ULSTER, New York — A railroad spokesman says there have been no injuries and no leakage in the minor derailment of an empty oil train that was heading to Chicago from Philadelphia.
A CSX statement says one set of wheels on one of three engines derailed in the town of Ulster, about 50 miles south of Albany, around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. It says the train had 97 empty cars that.
None of the train's cars tipped over.
Railroads have seen a major increase in oil train traffic hauling crude from North Dakota and western Canada to refineries along the East Coast. A series of derailments and spills, including one in Quebec that killed 47 people, have raised public safety concerns.