Wye construction set to begin in west Willmar, Minnesota

By Shelby Lindrud, West Central Tribune; April 4, 2019 WILLMAR — After over five years of meetings, plans and agreements,…

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Heavy weather impacting BNSF operations

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; March 17, 2019 BNSF is engaged in service recovery efforts in multiple…

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Amtrak to pay for next step in possible return to Wichita, Kansas

By Pilar Pedraza, KAKE ABC; March 14, 2019 WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) – “I think that it would be really cool…

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BNSF testing double-length grain trains

By Bruce E. Kelly, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; March 14, 2019 BNSF is experimenting with the process of combining…

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Wichita, Kansas city leaders in Washington to talk about funding and Amtrak

By Craig Andres, KSNW NBC; March 12, 2019 WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Mayor Jeff Longwell and city council members are…

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Amtrak: Host railroads earn ‘C’ average for on-time performance

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 11, 2019 Canadian Pacific was the only Class I to receive an “A” for hosting…

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Amtrak to participate in TIGER grant for Southwest Chief

By Chad Frey, Newton Kansan, The Kansan; February 27, 2019 Another round of the fight to preserve the Southwest Chief…

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Avalanche, boulders block tracks; Amtrak California Zephyr train delayed in Reno, Nevada

By Marcella Corona, Reno Gazette Journal; February 26, 2019 It was a long day for Karen Malik. The 50-year-old San…

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BNSF outlines capex plans for California, New Mexico and Texas

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; February 21, 2019 BNSF Railway Co. yesterday unveiled its 2019 capital expenditure plans for California, New…

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Opinion from Vancouver: Passengers, tourism, must be considered in railroad discussions

By Steve Sammut, Vancouver Sun; February 14, 2019 With the May 2018 amendments to the Canada Transportation Act, the Canadian…

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BNSF bumps up spending on expansion projects this year as intermodal business grows

By Michael Angell, Freight Waves; February 14, 2019 BNSF (NYSE: BRK.A) plans to spend the largest amount since 2015 on…

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BNSF Announces Plan for 2019 Capital Investments

A press release from BNSF Railway Company; February 13, 2019: FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) today announced its…

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Canadian rail rules derailed by American red tape

By: Dylan Robertson, Winnipeg Free Press; February 8, 2019 OTTAWA — Transport Canada had no clue what items American freight trains…

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BNSF customers invested $3 billion in industrial developments in 2018

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; February 1, 2019 BNSF Railway Co. announced yesterday that plant construction and upgrade investments made by…

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Future of BNSF’s Havelock shops in Nebraska uncertain; 400 workers could be affected

By MATT OLBERDING, Lincoln Journal Star; January 29, 2019 The future of BNSF Railways’ Havelock shops appears to be up…

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Three companies and what they said about precision railroading in their earnings calls

By John Kingston, Freight Waves; January 22, 2019 Three sides of the move to precision railroading (PSR) were on display…

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Thief stole tools from BNSF, then got truck stuck on tracks

By Zachariah Bryan, The Herald; December 24, 2018 MONROE — Railroad tracks apparently foiled someone’s plan to make off with…

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U.S. miscalculated benefit of better train brakes, the Associated Press reports

By Matthew Brown, Associated Press, The Spokesman-Review; December 20, 2018 BILLINGS, Mont. – President Donald Trump’s administration miscalculated the potential…

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BNSF’s Matt Rose: ‘Less is NOT better’

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; December 10, 2018 Railway Age December 2018, Cover Story: BNSF Railway Co.…

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Beaumont, Texas residents awake to several hours of a broken train horn blaring over and over

By Scott Eslinger, 12 News ABC, NBC; November 21, 2018 BEAUMONT — Residents all over Beaumont and especially those in…

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Grizzly Cub Dies After Being Hit by Train Near Columbia Falls, Montana

By Justin Franz, Flathead Beacon; November 16, 2018 A male grizzly cub was struck and killed by a train near…

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G.I. magazine’s military friendly employer list includes five railroads

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; November 13, 2018 Five major railroads appear on the 2019 Military Friendly® Employers list recently issued…

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Fixing Chicago’s freight rail congestion

By Katie Pyzyk, Smart Cities Dive; November 12, 2018 As goods and raw materials make their way to all parts…

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BNSF workers escape along rail line after man fires at them

By The Associated Press, The Telegraph; October 25, 2018 LEAVENWORTH, Wash. Authorities say BNSF Railway workers escaped using the rail…

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BNSF, GE partner to innovate locomotives

By Evan Hoopfer, Staff Writer, Dallas Business Journal, Memphis Business Journal; October 24, 2018 Two giants of the rail industry…

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