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Guest opinion: BNSF works with local officials for public safety

At BNSF Railway, we take public safety seriously and understand that communities want to know what materials may be moving through their towns in order to ensure that adequate precautions can be taken. That’s why BNSF has long provided detailed information about all hazardous material shipme…

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Gazette opinion: Federal, state officials perform a miracle

Gazette opinion: Federal, state officials perform a miracle

Federal and state transportation officials have performed a miracle before our own eyes.

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Logjam of Montana grain shipments improves

Logjam of Montana grain shipments improves

After months of delays, the logjam of Montana grain waiting to ship by train to Pacific ports is beginning to break.

June 23, 2014 5:07 pmLoading…
Wheat trains rolling after winter delays

Wheat trains rolling after winter delays

Montana wheat shipments to Pacific Northwest ports continue to improve after a cold, sluggish winter for BNSF trains.

June 02, 2014 5:28 pm Related Loading…

Senators ask BNSF for better Montana service

Rail shipping delays are hurting Montana's economy and need to improve, the state's U.S. senators told BNSF on Friday.

May 02, 2014 5:46 pmLoading…
Rail delays hit Powder River Basin Coal

Rail delays hit Powder River Basin Coal

In one of the coldest winters in recent memory, the heating plant at the University of North Dakota was running out of coal.

April 22, 2014 1:00 am Related Loading…

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…
Grain trains delayed by weather, construction, oil

Grain trains delayed by weather, construction, oil

Montana farmers are struggling to get their wheat to Pacific ports, as weather, construction and traffic take a toll on grain trains.

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Ups and Downs:

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.

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BNSF plans to upgrade tanker fleet after accidents

BNSF plans to upgrade tanker fleet after accidents

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.

February 20, 2014 4:13 pmLoading…

Big Boy engine restoration could take 3 to 5 years

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.

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Oil, freight shipments detour Amtrak trains

Oil, freight shipments detour Amtrak trains

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.

February 09, 2014 10:25 am Photos

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Oil trains raise concerns in small towns, cities

Oil trains raise concerns in small towns, cities

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.

December 19, 2013 7:58 am Photos

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Group seeks Bullock's support to expand passenger rail service

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.

July 16, 2013 6:30 pmLoading…
BNSF rail expansion good for Montana economy

BNSF rail expansion good for Montana economy

Lochiel Edwards knows no better place to check the pulse of the Montana economy than the iron arteries of the Burlington Northern Sante Fe.

June 30, 2013 6:00 am Photos

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George F. Will: A congressional mandate that is off the rails

George F. Will: A congressional mandate that is off the rails

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.

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Robert J. Samuelson: Amtrak fantasy: U.S. government should quit train business

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…

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Three people arrested for transporting marijuana via Amtrak

Three people arrested for transporting marijuana via Amtrak

Three suspects have been arrested in northeast Montana and are facing felony charges for allegedly transporting large amounts of marijuana on an Amtrak train.

October 09, 2012 8:05 pm Photos

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Guest opinion: Heavy traffic ahead: Plan now to live with more trains

Guest opinion: Heavy traffic ahead: Plan now to live with more trains

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…

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