U.S., Santa Fe to Amtrak History: The Super Chief and El Capitan to the Southwest Chief

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 5, 2021 On the former Santa Fe – now, BNSF –…

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U.S., The San Francisco Chief History: An Overlooked and Unfairly Forgotten Treasure From the Santa Fe

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator; February 22, 2021 Of all the storied trains running from Chicago to the Pacific…

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U.S., Amtrak Empire Builder History: Welsh Rabbit Was on the Great Northern Menu

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; January 8, 2021 James J. Hill was the Empire Builder by reputation…

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U.S., Montana – It’s official: Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority forms, eyes southern route

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current, KXLH 9; December 2, 2020 A dozen participating counties spanning Montana from east to west…

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U.S., Washington State: Two Bellingham women suspected in terrorist attack against BNSF, endangering the public

By David Rasbach, The Bellingham Herald; November 30, 2020 Two Bellingham women were charged with a terrorist attack and violence…

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U.S.: Efforts to restore passenger rail in southern Montana, Northern Rockies gain momentum

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; September 18, 2020 When the Big Sky Passenger Rail Summit kicked off in Missoula on…

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U.S.: Montana delegation, governor lend support for passenger rail across southern tier

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; September 17, 2020 Most of Montana’s congressional delegation signaled their support for the Big Sky…

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U.S., Montana: All aboard: Summit reflects support for passenger rail through Montana’s biggest towns

By Kim Briggeman, Missoulian; September 17, 2020 A county-driven passenger rail authority, the first concrete step toward restoring passenger rail…

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U.S., Texas: Katie Farmer Named CEO of BNSF

A press release from BNSF Railway; September 14, 2020: FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BNSF today announced that Executive Vice President Operations,…

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U.S.: Class I CEOs respond to FRA-STB’s letter on service issues

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 3, 2020 Several Class I chief executives this week responded to letters they received last…

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U.S.: BNSF unveils newly painted locomotives to recognize 25th anniversary

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; August 27, 2020 BNSF Railway Co. recently unveiled the first of 10 locomotives with special paint schemes…

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U.S., Montana: ‘Breadth of representation’ a good start for Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; August 9, 2020 Late last year, Missoula County Commissioner Dave Strohmaier sat in a coffee…

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U.S., Montana: Butte-Silver Bow becomes third county to formally join passenger rail effort

By Mike Smith, Montana Standard; August 6, 2020 Butte-Silver Bow has officially joined a multi-county authority to help facilitate and…

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U.S., Minnesota: Northstar route to St. Cloud could take up to 7 years, cost more than $250 million

By Nora G. Hertel, St. Cloud Times; August 5, 2020 ST. PAUL — It may cost between $36 million and $257 million…

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U.S., Montana: Passenger rail in Missoula is now one step closer to becoming a reality

By Tessa Nadeau, ABC FOX Montana, KHQ NBCX Q6; July 30, 2020 MISSOULA — The Missoula County Board of Commissioners…

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U.S.: Volume spike triggers surcharges, gate restrictions from Western US railroads

By Ari Ashe, Senior Editor, JOC.com; July 29, 2020 Pressure is building on the networks of Western US freight railroads,…

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U.S., Montana: ‘We can bring it back:’ City of Missoula backs Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; July 21, 2020 The Missoula City Council placed its unanimous support behind a growing effort…

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U.S.: Regulators say railroad talks can be included in lawsuits

By JOSH FUNK, AP Business Writer, San Antonio Express-News; July 14, 2020 OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal regulators say the…

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U.S., Montana: All aboard? Butte-Silver Bow could join push for passenger rail

By Mike Smith, Montana Standard; July 9, 2020 Butte-Silver Bow might join several other counties in trying to restore passenger…

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U.S., Montana: Gallatin, Broadwater counties join push for passenger rail service; members now at 7

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current; July 7, 2020 With the deadline nearing, the coalition of counties looking to bring passenger…

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U.S., Montana: Amtrak cuts could have outsized impact on Hi-Line

By Justin Franz, Montana Free Press; July 6, 2020 Whitefish is the busiest stop in Montana for Amtrak’s daily Empire…

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U.S., Washington State: Mixed reaction to Stampede Pass rail line

By TJ Martinell, Lens Media; June 24, 2020 A consulting group will soon release a final report on its study…

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U.S.: Surface Transportation Board issues decisions on demurrage and accessorial charges

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; May 1, 2020 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has made three decisions defining how the…

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