trains http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en First Crude Oil Train Rolls Out of Black Thunder Terminal http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/first-crude-oil-train-rolls-out-black-thunder-terminal <p>Another rail loading facility for crude oil&nbsp;opened in Wyoming last week, bringing the total to at least seven.</p><p>Seventy- thousand barrels of Wyoming oil&nbsp;rolled out of the Black Thunder terminal in the Powder River Basin, headed for a refinery on the East Coast.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:35:51 +0000 Miles Bryan 60339 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org First Crude Oil Train Rolls Out of Black Thunder Terminal Crude-By-Rail Accidents Spark Concern In Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/crude-rail-accidents-spark-concern-wyoming <p>BOB BECK: When a crude oil train derailed and exploded in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia this week, it wasn’t the first or even the second time that’s happened this year. As growing domestic production of oil strains pipeline capacity, railroads have been picking up the slack. Crude-by-rail, as it’s known, has grown 500 percent since 2011. But a recent string of accidents has led to concern about its safety. Wyoming Public Radio energy reporter Stephanie Joyce joins us now to talk about how those concerns are playing out in Wyoming, and what’s being done about them.<br /> Fri, 02 May 2014 22:25:42 +0000 Bob Beck & Stephanie Joyce 57751 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Crude-By-Rail Accidents Spark Concern In Wyoming Increased Coal, Oil Shipments Tax Rail Network http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/increased-coal-oil-shipments-tax-rail-network <p>Increasing volumes of coal and oil being shipped to the Pacific Northwest are putting pressure on rail capacity in the region, according <a href="http://heavytrafficahead.org/pdf/Heavy-Traffic-Still-Ahead-web.pdf" target="_blank">a new report</a> from the Western Organization of Resource Councils.<br /> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:54:28 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 54386 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Increased Coal, Oil Shipments Tax Rail Network PBS documentary links railroad construction to the formation of Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pbs-documentary-links-railroad-construction-formation-wyoming <p>A documentary about the construction of the transcontinental railroad is set to air on Wyoming PBS this weekend. The film will show how the building of the railroad shaped Wyoming into the place it is today. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden spoke with the film’s producer, Tom Manning. He says before the railroad was built, there was no Wyoming. The film, “End of Track,” premieres on PBS on March 10<sup>th</sup> at 7 p.m.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:08:40 +0000 Willow Belden 37747 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org PBS documentary links railroad construction to the formation of Wyoming