Montana Rail Link
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.
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.
The former Granary restaurant reopened Monday in Billings with a revamped menu, a casual taproom for beer lovers and a new banner.
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.
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.
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.
David Newman, accompanied by Billings Fire Department firefighters, entered a locomotive Wednesday afternoon to explain the basics of running a train.
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.
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.
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.
MISSOULA — Seven people were cited with disorderly conduct for protesting a Montana Rail Link coal train passing through Missoula on Sunday.
A train car derailed after colliding with a westbound locomotive at around 9 p.m. Monday, shutting down the main line for several hours.
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…
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.
High winds caused a train derailment near Helena. Authorities were at the scene cleaning up the debris on Monday.
BUTTE — Gusty winds apparently blew 58 large containers off a train 13 miles west of Helena near the small community of Austin and caused numerous power outages throughout Lewis and Clark County.
Missoula does get some of the Bakken crude oil that prompted a federal safety warning Thursday, but local officials say the community is prepared for fuel disasters.
R.D. Kirkness has opened a second Rock Creek Lumber in a Billings West End industrial park, six blocks from where he grew up.
A 2,000-pound block of metal that used to be a car sits at the mouth of Montana’s first vehicle shredder, the heart of Lockwood’s new industrial site.
Officials with Montana Rail Link say they have identified three teenage boys suspected of putting obstacles on the railroad tracks west of Missoula.