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2014-08-14 16:21:22

OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Railroad achieved a record low 2.95 reportable rail equipment incident rate for the first half of the year (through June 30, 2014). This is a 4 percent improvement versus the same period in 2013, when the company reported a 3.07 reportable rail equipment incident rate, and surpasses the previous first half-year record of 3.01, set in 2010. A company's rail equipment incident rate is calculated using the number of reportable derailments...

2014-06-19 08:20:38

~ New awards for 7,700 railcars valued at more than $960 million LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE: GBX) announced its first awards from multiple customers for construction of 3,500 units of its new Tank Car of the Future. These awards, along with other awards for 4,200 railcars across a full range of railcar types, bring aggregate awards to 7,700 railcars valued at more than $960 million since Greenbrier's press release...

2014-06-12 12:20:45

DORVAL, QC, June 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The occurrence On 7 January 2014, a Canadian National freight train was travelling from Toronto, Ontario to Moncton, New Brunswick, with 122 cars, 3 head-end locomotives and 1 remote locomotive. On the main track near Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, 19 cars and the remote locomotive derailed. Nine of these cars were carrying crude oil and liquefied petroleum gas. There were no crew injuries. Approximately 150 people near the accident site were...

2014-06-11 12:21:08

WINNIPEG, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - In its investigation report (R13W0124) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that inadequate water drainage led to the collapse of an embankment, causing the derailment of a VIA Rail (VIA) train near Togo, Saskatchewan. On 28 April 2013, a westbound VIA train was passing over a raised portion of CN track when the crew observed a section of track where some of the roadbed ballast was missing. The train emergency...

2014-05-19 23:12:00

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm comments on the F Train derailment in Queens that injured eleven passengers. New York, New York (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is investigating the causes of the worst subway derailment in nearly ten years. On May 2, 2014, the F train jumped its tracks in Woodside, Queens while carrying approximately 1000 passengers, reported The Wall Street Journal (5.6.13). Nineteen passengers...

2014-05-15 16:20:37

Jaroslawicz & Jaros - a full-service personal injury law firm based in New York City - is currently representing a passenger who was injured after an F-Train subway derailed in early May. NEW YORK, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jaroslawicz & Jaros has been representing injured victims and families throughout New York City since 1980 and has recovered more than $1 billion in compensation for clients. As a firm that fights on behalf of those who have suffered harm through no fault...

2014-05-01 08:22:47

Cartasite Patent Could Help Prevent the Next One DENVER, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Early Wednesday afternoon another train carrying tank cars full of crude derailed in Virginia. It is too early to assess the cause of this latest derailment, but a patent recently awarded to Cartasite could help prevent the next one. There are two primary causes of train derailments: failure of the track or failure of the railcar wheel bearings. While the rail industry has invested millions of...

2014-04-11 16:20:04

Statement by National President Dennis R. Pierce CLEVELAND, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dennis Pierce, National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a Division of the Teamsters Rail Conference, issued the following statement concerning the April 9 announcement by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) that the agency planned to issue a proposed rule regarding railroad industry crew size: "Since the FRA's announcement on Wednesday of...

2013-12-17 23:27:30

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm lauds a U.S. Department of Transportation comprehensive safety assessment of the Metro-North Commuter Railroad. New York, New York (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Personal injury lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, lauds a Federal Railroad Administration safety assessment that will deeply examine the operations and “safety culture” of the Metro-North Railroad. According to The New York Time s (12.13.13),...

2013-12-05 23:28:35

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm reaches out to those injured in the Metro-North train derailment with new information. New York, New York (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 A union official said the engineer operating the train involved in the fatal train derailment in the Bronx was nodding off and "caught himself, but he caught himself too late,” reported [Fox News (12.3.13). David Perecman of The Perecman Firm, PLLC, an attorney with decades of...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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