they contain.

The trains travel from the hub in Roseville, through Sac, West Sac, across the Yolo Causeway (more…)