Is there evidence that railroad companies were using asbestos insulation in the past? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Yes. Our law firm was able to uncover internal documents from the railroad industry that show dozens upon dozens, if not hundreds, of railroad industry products were insulated with asbestos materials.  As a matter of fact, the nation’s railroads, despite being aware of the use of asbestos for decades, did not begin even removing it from diesel freight locomotive engines until the 1990s in most cases.  The railroad workers, in the meantime, developed these asbestos diseases and cancers such as mesothelioma, and all the while the railroads hid from the workers that asbestos was on their machinery and engines.