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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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…

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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.

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High winds derail train in Montana

High winds derail train in Montana

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.

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Missoula officials say community prepared for fuel disasters

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.

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Building on success: Rock Creek Lumber spruces up property, opens Billings location

Building on success: Rock Creek Lumber spruces up property, opens Billings location

R.D. Kirkness has opened a second Rock Creek Lumber in a Billings West End industrial park, six blocks from where he grew up.

November 15, 2013 9:45 pm Photos

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Slicing and dicing

Slicing and dicing

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.

October 28, 2013 9:30 am Photos

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MRL nabs 3 teens suspected of putting obstructions on tracks near Clinton

Officials with Montana Rail Link say they have identified three teenage boys suspected of putting obstacles on the railroad tracks west of Missoula.

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MRL train hits obstruction near Clinton

MISSOULA — The Missoula County sheriff’s office is investigating vandalism involving the Montana Rail Link tracks east of Missoula.

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‘Can’t hold us down’: Benefit to support couple facing deadly illnesses

‘Can’t hold us down’: Benefit to support couple facing deadly illnesses

What do you do when, in the span of three months, both your parents are diagnosed with deadly illnesses?

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Trains to resume running Friday after derailment near Superior

Trains to resume running Friday after derailment near Superior

MISSOULA — Freight trains were scheduled to resume running on the main Montana Rail Link on Friday as a crew of 40 people worked Thursday to clear the wreckage of a 23-car derailment four miles east of Superior.

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