By the late 1970s, railroad were not in a state of good repair. The issue over railroad safety and repair became an issue after a June 1977 Conrail derailment in Metuchen, N.J. In that wreck, 17 cars derailed and took the busy Northeast Corridor out of commission.
The Roy O. Disney locomotive has an incredible story. The locomotive, formerly No. 251 of the United Railways of Yucatan, was one of five Disney officials purchased in Mexico for potential use in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
Railroads must continue to notify State Emergency Response Commissions and Tribal Emergency Response Commissions of the expected movement of Bakken crude oil trains through individual states and tribal regions, the Federal Railroad Administration said.