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(Source: Railway Age, November 21, 2023)

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has released a safety advisory recommending six actions that railroads take “to reduce weather-related accidents/incidents and improve the efficiency of the national rail network during severe weather events.” According to FRA, 123 rail accidents/incidents have been reported to the agency as having been caused, in whole or in part, by severe weather conditions or weather-related events (such as hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, flooding, mudslides, and summer heat) since the beginning of 2021. More than half were main-track derailments.

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