Bruce E. Kelly, Contributing Editor

Bruce E. Kelly, Contributing Editor

Railway Age Contributing Editor, Bruce Kelly, has produced photography and writing for rail publications since 1982. He was associate editor of Railfan & Railroad magazine 1988-1996. Since 1997, he has worked in the digital prepress department of a commercial printing company in northern Idaho.

Monday, 06 November 2017 09:22

Another tunnel, another time

As I stated in my blog about Hunter Harrison earlier this year, the numerical “success” he was credited with during his time at Canadian Pacific would not have been possible without the hard work, tough decisions, and massive investments in property made by his predecessors.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:07

BNSF, UP expanding, upgrading in northern Idaho

Track projects this summer in northern Idaho are expanding capacity on a busy segment of BNSF’s Northern Corridor, and upgrading conditions on Union Pacific’s route to the Canadian border.

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 10:21

Montana Rail Link marking 30th year

Oct. 31, 2017 marks the 30th anniversary for Montana Rail Link, a Class II regional operating more than 900 miles of main line and branch trackage from Jones Junction (Huntley), Mont., west to Sandpoint, Idaho, with trackage rights beyond Sandpoint to Spokane, Wash., over BNSF.

Railroads and their customers must not leave fate in the hands of a misinformed public.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 10:19

BNSF greenlights second Idaho bridge

Preparation for a long-anticipated second bridge across Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint, Idaho, has been given the go-ahead by BNSF Railway.

Monday, 27 March 2017 05:07

It shouldn't take a $300 million man

What has been will be again; what has been done will be done again. There is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say, “Look! This is something new”? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time. No one remembers the former generations, and even those yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow them. Ecclesiastes 1: 9-14.

Deep snowpack at higher elevations, an early spring thaw, and heavy rainfall are severely affecting rail lines in the Pacific Northwest, particularly in the panhandle of northern Idaho.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 02:18

Water by rail ready to roll

A terminal serving the crude oil industry is offering help for drought-stricken California.

Friday, 15 July 2016 08:19

Moving energy beyond borders

Can exports revive North America’s crude-by-rail and coal?

A Union Pacific train carrying 96 carloads of Bakken crude to a refinery in Tacoma, Wash., derailed in Mosier, Ore., on June 3.

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