Rail Yards: Mesothelioma
Rail Yards and Asbestos Exposure
Rail Yards used asbestos insulation on boxcars, cabooses, coaches, freight cars, baggage cars and locomotive engines before 1980 because it of its extreme heat resistant and fire-proof properties.
Many Rail Yards used asbestos containing products and materials including brakes, gaskets, sealing cements, pipe joints, valves, boilers, and fireboxes that exposed railroad workers.
As early as the late 1920’s Railroad companies had medical information linking asbestos exposure with Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related disease and did nothing to protect their workers from harm for decades.
Exposure to asbestos fibers was an everyday part of employment for thousands of U. S. Railroad workers during the 1950-1980.
How Rail Yard Workers Were Exposed to Asbestos
People that worked for freight Railroad Companies may have been exposed to high levels of toxic asbestos from a list of over 3,000 asbestos-containing products.
Tradesman that worked at Railroad job sites installing, repairing and replacing products and materials are also at risk of developing an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.
Railroad workers working in roadhouses, railroad shops, rail yards and repair shops were regularly exposed to harmful asbestos dust on the job.
People that worked in Railroad buildings that contained asbestos containing products are at higher risk for developing Mesothelioma in their lifetime.
Workers that helped build and tear down Railroad buildings that contained toxic asbestos products are also at a higher risk of developing an asbestos related cancer.
If you have been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma or an Asbestos related cancer you may be eligible to receive compensation from responsible asbestos manufacturers for your asbestos exposure.
Railroad Yard Workers
Railroad workers diagnosed with Mesothelioma have complained that they were not given any warning, training or respiratory protective gear when handling, installing, loading, repairing, or removing asbestos-containing products.
Railroad workers were daily exposed to toxic asbestos dust and fibers in their workplace where they inhaled and ingested them without any protection.
Rail Yards in the U. S. List by State
- Birmingham: Boyles Yard (CSX)
- Fairfield: Ensley Yard (Birmingham Southern Railroad)
- Irondale: Norris Yard (Norfolk Southern Railway)
- North Little Rock: North Little Rock Yard (UP)
- Barstow: Barstow Yard (BNSF)
- Colton: West Colton Yard (UP)
- Los Angeles: Hobart Yard (BNSF)
- Roseville: Davis Yard (largest on the west coast) (UP)
- New Haven: Cedar Hill Yard (CSX/Providence & Worcester)
- District of Columbia
- Washington: Ivy City Yard (Amtrak)
- Washington: Benning Yard (CSX)
- Jacksonville: Bowden Yard (Florida East Coast/CSX/NS)
- Miami: Hialeah Yard (CSX/Flordia East Coast)
- Tampa: Yeoman Yard (CSX)
- Albany: Atlantic Coastline Yard (GFRR)
- Atlanta: Tilford Yard (CSX)
- Atlanta: Inman Yard (NS)
- Atlanta: North Avenue Yards (former)
- Atlanta: Howell Interlocking
- Macon: Brosnan Yard (NS)
- Valdosta: Langdale Yard (NS)
- Waycross: Waycross Rice Yard (CSX)
- Rome Forestville
- Hauser, Idaho: Hauser Yard (BNSF/MRL)
- Sandpoint, Idaho: Boyer Yard (BNSF/UP/POVA)
- Champaign: Champaign Yard (CN)
- Chicago area
- 14th Street Coach Yard (Metra)
- 47th Street Yard (NS, intermodal)
- 59th Street Yard (CSX, intermodal, switched by Chicago Rail Link)
- Ashland Avenue Yard (NS, carload freight)
- Aurora (Metra commuter coach yard for BNSF route)
- Barr Yard (CSX)
- Bedford Park Yard (CSX, intermodal, switched by Chicago Rail Link)
