Oil trains

 
  Spiritman Train Controller

Location: Camden, NSW
Australia has coal trains, the US and Canada have oil trains (pipelines on wheels) . They are producing so much oil from inland shale sands that 1600m long oil trains are hauling crude oil to refineries. http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2013/05/oil_trains_--_pipelines_on_whe.html

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  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Australia has coal trains, the US and Canada have oil trains (pipelines on wheels) . They are producing so much oil from inland shale sands that 1600m long oil trains are hauling crude oil to refineries. http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2013/05/oil_trains_--_pipelines_on_whe.html
Spiritman
With minimal infrastructure addition needed to rail the crude oil, its is quite feasible there.
  Hendo Deputy Commissioner

Australia has coal trains, the US and Canada have oil trains (pipelines on wheels) . They are producing so much oil from inland shale sands that 1600m long oil trains are hauling crude oil to refineries. http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2013/05/oil_trains_--_pipelines_on_whe.html
Spiritman
Always was a dumb smeg move shipping oil or gas by large block trains rather than pipeline, the tragic accident in Quebec, Canada shows why.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Always was a dumb smeg move shipping oil or gas by large block trains rather than pipeline, the tragic accident in Quebec, Canada shows why.
Hendo
http://railwayage.com/index.php/freight/short-lines/officials-criminal-intent-seen-in-quebec-crash.html?channel=94

According to latest news, it was possible that there was criminal intent. However, this accident seems remote (It was on a class II railway, not a class I major player.) as there would be literally hundreds of wagons moving this very second in America full of crude oil on class 1 shippers like Union Pacific, CN, BNSF and Norfolk Southern.

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  SantaFe5811 Station Staff

Location: Perth, Western Australia
The MM&A accident, while very tragic was a very rare occurrence.  And if they do find foul play, hopefully those responsible come to justice!

NS, BNSF, CN & CP run oil cans all over the place.  Have a look on NS Pittsburgh line between Pittsburgh PA & Altoona PA and oil trains equal, perhaps even outnumber coal trains now.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
Always was a dumb smeg move shipping oil or gas by large block trains rather than pipeline, the tragic accident in Quebec, Canada shows why.
Hendo
So one accident, heavily publicized, is a reason NOT to use a method of transport then.

So, by your logic, what would you suggest?

I have heard so many reports of pipe fires/explosions both in the developed and developing world that pipes MUST be ruled out by virtue of your theory.

Road transport isn't even to be considered, since "one accident" means it is unviable, and road vehicles have accidents so often it's rarely actually reported in the media.

Ships are not always viable, due to a lack of suitable water, and I can think of a few man-made catastophes caused by ships running around due to human error.

So, enlighten us?
  Fireman Dave Chief Commissioner

Location: Shh, I'm hiding
We probably shouldn't mention the pipeline that got ruptured during the clean up of a runaway in the US causing a massive explosion and fire, wiping out the adjacent town.

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