On Air Now

Listen

Listen Live Now » 99.9 FM Fargo-Moorhead

Weather

Current Conditions(Fargo,ND 58103)

More Weather »
77° Feels Like: 78°
Wind: SW 14 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Partly Cloudy 51°

Tomorrow

Mostly Sunny 78°

Tues Night

Partly Cloudy 57°

Alerts

Railroad claims derailment was caused by defective parts

BNSF
BNSF

by Jim Monk

FARGO (KFGO-AM) - Burlington Northern-Santa Fe says a company that refurbishes railroad car parts caused a derailment three years ago in Jamestown.

In a federal lawsuit, BNSF claims an axle and wheel set made by "Progress Rail Services" caused 22 coal cars to jump the tracks in December, 2010.

Among a long list of claims, BNSF says the reconditioned parts weren't properly tested and inspected.

The railroad is seeking a jury trial and at least $50,000 in damages.

Comments