- Bensenville Yard (CP)
- Blue Island Yard (Indiana Harbor Belt)
- Burnham Yard (South Shore Freight)
- Burr Oak Yard (Iowa Interstate / Chicago Rail Link)
- Calumet Yard (NS)
- Clearing Yard (BRC, Hump Yard, Intermodal. Marshalling)
- Cicero Yard (BNSF, intermodal)
- Commercial Avenue Yard (BRC)
- Corwith Yards (BNSF, Intermodal)
- East Joliet Yard (Elgin, Joliet & Eastern, now CN)
- Eola Yard (BNSF)
- Glenn Yard (CN)
- Global I (UP, intermodal)
- Global II (UP, intermodal)
- Global III (UP, intermodal)
- Global IV (UP, intermodal)
- Irondale Yard (Chicago Rail Link)
- Landers Yard (NS, intermodal)
- Logistics Park (BNSF, intermodal)
- Homewood (Harvey): Markham Yard (CN)
- Schiller Park Yard (CP)
- South Chicago Yard (South Chicago & Indiana Harbor Railroad)
- Proviso Yard (UP Hump Yard, Intermodal, Marshalling)
- Western Avenue (Metra commuter coach yards, formerly two separate yards, C&NW, now UP, Milwaukee Road)
- Yard Center (UP)
- Decatur: Decatur Yard [NS)
- Dupo: Dupo Yard (UP)
- East Peoria, Illinois: East Peoria Yard (TZPR)
- East Peoria, Illinois: East Peoria Yard (Toledo, Peoria & Western)
- East Saint Louis: Gateway Yard (64)(Alton and Southern Railway – Hump Yard)
- Galesburg: Galesburg Yard (BNSF – Hump Yard)
- Havana: Quiver Yard (Illinois & Midland Railroad)
- Kankakee: Kankakee Yard (NS)
- Madison: Madison Yard (TRRA)
- Pekin: Powerton Yard (Illinois & Midland Railroad)
- Silvis: Silvis Yard (Iowa Interstate)
- Springfield: Shops Yard (Illinois & Midland Railroad)
- Avon: Avon Yard (CSX)
- Indianapolis: Hawthorne Yard (CSX)
- Elkhart: Elkhart Young Yard (72+15) (NS)
- Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne Yard (NS)
- Gary: Kirk Yard (Elgin, Joliet & Eastern, now CN)
- Hammond, Indiana: Gibson Yard (Indiana Harbor Belt)
- Council Bluffs: Council Bluffs Yard (Iowa Interstate)
- Davenport: Nahant Yard (CP)
- Des Moines: Short Line Yard (UP)
- South Amana: South Amana (Iowa Interstate)
- Waterloo: Waterloo Yard (CN)
- Kansas City, Kansas: Argentine Yard (BNSF)
- Kansas City, Kansas: Armourdale Yard (UP)
- Kansas City, Kansas: Mill Street Yard (KCT, formerly Gateway Western Railroad)
- Louisville: Prime F. Osborn Yard (CSX)
- Russell: Russell Yard (CSX)
- New Orleans:
- Avondale Yards (UP and BNSF)
- Gentilly Yard (CSX)
- Mays Yard (CN)
- Oliver Yard (NS)
- France Yard (NOPB)
- Waterville: Waterville (Pan Am)
- Portland: Rigby Yard (Pan Am)
- Rumford : Rumford (Pan Am)
- Mattawamkeag : Mattawamkeag (Pan Am)
- Bangor: Bangor (Pan Am)
- Hampden: Northern Maine Junction (Pan Am)
- Bayview Yards (CSX and NS)
- Canton Yard (NS)
- Penn Mary Yard (CSX)
- Cumberland: Cumberland Yard (CSX)
- Beacon Park Yard (CSX)
- Boston Engine Terminal (MBTA)
- Southampton Street Yard (MBTA/Amtrak)
- Readville (CSX)
- Elsewhere in Massachusetts
- East Deerfield (Pan Am)
- Hill Yard Ayer (Pan Am)
- North Yard / Nevins Yards Framingham (CSX)
- Lawrence (Pan Am)
- Gardner (Pan Am/PW)
- Lowell (Pan Am)
- Fitchburg (Pan Am)
- Worcester, MA (CSX/PW)
- West Springfield (CSX/CSOR)
- Palmer (NECR/MCER/CSX)
- Battle Creek: Battle Creek Yard (CN)
- Detroit: Livernois Yard—aka Junction Yard (Conrail Shared Assets: CSX and NS)
- Flat Rock: Flat Rock Yard (CN)
- Kalamazoo: Gearhart Yard (GDLK; Took over for NS in 2009)
- Wyoming: Wyoming Yard (CSX)
- Minneapolis: Northtown Yard (55)(BNSF)
- St. Paul: Midway Yard (Minnesota Commercial)
- St. Paul: Pig’s Eye Yard (CP)
- Kansas City: Neff Yard (42)(UP)
- Kansas City: Joint Agency (KCS/CP)
- Kansas City: North Kansas City (NS)
- Kansas City: Birmingham (NS, intermodal, autos)
- North Kansas City: Murray Yard (BNSF bulk commodities marshaling terminal; former hump)
