Rail Transportation In The United States
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Federal and state transportation officials have performed a miracle before our own eyes.
After months of delays, the logjam of Montana grain waiting to ship by train to Pacific ports is beginning to break.
Montana wheat shipments to Pacific Northwest ports continue to improve after a cold, sluggish winter for BNSF trains.
Rail shipping delays are hurting Montana's economy and need to improve, the state's U.S. senators told BNSF on Friday.
In one of the coldest winters in recent memory, the heating plant at the University of North Dakota was running out of coal.
A train car derailed after colliding with a westbound locomotive at around 9 p.m. Monday, shutting down the main line for several hours.
Montana farmers are struggling to get their wheat to Pacific ports, as weather, construction and traffic take a toll on grain trains.
Safer shipping. BNSF railway announced plans to buy 5,000 strengthened tank cars to haul oil and ethanol. The railroad plans to acquire the new tankers without waiting for the government to raise safety standards.
BNSF Railway Co. said Thursday it intends to buy a fleet of 5,000 strengthened tank cars to haul oil and ethanol in a move that would set a higher benchmark for safety within an industry that's seen multiple major accidents.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Train enthusiasts are hoping an enormous Union Pacific steam locomotive arrives in Cheyenne in time for Depot Days in May, when the railroad opens its facilities to the public.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The ice fishing in northeast North Dakota is the best it’s been in two decades, but some anglers can’t make it because trains handling freight and crude from the state’s oil patch are displacing Amtrak passenger service.
WOLF POINT — It's tough to miss the trains hauling crude oil out of the Northern Plains. They are growing more frequent by the day, mile-long processions of black tank cars that rumble through wheat fields and towns, along rivers and national parks.
HELENA — Some advocates of reviving passenger rail service in the West urged Gov. Steve Bullock to take up the issue with his counterparts in the Western Governors’ Association.
Lochiel Edwards knows no better place to check the pulse of the Montana economy than the iron arteries of the Burlington Northern Sante Fe.
WASHINGTON — Texting while driving is dangerous, especially if you are driving a train. A commuter train engineer was texting on Sept. 12, 2008, near Los Angeles, when he missed a stop signal and crashed into a freight train. Twenty-five people died.
WASHINGTON -- There is something about Amtrak -- perhaps the romance of railroads or the promise of relieving traffic congestion and economizing on oil and greenhouse gas emissions -- that causes otherwise sensible people to lose contact with reality. The reality is that Amtrak is a waste of…
Three suspects have been arrested in northeast Montana and are facing felony charges for allegedly transporting large amounts of marijuana on an Amtrak train.
We assisted the Western Organization of Resource Councils in the development of a report titled Heavy Traffic Ahead, which looked into the question of how coal would be transported by rail from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana to the proposed export terminals in Oregon and Washi…