Michael Bixler takes us on a stroll down the newest segment of the Schuylkill River Trail
As 150 million gallons of highly flammable crude oil travels through Philadelphia each week, some fear we are overdue for another large-scale disaster. Coryn Wolk steps back to view the current conflict between public safety and reclamation of the Schuylkill and Delaware River waterfronts and the city’s booming oil industry.
It’s hard to imagine last night’s Amtrak tragedy being any worse when at least seven people are confirmed dead. But the derailed Train 188 stopped just shy of a parked oil train. Brad Maule ponders the disinvestment of both Amtrak and infrastructure—and the increase in both Amtrak ridership and oil train frequency
Crude oil train accidents are happening all over the country at an alarming rate. As 160,000 barrels move through Philadelphia daily, many worry that a disaster is going to happen sooner than later. Harry K put an eye on present day concerns about the oil trains running along the Schuylkill River East Side Railroad and looks at the tragic accident of 1900 inside Fairmount Park Tunnel