- St. Louis: Chouteau Yard (BNSF)
- Lincoln: Hobson Yard (BNSF)
- North Platte: Bailey Yard (64+50) (The largest yard in the world) (UP)
- New Jersey 
- Camden: Pavonia Yard (32) (Conrail Shared Assets: CSX & NS)
- Jersey City:
- Croxton Yard (NS)
- Greenville Yard (Port Jersey)
- Kearny: South Kearney Terminal (CSX)
- Linden Yard (SIR)
- Newark: Oak Island Yard (CSX and NS)
- North Bergen Yard (CSX and NYSW)
- New York
- Frontier Yard (CSX)
- Bison Yard (NS)
- Black Rock Rail Yard
- Mechanicville (Pan Am Southern, intermodal)
- New York City
List of Railroad Yards in New York City
- Arlington Yard (Staten Island Railway)
- Hillside Facility (LIRR Passenger Yard)
- Sunnyside Yard (Amtrak, NJ Transit Passenger Yard)
- Oak Point Yard (CSX Marshalling)
- West Side Yard (LIRR Passenger Yard)
- High Bridge Facility (Metro-North Passenger and Maintenance Yard)
- Selkirk: Selkirk Yard (CSX)
- North Carolina
- Hamlet: Hamlet Yard (CSX)
- Linwood: Linwood Yard (NS)
- Raleigh: Glenwood Yard (NS)
- Bellevue: Bellevue Yard (NS)
- Cincinnati: Queensgate Yard (CSX)
- Cleveland: Collinwood Yard (CSX)
- Cleveland: Rockport Yard (NS)
- Cleveland: Clark Avenue Yard (CSX)
- Lima: Lima Yard (CSX)
- Middletown: Middletown Yard (CSX)
- Toledo: Stanley Yard (CSX)
- Toledo: Walbridge Yard (CSX)
- Willard: Willard Yard (CSX)**
- North Baltimore: North Baltimore Intermodal Yard (CSX)
- Cincinnati: Gest Street Yard (NS)
- Owasso: Owasso Yard (SLWC/SKOL)
- Tulsa: Cherokee Yard (BNSF)
- Hermiston: Hinkle Yard (UP)
- Albina Yard (UP)
- Brooklyn Yard (UP)
- Willbridge Yard (BNSF)
- Lake Yard (BNSF/UP/PTRR)
- Terminal 6/East St. John (BNSF)
- Allentown (NS)
- Conway Yard (54+53) (NS)
- Duryea yard (10+01) (RBMN)
- Harrisburg area:
- Enola Yard (79) (NS)
- Harrisburg Yard (NS)
- Rutherford Yard (NS)
- Reading: Spring Street Yard (NS)
- Philadelphia: South Philadelphia Yard*
- Taylor: Taylor Yard (??) (DL&W,CPR)
- Philadelphia: West Philadelphia Yard*
- York: Windsor Street Yard (NS)
- Rhode Island
- Valley Falls: Lonsdale Yard (PW)
- North Kingstown: Davisville Yard (PW/Seaview Railroad)
- Chattanooga: DeButts Yard (60) (NS)
- Chattanooga: Wauhatchie Yard (CSX)
- Knoxville: John Sevier Yard (NS)
- Memphis: Johnston Yard (CN)
- Memphis: Leewood Yard (CSX)
- Memphis: Tennessee Yard (BNSF)
- Nashville: Radnor Yard (CSX)
- Nashville: Kayne Ave. Yard (CSX)
- Beaumont: Beaumont Yard (UP)
- Fort Worth: Davidson Yard (UP)
- Houston: Englewood Yard (UP)
- Kendleton: Kendleton Yard (KCS)
- Slaton: Slaton Yard (BNSF/South Plains Lamesa Railroad)
- Alexandria: Potomac Yard* (RF&P)
- Norfolk: Lamberts Point (NS, coal)
- Richmond: Fulton Yard (CSX)
- Everett: Delta Yard (BNSF)
- Pasco: Pasco Yard (BNSF)
- Balmer Yard (BNSF)
- South Seattle (BNSF)
- Stacey Street (BNSF)
- Spokane, Washington
- Yardley Yard (BNSF)
- Hillyard Yard (BNSF)
- Erie Street Yard (BNSF/UP)
- Vancouver, Washington: Vancouver Yard (BNSF)
- West Virginia
- Grafton: Grafton Yard (CSX)
- Keyser: Keyser Yard (CSX)
- Bluefield: Bluefield Yard (NS)
- Williamson: Williamson Yard (NS)
- Butler: Butler Yard (UP)
- Fond du Lac: Shops Yard (CN)
- Janesville: Janesville Yard (Wisconsin & Southern Railroad)
- Milwaukee: Mitchell Street Yard
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin: North Milwaukee Yard (Wisconsin & Southern Railroad)
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Muskego Yard (CP)
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin: National Avenue Yard
- Portage: Portage Yard (CP)
Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure
- There are 2,500-3,000 malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the United States.
