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Oil train inspections find only minor issues

Feb 10, 2017 2:30 pm
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Feb. 10 results of more crude oil rail inspections intended to reduce potential dangers associated with the transport of crude oil across New York State. Locally, no critical defects were found. At the Selkirk Rail Yard in in southern Albany County inspectors found five non-critical defects, including loose bolts on a switch transition device, an excessively worn switch point, an excessively worn raised guard, and loose switch rod bolts. Other local lines – Selkirk to Schodack Center, Selkirk to Port of Albany, and Selkirk to Rotterdam – Federal Railroad Administration inspectors found only minor issues.