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Chemical leak in rail car prompts hazmat response

GREAT FALLS — Hazmat crews in Great Falls said a minor chemical fume leak in a rail car is under control and crews are making temporary repairs.

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Disciplined landfill workers say firefighters' scavenging went unpunished

Disciplined landfill workers say firefighters' scavenging went unpunished

Three city employees who were disciplined last year for taking goods from the landfill are complaining that the city refused to punish firefighters engaged in similar activities.

November 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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A year after train wreck, Washington woman recovers some 'lost' belongings

In mid-July, a year after Anna Vasquez lost many of her most prized possessions in a train wreck on the plains of northern Montana, she received a surprising phone call.

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Glendive celebrates reading with event for kids

Glendive celebrates reading with event for kids

A street fair on Wednesday marked the end of the summer reading program at the Glendive Public Library.

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Sierra Club sues BNSF over coal dust from trains

Sierra Club sues BNSF over coal dust from trains

SEATTLE — The Sierra Club is suing Burlington Northern Santa Fe in federal court in Seattle over coal dust that blows off trains into Washington rivers and Puget Sound.

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Honor Flight No. 4 takes wing Sunday morning

Honor Flight No. 4 takes wing Sunday morning

Eighty-four veterans from across the state will be boarding the fourth Big Sky Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., on Sunday morning.

May 17, 2013 2:38 pmLoading…
Communities divided over plans to build new coal export terminals

Communities divided over plans to build new coal export terminals

The quickest way to move Powder River Basin coal to Asia is through Washington and Oregon, and multiple coal producers have teamed with export and rail companies to propose shipping facilities throughout the Pacific Northwest.

February 17, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Main rail route across northern Montana reopens

HELENA — BNSF Railway officials say crews early Saturday reopened the main rail route across northern Montana after two freight trains derailed the previous day near Glacier National Park.

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'Polar Express' story unfolds at Billings Depot

'Polar Express' story unfolds at Billings Depot

“Welcome aboard,” children were told Saturday evening as they entered the historic Billings Depot on Montana Avenue. “Here’s your ticket to the North Pole on the Polar Express.”

December 08, 2012 7:09 pm Photos

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Trains delivering oil to Washington refineries from Montana, North Dakota

TACOMA, Wash. — The oil boom in the Great Plains states is affecting refineries, ports and other businesses in Washington.

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 BNSF CEO says oil-by-rail hauling will contnue, even with Keystone XL pipeline

BNSF CEO says oil-by-rail hauling will contnue, even with Keystone XL pipeline

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will continue shipping millions of barrels of crude oil from the prolific Bakken oil play even if the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is built, BNSF’s chief executive told a Billings audience.

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BNSF CEO says oil-by-rail shipments continue to help Bakken development

BNSF CEO says oil-by-rail shipments continue to help Bakken development

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will continue shipping millions of barrels of crude oil from the prolific Bakken oil play even if the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is built, BNSF’s chief executive said Wednesday in Billings.

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Guest opinion: Heavy traffic ahead: Plan now to live with more trains

Guest opinion: Heavy traffic ahead: Plan now to live with more trains

We assisted the Western Organization of Resource Councils in the development of a report titled Heavy Traffic Ahead, which looked into the question of how coal would be transported by rail from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana to the proposed export terminals in Oregon and Washi…

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Debate over coal shipments divides communities

Debate over coal shipments divides communities

Communities along the 1,000 mile-plus route from coal fields in Montana and Wyoming to potential Pacific Coast terminals are divided by more than just the tracks.

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How much should the Corps of Engineers EIS cover?

How much should the Corps of Engineers EIS cover?

Montana Rail Link tracks bisect Stillwater County from Park City to Reed Point. On an average day, about 15 trains pass through, most of them carrying something other than coal. They can tie up crossings up and down the line, and occasionally back up traffic on Highway 78 as it approaches Co…

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Legislative panel suggests Butte rail route for more coal trains

Legislative panel suggests Butte rail route for more coal trains

BUTTE — A legislative interim committee has a suggestion for communities apprehensive about additional train traffic that could result from possible increases in coal shipments from Montana and Wyoming to the West Coast: route the trains through Butte.

July 24, 2012 7:06 am Photos

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BNSF donates $40,000 to support Big Sky Honor Flight

BNSF donates $40,000 to support Big Sky Honor Flight

With a $40,000 financial boost, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway will help nearly 100 World War II veterans will make the inaugural flight to Washington, D.C., to visit their memorial in June.

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BNSF willing to talk about Miles City depot lease, postpone demolition

BNSF willing to talk about Miles City depot lease, postpone demolition

The old Northern Pacific Depot in Miles City has a new lease on life.

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Glendive at the starting gate for another oil production race

Glendive at the starting gate for another oil production race

A decade ago, when Steve Bury and his family, drawn by the dinosaur digs, moved from Seattle to Glendive, the city's business district was a ghost town.

April 08, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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2 Libby-area men escape injury when train hits Jeep

LIBBY -- Two Libby-area residents escaped injury on Wednesday morning when their 1991 Jeep Cherokee was struck by a northbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train after becoming stuck in the deep gravel along the train tracks.

April 04, 2012 2:06 pmLoading…

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