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The charred remains of railroad cars after an oil tanker train derailed and exploded Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, west of Casselton, N.D. The cars have been moved from the site of the crash to a nearby field. Dave Wallis / Forum News Service

Burned-out rail cars sit as monument to Casselton crash

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CASSELTON – A train crawls west through Casselton, past an ethanol plant on its right and the burned-out and mangled wreckage of a train crash to the left.


Two charred locomotives sit side-by-side just north of the tracks where they collided with another train, their railings warped by the ensuing blaze and their sides coated in gray ash and black soot.

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Kyle Potter
Kyle Potter is an enterprise reporter at the Forum. He came to Fargo-Moorhead in May 2013 after stints at the Associated Press, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Daily. 
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