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30 rail cars derail in Missoula

30 rail cars derail in Missoula

MISSOULA — An early Tuesday morning train collision in the Missoula rail yard resulted in the derailments of 30 empty tank cars but no injuries or spills.

December 16, 2014 10:34 amLoading…
21st Street underpass to reopen this week

21st Street underpass to reopen this week

The 21st Street underpass may reopen by the end of the week after the bridge was damaged by a vehicle.

December 01, 2014 10:30 pmLoading…
Montana Rail Link crew members

Montana Rail Link crew members

Montana Rail Link crew members point out damage on their train after it struck a vehicle at 3rd Avenue S. and State Avenue on Friday.afternoon.The car left the scene after being hit and spinning away from the moving train.

October 10, 2014 3:10 pmLoading…
Car hit by train on South Side drives off; driver found uninjured

Car hit by train on South Side drives off; driver found uninjured

A car was able to be driven away Friday afternoon after a Montana Rail Link engine struck it at the intersection of State Avenue and Jackson Street.

October 10, 2014 2:39 pm Photos

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GAO: Federal planning, money needed for rail crossing infrastructure

GAO: Federal planning, money needed for rail crossing infrastructure

Many American cities, including several in Montana, are ill-prepared to deal with the safety challenges of increased rail traffic, concluded a federal government report released Friday.

September 26, 2014 4:49 pmLoading…

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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Have You Heard: Revamped Granary opens under new name

Have You Heard: Revamped Granary opens under new name

The former Granary restaurant reopened Monday in Billings with a revamped menu, a casual taproom for beer lovers and a new banner.

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Last remaining airplane body to be removed from river on Tuesday

Last remaining airplane body to be removed from river on Tuesday

ALBERTON — Key parts of Boeing jetliners remained among the wreckage along Montana Rail Link tracks west of here Monday, at a time when demand for them has never been higher.

July 08, 2014 12:15 am Video Photos

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Derailment cleared from MRL tracks; fuselages still in river

Derailment cleared from MRL tracks; fuselages still in river

MISSOULA — Crews on Saturday continued to clean up debris from a Montana Rail Link freight train that derailed near Fish Creek, sending three aircraft fuselages down an embankment and into the Clark Fork River.

July 06, 2014 9:31 amLoading…
Train derails near Fish Creek; aircraft fuselages in Clark Fork

Train derails near Fish Creek; aircraft fuselages in Clark Fork

MISSOULA − A Montana Rail Link freight train has derailed near Fish Creek, sending three aircraft fuselages down a steep embankment into the Clark Fork River.

July 05, 2014 9:59 amLoading…
Billings firefighters get safety training from Montana Rail Link

Billings firefighters get safety training from Montana Rail Link

David Newman, accompanied by Billings Fire Department firefighters, entered a locomotive Wednesday afternoon to explain the basics of running a train.

June 18, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Boyd Vopel, Pepper Valdez and Dave Newman

Boyd Vopel, Pepper Valdez and Dave Newman

Billings Fire Department’s Battalion Chief Boyd Vopel, left, and Pepper Valdez talk with Montana Rail Link’s Dave Newman during a safety training session for the firefighters in Billings on Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 4:23 pmLoading…
Dave Newman talks to firefighters

Dave Newman talks to firefighters

Montana Rail Link’s Dave Newman, at right, tells Billings firefighters Joe Sands, center, and Levi Bogunovich about train engines during a training session for Billings firefighters on Wednesday.

June 18, 2014 4:23 pmLoading…
Coal train protesters

Coal train protesters

Missoula Police Sgt. J.C. Denton escorts Will Genadek away from Montana Rail Link tracks near Madison Street on Sunday as a coal train approaches. Genadek and six other coal train protesters were cited for disorderly conduct for sitting near the tracks.

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Missoula police cite coal train protesters for disorderly conduct

Missoula police cite coal train protesters for disorderly conduct

MISSOULA — Seven people were cited with disorderly conduct for protesting a Montana Rail Link coal train passing through Missoula on Sunday.

April 13, 2014 4:50 pmLoading…

Train car derails after barley cars, locomotive collide

A train car derailed after colliding with a westbound locomotive at around 9 p.m. Monday, shutting down the main line for several hours. 

April 08, 2014 7:15 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: A bridge to connect both sides of the tracks

Gazette opinion: A bridge to connect both sides of the tracks

Billings’ historic railroad district has become the city’s entertainment center. With the beautifully renovated Northern Pacific depot as its centerpiece, Montana Avenue bustles with restaurants, retail, offices, technology, art galleries, theater and music. Renovated historic buildings on M…

April 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Billings on track for growth in rail service

Billings on track for growth in rail service

The producers of more and more commodities — from wheat to washing machines — are turning to railroad companies to bring their products to market, so much so that Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. traffic is almost back up to its peak 2006 pre-recession level.

March 06, 2014 7:22 pm Photos

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Wind derailment

Wind derailment

High winds caused a train derailment near Helena. Authorities were at the scene cleaning up the debris on Monday.

January 13, 2014 5:17 pmLoading…

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