- 1 in 3 U. S. military veterans will develop an asbestos related disease in their lifetime.
- Men are 4 times more likely to be diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma than females.
- 70-80% of all diagnosed Malignant Mesothelioma cases reported had workplace experience.
- Asbestos exposure is responsible for approximately 10,000 deaths each year in the United States.
- 1 in every 125 males over 55 will be diagnosed with an asbestos related cancer in their lifetime.
- More than 20 million U. S. workers have been exposed to asbestos with the heaviest usage during 1930-1980.
Malignant Mesothelioma has been medically linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
Our Nationwide Toll Free Mesothelioma Helpline Number is 888.640.0914
Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA)
Protect Your Legal Rights
The Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) was created to allow injured railroad workers to bring lawsuits against their railroad employers for job-related injuries, including asbestos related diseases such as asbestos lung cancer and mesothelioma.
A Federal Employer’s Liability Act lawsuit is a civil lawsuit where injured railroad workers are required to show the employer’s negligence that contributed to their injury.
The U. S. Supreme Court ruled in 2003 that a group of Railroad workers could bring a FELA claim against their employer based on emotional distress caused by the fear of cancer after asbestos exposure.
Asbestos Related Products used by Railroad Workers
|Insulation on Boilers|
|Insulation on Fireboxes|
|Insulation on Pipes|
|Metal Body of Train|
|Rail Car Brake Shoes|
|Shielding in Steam Engines|
|Track Maintenance Equipment|
There is no charge for your initial phone consultation.
Recent Mesothelioma Verdicts
- $7.4 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Railroad worker that developed malignant Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure working at CSX Transportation.
- $1.5 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Railroad worker diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma.
- $3.45 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a Truck Mechanic that developed malignant Mesothelioma from working on brakes.
- $2.9 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a lifetime Navy veterans that developed malignant Mesothelioma from exposure during his military service.
- $8.5 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a Painter diagnosed with terminal Mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos-containing products.
- $2.7 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a Pipefitter diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma from exposure at a chemical plant.
- $2.6 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For the family of a 72-year old shipyard worker with mesothelioma who suffered second hand exposure.
- $1.4 Million Mesothelioma Jury Award: For an Illinois railroad worker that developed lung cancer from asbestos exposure working around asbestos products.
- $7.5 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a woman that developed malignant Mesothelioma from washing her husband’s work clothes.
Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
Diagnosed With Malignant Mesothelioma?
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma and what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies for your asbestos exposure. Malignant Mesothelioma is a deadly disease.
If you are experiencing Mesothelioma symptoms you should consult with your doctor immediately and get tested for malignant Mesothelioma.
Call TOLL FREE 888.640.0914 right now to talk with an experienced Mesothelioma Counselor that can answer many of your questions and give you the peace of mind that you need.
Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?
If you have a family member that has died from malignant Mesothelioma cancer you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states Statute of Limitations.
We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 6 year Statute of Limitations.
Asbestos Cover up
Evidence in thousands of court documents have shown that asbestos companies hid and destroyed memos, documents and ignored doctor’s medical reports about the dangers of asbestos exposure. Despite all of the information about the deadly dangers of asbestos exposure available in the scientific and medical literature asbestos companies chose not take any action to protect workers.
They chose profit over the safety of their workers and then lied and covered it up. This is why U. S. Courts are making asbestos manufacturers and companies pay millions to asbestos victims for their asbestos cover up.
Asbestos Cover up – Quotes from Asbestos Executives
- “…if you have enjoyed a good life while working with asbestos products, why not die from it.” 1966 memo from an executive of the Bendix Corporation (now part of Honeywell)
- In early 1940s, the president of Johns-Manville called the managers of another company “a bunch of fools for notifying employees who had asbestosis.” When asked by another company executive, “Do you mean to tell me you would let them work until they drop dead?” he responded, “Yes. We save a lot of money that way.”
Mesothelioma has been medically linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
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