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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Two grizzly cubs killed on BNSF railroad tracks

By Brendan LaChance, Oil City News; October 16, 2019 CASPER, Wyo. — Two grizzly bear cubs were found dead on…

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Montana: Missoula County lobbies for costly return of passenger rail service

By Dave Stalling, Missoula Current, KXLH 9; October 4, 2019 Missoula County commissioners on Thursday expressed their interest in restoring…

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Montana Senator Tester inserts Amtrak ticket agents in appropriations bill

By Tim Leeds, Havre Daily News; September 20, 2019 Montana’s senior senator said Thursday he inserted language in a appropriations…

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Remembering Shep, the ‘forever faithful’ dog of Fort Benton, Montana

By John Riley, MTN News, KRTV 3; September 6, 2019 FORT BENTON — On the banks of the Missouri River…

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Montana Rail Link budgets record capex

By Jeff Stagl, Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 2019 Capital spending for Montana Rail Link (MRL) is up in 2019…

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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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Politico Morning Transportation: Tracking Amtrak’s long distance train debate

Another plane manufacturer hit by sensor issues By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; April 22, 2019 TRACKING AMTRAK’S LONG DISTANCE…

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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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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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Montana: Grizzly bear killed in BNSF train collision near West Glacier

By MTN News, KPAX 8; September 14, 2018 KALISPELL – State wildlife officials report that a male grizzly bear was…

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President of Montana Rail Link to retire at the end of the year

By KIM BRIGGEMAN, Missoulian; September 10, 2018 It’s been 15 years since Montana Rail Link had a shakeup at the…

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles Fight Montana Fires

By Justin Franz, Flathead Beacon; September 2, 2018 While the thought of fire is often accompanied by the image of…

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As Amtrak Proposes Changes to Long-Distance Trains, Passenger Rail Advocates Sound the Alarm

By Justin Franz, Flathead Beacon; August 30, 2018 Passenger rail advocates are raising concerns about changes to Amtrak’s long-distance trains…

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Ohio senators attempt to force Amtrak to restaff Cincinnati Union Terminal and other stations

By Cameron Knight and Hannah Sparling, Cincinnati Enquirer; July 26, 2018 Rail supporters were devastated in May when Amtrak announced…

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Havre, Montana protests closure of Amtrak’s staffed ticket counter

By: Elizabeth Transue, MTN News, KRTV 3; May 25, 2018 Amtrak recently announced that it plans to eliminate ticket agent…

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Amtrak closes record number of on-site ticketing counters

By Joe Williams, Washington Examiner; May 21, 2018 Amtrak closed a record amount of on-site ticket windows in the first…

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Montana Senator Steve Daines fights against Amtrak ticket-agent cuts along Hi-Line

By MTN News, KRTV 3; May 17, 2018 During a hearing in the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and…

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Double track: Montana Rail Link wants to hasten trains through Missoula

By Kim Briggeman, Missoulian, May 13, 2018 Adding an extended siding across the overpass at East Missoula is another step…

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Amtrak to close Shelby, Havre ticket counters in Montana

By Phil Drake, Great Falls Tribune; May 7, 2018 Amtrak will close two ticket counters in Montana in early June…

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An Amtrak adventure provides a fun, flavorful travel alternative to flights and road trips

By Kyra Ames, Montana Standard; April 24, 208 One of the perks of living in Montana is not having to…

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Federal judge: Amtrak liable for woman’s 2015 rape on Montana train

By Seaborn Larson, Great Falls Tribune; April 12, 2018 A federal magistrate judge ruled that Amtrak is responsible for a woman’s rape…

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Working on the railroad: Montana Rail Link workforce expands as train traffic rises

By KIM BRIGGEMAN, Missoulian; January 26, 2018 Montana Rail Link will hire 90 new track laborers and switchmen in what’s…

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Now a 30-year-old regional, Montana Rail Link continues to mine carloads both solo and with BNSF

By Jeff Stagl, Managing Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 2017 Montana Rail Link (MRL) launched operations on Halloween in 1987.…

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Riding the Empire Builder train through America’s Midwest

By Mark Footer, Post Magazine, South China Morning Post; November 30, 2017 Butter sculpting and lumberjack/jill demonstrations under a bright…

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