NY tanker car inspections find mostly minor problems

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials say another round of inspections of tank cars and tracks carrying crude oil have found 62 defects, including one requiring an immediate fix.

Inspectors report examining 524 tank cars, 152 miles of track and 38 rail switches.

They visited the Canadian Pacific-owned Kenwood Yard in Albany, the CSX Corporation-owned Selkirk Yard south of Albany, the Frontier Yard in Buffalo, and the Buffalo & Pittsburgh-owned D&E Yard in Buffalo.

Authorities report finding a missing bolt on a continuously welded rail joint, which was repaired immediately, in checking 64 miles of track and two switches along the CSX mainline in the Hudson Valley.

They reported only non-critical tank car defects like loose bolts and thin brake shoes.    The targeted safety inspections began in 2014, following a deadly Canadian derailment.

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