U.S., Kansas, Oklahoma: Passenger rail advocates await BNSF’s study of expansion costs

By Tim Carpenter, The Hutchinson News; January 22, 2020 The challenge of stretching Amtrak passenger service from Oklahoma City to…

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U.S., Washington State: Meet the group trying to electrify America’s railroads

By Aaron Kunkler, Bellevue Reporter; January 13, 2020 Mary Paterson’s involvement in solutionary rail, a vision to electrify rail corridors…

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U.S.: Shippers say they overpaid for rail transport, alleging price fixing

By L.M. Sixel, Houston Chronicle; January 6, 2020 The petrochemical and refining unit of the French energy major Total is…

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U.S.: Year of the train? Advocates look to restore passenger rail along Montana’s southern route

By Martin Kidston, Missoula Current, KZBK 7; January 5, 2020 While it’s been more than four decades since passenger rail…

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U.S., Idaho: BNSF crews trapped in derailed train escape, make it to shore

By Colette Buck, KHQ Local News Producer, FOX ABC Montana; January 1, 2020 BONNERS FERRY, Idaho – Bonners Ferry Firefighters…

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U.S., Washington State: State may revive Stampede Pass train service

By TJ Martinell, thelens.com; December 23, 2019 As the state continues to explore the idea of a bullet train line…

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U.S.: Toyota accuses U.S. rail carriers, including CSX, of price-fixing conspiracy

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; December 17, 2019 Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. has filed suit against the…

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Montana: Groups Plan To Sue Railroad Over Bear Deaths Near Glacier National Park

By Staff, National Parks Traveler; November 6, 2019 BNSF Railway Company is the target of a forthcoming lawsuit accusing the…

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Customers cheer regulator’s action against railroad demurrage charges

By Ellen Schneider and Will Robinson, Jacksonville Business Journal; October 8, 2019 The Surface Transportation Board is “deeply troubled” and…

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Willmar rail connector project is starting to take shape, Minnesota Department Of Transportation says

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 7, 2019 Construction has begun on a rail connector and industrial access project involving BNSF…

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This Boise, Idaho company says the nations 4 largest railroads violated antitrust law

By John Sowell, Idaho Statesman; October 2, 2019 The Amalgamated Sugar Co., the Boise-based company thatmakes sugar for food producers…

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Alcoa, Nova and others allege price-fixing by big U.S. railroads

By Patricia Sabatini, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; October 2, 2019 Pittsburgh-based Alcoa Corp., Nova Chemicals Inc. in Moon and several other companies…

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Hyundai and Kia file huge lawsuit against 4 biggest US railroads

By Kyle Hyatt, Road/Show By CNET; October 1, 2019 Remember in There Will Be Blood when Daniel Plainview got all…

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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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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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