24-Hour #BombTrainSpotting Encampment

On July 10th and 11th, join us to stop oil trains in Syracuse, and demand transit-oriented development around our rail lines!  Sign up for a Train Spotting Time Slot at http://www.slottr.com/sheets/254685

"Bomb Trains" OUT

"Public Transit Oriented Development" IN


July 6 is the second anniversary of the tragic Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, oil train catastrophe that killed 47 people. The Stop Oil Trains 

week of action will call attention to the growing threat of oil trains across North America.

There is NO safe way to transport extreme tar sands and Bakken crude. Two years after Lac-Mégantic, oil trains keep exploding and carbon pollution keeps rising. Oil trains are a disaster for our health, our safety, and our climate.

In July 2014, thousands gathered at 63 events for the first Stop Oil Trains Week of Action. In 2015, we will demonstrate the growing power of our movement and organize more than 100 events across the US and Canada to demand an immediate ban on oil trains.

Friday July 10, 6:00 PM - Arrival and Set-Up / Lookout Ladder Opened

Friday July 10, 6:30 PM - Media Event Lighting of Vigil Candle / Launch of #BombTrainSpotting hashtag and Petition Announcement

Friday July 10, 7:00 PM - Food Share

Saturday July 11, All-Day - Bocce and Wiffle Ball In The Park

Saturday July 11, 12:00 Noon - Informational Event and Discussion Forum

Saturday July 11, 2:00 pm - Musical Performance and Play-Along by SyraUke

Saturday July 11, 4:00 pm - The Syracuse Jacobin Reading Group's July discussion of socialism and environmentalism. Contact Brian at brianescobar1@gmail.com for the readings.

Saturday July 11, 6:00 PM - Close

> 24 HOURS of Train Spotting Coverage at Lipe: Multiple hour blocks to make sure at least two people are on site always together.  

> 24 HOURS of Train Spotting at Destiny/LakeFront (or similar location) two people at a time to sit as trainspotters for the second route.

> 24 HOURS of Train Spotters at other towns/cities along the line, receive reports of spotted bomb trains and compile centrally in Syracuse. 

Stay Tuned for more details as they are confirmed.  Please use the hashtag #BombTrainSpotting to report your bomb train spottings for the record we are compiling.  Pictures will be most welcome.  Please confirm that the train cars are carrying crude oil by identifying the red diamond placard and code number "1267" on each individual train car.


July 10, 2015 at 6pm - July 11, 2015


Lipe Art Park
1000 W Fayette St
Syracuse, NY 13204
United States
Google map and directions


Frank Cetera · · 315-836-3018


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