Over the river and through the woods and through the heart of HP

train in HP 3_5This photo was taken while I was cleaning my car off during the afternoon snowfall on March 5th. If you live by or visit downtown Harrington Park you will get this “up close and personal experience” many times a day. If you live or work in eastern Bergen County you probably cross train tracks several times at day (HP has three grade crossings). If you read the Bergen Record, you have been reading about CSX trains http://www.northjersey.com/news/environment/no-cuts-expected-in-oil-train-traffic-1.1196531
…and the topic of the West Virgina derailment was front page news in February:
http://www.northjersey.com/news/oil-train-derailment-in-w-va-raises-concerns-in-new-jersey-video-1.1272906
Could it happen here? How often are there accidents involving freight trains in Bergen county? http://www.northjersey.com/news/csx-freight-train-hits-tractor-trailer-in-ridgefield-park-1.678645
What are they carrying?

Want to know more?

The Hackensack Riverkeeper and the Coalition to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains are holding a rally this Saturday, March 7 at 2pm at Abram Demaree Farm, Old Hook Road at Schraalenburgh Road, Closter, NJ.

Many of us cross the tracks there everyday –  view heading east on Old Hook into Closter, just after I crossed the reservoir > the trains are that close to our water source. train tracks at Demaree

At the rally you will learn about Bakken crude oil trains and about other toxic and dangerous cargo that is being transported through our community. For more details about this please contact Caitlin at outreach@hackensackriverkeeper.org

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