Apparently a train can carry 1/6th the oil this 3.8 billion dollar pipeline can carry in a day. Train derailments almost never spill EVERYTHING the train is carrying. Even in a large disaster like Eunice fifteen or so years back. Oil isn't even the scariest thing moving on trains so while the possibility exists of a disaster at every crossing.... Pipelines seem to have the bigger chance of a catastrophic disaster. Railroads to have the higher chance of a spill. Pipelines, once you take construction out of the equation, are cheaper to move this oil on.....construction costs though make it a pretty long term investment. There is something I am missing with tax breaks or the ability to increase capacity though.