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Train derailment leads to brake safety directive

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Federal rules enacted in response to last month’s deadly freight train derailment in Canada will translate into safety improvements in Glenville, where a train derailed in February. The Federal Railroad Administration issued an emergency order to rail companies Friday aimed at preventing parked trains from accidentally moving. Investigators probing the July 6 derailment in Lac Megantic, Quebec, are pointing to insufficient use of hand brakes as a possible reason the oil-laden freight train rolled downhill ...


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