Columbia County company vital to Amtrak crash cleanup

On the morning of Dec. 18, the eyes of the nation fell on Dupont, Wash., where an Amtrak Cascades passenger train derailed, killing three people and injuring dozens more. The crash shut down the southbound lanes of I-5, enveloping the region in a traffic crunch until the 270,000-pound locomotive could be moved from the freeway. For that, officials put in a call to Scappoose-based Oxbo Mega Transport Solutions.

“There’s only a couple of trailers in the whole United States that could actually handle the load of the locomotive and be legal on the road, so they knew to call us to do it,” Oxbo CEO Keith Settle said.

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