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Railway wants to build second bridge in Idaho

SANDPOINT, Idaho — Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad wants to build a second bridge in northern Idaho to handle an expected increase in traffic that includes coal and oil trains.

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1 dead after 3 locomotives hit pickup at crossing

GREAT FALLS — One person died Friday after three BSNF Railway locomotives collided with a pickup truck Friday at a crossing near Stockett southeast of Great Falls.

September 28, 2013 7:19 amLoading…

Rail line back in service after derailment

HELENA — The rail line across northern Montana is back in service, after being closed by a freight train derailment Wednesday morning.

February 14, 2013 10:20 amLoading…

Train derails near Malta, spills soybeans

HELENA — A freight train hauling soybeans derailed about 10 miles west of Malta, spilling some of the freight and closing the main rail line along northern Montana.

February 13, 2013 11:39 amLoading…

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.

January 26, 2013 3:24 pmLoading…

2 freight trains derail in Glacier Park area

HELENA — The main rail route across northern Montana was closed Friday after two freight trains derailed near Glacier National Park. No one was injured and no freight spilled, BNSF Railway officials said.

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Sheridan man killed when hit by train

SHERIDAN — A train struck and killed a 61-year-old man who was walking on the tracks in Sheridan.

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No injuries after train derails in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS — Crews are working to get 12 cars of a freight train back on track after they derailed in Great Falls.

October 07, 2012 8:25 pmLoading…
Montana rail line reopened after fiery derailment

Montana rail line reopened after fiery derailment

ISMAY — A Montana rail line is open again three days after a freight train's derailment caused six cars carrying a fuel additive to explode in a fiery cloud.

August 08, 2012 6:03 pmLoading…
BNSF to hire 140 Montanans

BNSF to hire 140 Montanans

BNSF Railway Co. expects to hire about 140 people and invest $111 million maintaining and improving its rail tracks across Montana this year.

May 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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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.

April 27, 2012 5:00 pmLoading…

Rail car makes 16-mile run on its own

HELENA — BNSF Railway officials say a single flatbed car got away from a bridge crew working about 40 miles southeast of Great Falls and traveled 11 miles down the tracks and five miles back before being stopped by a rail crane.

April 18, 2012 5:00 pmLoading…

BNSF Railway to move idled rail cars near Big Sandy

GREAT FALLS — BNSF Railway Co. plans to put back into service idled rail cars that have been stored on tracks near Big Sandy and between Great Falls and Cascade.

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1 person dies after train-vehicle crash near Chester

TIBER - Railroad officials say one person has died after a crash between a freight train and a vehicle at a crossing in northern Montana, about five miles west of Chester.

March 12, 2012 5:54 pmLoading…
Train hits semi on Montana Hi-Line

Train hits semi on Montana Hi-Line

HELENA — A freight train with its whistle blowing derailed Tuesday in northeastern Montana after colliding with a semitrailer that had pulled across tracks at a private crossing between Bainville and Culbertson, a BNSF Railway spokesman said.

January 17, 2012 3:10 pmLoading…

Busy Montana track resumes service after derailment

GLASGOW — Railroad tracks are open again along a busy Montana line after a large derailment was cleared way.

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2 workers injured in BNSF train derailment near Great Falls

GREAT FALLS — Two BNSF employees were injured when a freight train rear-ended another train and derailed just south of Great Falls.

July 20, 2011 6:40 amLoading…
Milk River receding in Glasgow; Roundup roads reopen

Milk River receding in Glasgow; Roundup roads reopen

The Glasgow area has survived the highest water in its recorded history and the Milk River is receding, officials said Friday, while hundreds of residents near Roundup along the Musselshell River remain stranded due to floodwaters.

June 10, 2011 5:45 pm Photos

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BNSF track near Laurel closed

All Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Montana Rail Link tracks across Montana will be operating by early Thursday evening after flood damage near Laurel and Livingston was repaired.

May 26, 2011 5:00 pmLoading…
Trains start moving again in southern Montana

Trains start moving again in southern Montana

Because of heavy rains, train and highway transportation across south central Montana remained gridlocked much of Wednesday. But conditions improved as the rain eased up.

May 25, 2011 12:15 pm Related Loading…

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