Storm winds blow trains off tracks in Kansas

By Staff, The Hays Post; August 18, 2019 WALTON, Kan. — Strong winds from a line of thunderstorms blew over…

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Big Fire? Look Out, Here Comes the Train!

By John McKay, Newstalk 870 AM KFLD; July 30, 2019 Some of you may have heard of these firefighting trains,…

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Law protects those with obesity from discrimination,Washington State Supreme Court says

By Jim Camden, The Spokesman-Review; July 11, 2019 OLYMPIA – Employers can’t refuse to hire someone just because he or…

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BNSF freight train derails along Mississippi River in Wisconsin after reported mudslide

By Katrina Lamansky, WQAD 8; July 1, 2019 GLEN HAVEN, Wisconsin — A train derailed along the Mississippi River, about…

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Mother grizzly bear killed by train, then her 2 cubs struck and killed by another train, Montana officials say

By Travis Fedschun, Fox News; June 18, 2019 Unfortunately, it was not a fairy tale ending for these three bears.…

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Class One Railroads: How Did Things Get So Bad?

By Steve Banker, Contributor, Forbes; June 12, 2019 On May 22nd and May 23rd, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) held…

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Nebraska: Army Corps of Engineers says railroads did not have permission to build causeways in Platte River

By Michelle Bandur, KETV ABC 7; May 30, 2019 PLATTSMOUTH, Neb. — As two railroad causeways in Cass County come…

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CREATE partners complete BNSF Western Avenue Corridor project in Chicago

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; May 30, 2019 A BNSF Railway Co. project designed to eliminate train delays in the Chicago…

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Minnesota: Renderings shed new light on proposed Northern Lights Express project

By Jessie Slater, CBS 3 Duluth; April 30, 2019 DULUTH, MN– 12 years ago,  the idea to connect the Twin…

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Analysis: greed powers value for major North American railroads

By Alessandro Pasetti, The Loadstar; April 29, 2019 You already know that rail operators across North America are capitalising on the…

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High winds cause BNSF freight train to derail in Chase County, Kansas

By News Staff, KAKE; April 29, 2019 MATFIELD GREEN, Kan. (KAKE) – Authorities say it could be early Tuesday morning…

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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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