At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantities of crude, with most of the accidents touching off fires or catastrophic explosions.
U.S. transportation officials on Thursday pressed for companies to come up with safer ways to transport oil on the nation’s rail lines following some explosive accidents as crude trains proliferate across North America.
SUPERIOR — Twenty-three freight cars lie in tangled wreckage above and in the Clark Fork River after an early morning derailment four miles east of Superior on Wednesday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cheyenne city officials say they're almost finished redesigning a railroad crossing to make that part of town quieter for guests in nearby hotels.
LAUREL — Montana Rail Link President Tom Walsh sat inside a soon-to-be crowded 1916 passenger coach car and looked out the window at the hundreds of people lined up outside, waiting to join him.
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.
Reading the letters to the editor regarding coal train traffic has been humorous at best, and mean-spirited at worst. Coal has and will continue to be important to our national economic vitality in general and our state in particular.
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.
HELENA -- .A five-car train derailment near Birdseye remains under investigation, according to officials.
When Montana Advocates for Passenger Rail Service first started we had to agree that in pushing for the southern route we would not let it replace the northern route, the Empire Builder.
Forrest Mars, billionaire former chief executive of Mars Inc., has purchased about one-third of a controversial planned coal railroad that would run through his Montana property.
BOZEMAN — Montana Rail Link officials are investigating after a boxcar partially loaded with grain rolled away from a loading dock, traveled across a road and derailed on the east side of Bozeman.
CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Legislature this year allocated $5 million for matching grants to help communities that would like to dampen the noise from passing trains.
RAWLINS — The Union Pacific train conductor bent low, dark blue vest and coat hanging from his slight frame. Jim Coker popped both eyebrows above his spectacles and sang a question below a trim gray mustache.