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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.
Expanded rail capacity for Port of Everett
The Port of Everett, Wash., has begun construction on a new rail siding to handle the movement of international cargo.
BNSF honors employees for 'exceptional contributions,' safety in 2016
BNSF Railway recognized 65 employees for their outstanding achievements in 2016 at the annual Employees of the Year ceremony in Fort Worth.
Metra launches 2017 construction program
Chicago’s Metra and its railroad partners announced plans to begin $216 million worth of infrastructure investments in 2017.
“Let’s Go Places” with BNSF: Toyota Logistics
With advertising that proclaims “Let’s Go Places,” Toyota wouldn’t be able to live up to its slogan were it not for BNSF Railway’s high-quality performance, moving motor vehicles produced by…
AAR: March sees sand, grain carload marks
Carloads on U.S. railroads grew by 7.3% in March from the same month a year ago, the Association of American Railroads reported.
Friss joins GREX as process improvement director
Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) has appointed David Friss Director of Process Improvement.
Idaho weather disrupts BNSF, UP, MRL and Amtrak services
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.
BNSF settles environmental lawsuit over coal car spills
Could the conventional hopper car be going the way of the steam locomotive? In Seattle BNSF Railway settled a lawsuit brought by the Sierra Club and other environmental groups for…
Coal leads weekly rail traffic gains
Coal led all gainers as rail traffic in the U.S. totaled 521,607 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending March 4, up 1.8 percent from the same week in…
Export grain buyers shifting to Gulf ports as PNW delays persist
Brutal winter weather threatens to further delay export grain shipments by rail and vessel loading at Pacific Northwest ports, but that could be a boon to maritime centers along the…
New Year sets record for Port of LA
The Port of Los Angeles marked the busiest January in its history as overall container traffic surged 17.4% from the same month a year ago.
BNSF sees $3.5B in economic development
Development along BNSF Railway's network totaled nearly $3.5 billion in 2016, including completion of a $1.3-billion steel mill in Arkansas and a sugar facility in Illinois.
More rain whipsaws BNSF with outages in NorCal, PNW
High water blocked BNSF's Lakeside Subdivision between Spokane and Pasco, Wash., Thursday in the twisting, narrow Hatton Coulee between Hatton and Connell.
Weather delaying grain exports from PNW
Exporters moving U.S. grain to Asian markets continue to struggle with harsh winter weather that’s delayed shipments via rail to ports in the Pacific Northwest.
Avalanche closes Montana line again
Rail traffic through the Rockies in Northern Montana on Thursday was blocked by an avalanche, just days after freight and passenger trains resumed operations following a similar event.
NTSB: Bad axle caused BNSF collision
A broken axle led to a collision between two BNSF trains that touched off a crude oil spill and fire, a National Transportation Safety Board probe has found.
New Orleans Public Belt for sale
A private operator is being sought for the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, which operates more than 100 miles of track connecting to six major railroads in the Crescent City.
BNSF re-opens Montana line after avalanche
Freight shipments could be delayed as much as 48 hours through the Montana Rockies as BNSF re-opened the Northern Corridor route late Tuesday after an avalanche blocked tracks and temporarily…
BNSF wants your business
BNSF is offering six new BNSF Certified Sites that “are optimal for customer development along its rail network.”
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