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Amtrak train carrying 117 partially derails in northeast Montana, 1 hurt

BAINVILLE — An Amtrak train carrying 117 passengers has resumed its journey after it partially derailed in northeastern Montana, causing minor injuries to one passenger.

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Amtrak to change Empire Builder train schedule

Amtrak to change Empire Builder train schedule

KALISPELL — Amtrak officials say the company is changing the schedules of its Empire Builder passenger train because of congestion from increasing oil freight along the line.

March 31, 2014 3:17 pmLoading…

Avalanche blocks BNSF line near Glacier park

MISSOULA — The recent winter storm continues to affect travel in western Montana.

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Avalanche blocks BNSF rail line near Glacier park

MISSOULA — The recent winter storm continues to affect travel in Western Montana.

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Amtrak Empire Builder to resume normal operations in N.D.

Amtrak Empire Builder to resume normal operations in N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — Amtrak is expected to resume normal operations through Grand Forks, Devils Lake and Rugby in North Dakota this week.

February 28, 2014 7:45 pmLoading…
Steve Dahl

Steve Dahl

Steve Dahl, owner of the Perch Patrol, gets rods and reels ready for his clients on Feb. 8 on Devils Lake, N.D. Fishing guide Dahl says ice fishing at Devils Lake in northeastern North Dakota is the best in two decades. But he says his guide service is suffering because of disruptions in tra…

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Oil, freight shipments detour Amtrak trains

Oil, freight shipments detour Amtrak trains

BISMARCK, N.D. — The ice fishing in northeast North Dakota is the best it’s been in two decades, but some anglers can’t make it because trains handling freight and crude from the state’s oil patch are displacing Amtrak passenger service.

February 09, 2014 10:25 am Photos

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Steve Dahl

Steve Dahl

Don Olson and his son, Lane Olson, waits to go ice fishing Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Devils Lake, N.D., after driving straight through from Iowa to fish with Devils Lake fishing guide Steve Dahl, who owns the Perch Patrol and Perch Express. Fishing guide Dahl says ice fishing at Devils Lake…

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Steve Dahl

Steve Dahl

Steve Dahl, owner of the Perch Patrol, shows off the first perch he caught on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 on Devils Lake, ND. Fishing guide Dahl says ice fishing at Devils Lake in northeastern North Dakota is the best in two decades. But he says his guide service is suffering because of disruptio…

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BC-ND--Oil-Amtrak Trains

BC-ND--Oil-Amtrak Trains

Steve Dahl, owner of the Perch Patrol, checks in with clients Lisa and Matt Johnson of Forest Lake, Minn. Matt is holding a walleye, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jackie Lorentz)

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Steve Dahl

Steve Dahl

A perch that Steve Dahl, owner of the Perch Patrol, caught on Devils Lake, N.D., Saturday, Feb 8, 2014, lays on the frozen lake with a cluster of portable fish houses in the background. Fishing guide Dahl says ice fishing at Devils Lake in northeastern North Dakota is the best in two decades…

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BNSF to invest $5 billion in its railroad in 2014

BNSF to invest $5 billion in its railroad in 2014

BNSF plans to invest $5 billion in its railroad this year, including $900 million to expand capacity in the Northern Plains where crude oil shipments are surging.

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'Crude oil is being given priority over people': Rail travelers urge action by Transportation secretary

CHICAGO — A group that advocates for train and rail transit passengers says a massive increase in rail shipments of crude oil from the northern Plains is partly to blame for disruptions to an Amtrak route linking Chicago and the West Coast.

February 03, 2014 1:30 pmLoading…
Traffic, construction hurts Amtrak's performance

Traffic, construction hurts Amtrak's performance

KALISPELL — An increase in freight traffic and hundreds of millions of dollars in improvements on BSNF Railway tracks across North Dakota and Montana combined to make Amtrak travel less-than-reliable in recent months, BSNF officials said.

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Passengers wait to board a westbound Amtrak train

Passengers wait to board a westbound Amtrak train

Passengers wait to board the Empire Builder in Williston, N.D.

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Amtrak arrives in Williston

Amtrak arrives in Williston

Passengers wait to board a westbound Amtrak passenger train in Williston, N.D. Oil field activity has increased traffic on the passenger trains rolling along the northern route.

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Amtrak ridership

Amtrak ridership

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Sam Bellah, of Priest Lake, Idaho

Sam Bellah, of Priest Lake, Idaho

Sam Bellah, of Priest Lake, Idaho, boards the Empire Builder out of Williston.

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Carlino Broncho, of the Rocky Boy Reservation

Carlino Broncho, of the Rocky Boy Reservation

Carlino Broncho, of the Rocky Boy Reservation, waits to board Amtrak for his first trip home in three months. Broncho said he may be one of the highest-paid members of his tribe after working long hours in the Bakken oil field near Williston, N.D.

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Number of train passengers rises with the oil boom

Number of train passengers rises with the oil boom

Riding the train to work used to be a big-city, East Coast deal.Now it’s the commuting choice of hundreds of oil workers along the Hi-Line of Montana heading to high-paying jobs in the Bakken oil fields.

July 21, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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