Monday May 13
Bridge Sidewalk Near Metra Station to Close Wednesday for Maintenance
The Columbia Street bridge sidewalk over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad will be closed to pedestrians for one day this week due to maintenance work.
Monday May 13
Driver Of Semi In Collision With Train Has Died
St. Cloud Hospital spokeswoman Jeanine Nistler says Eric Westin, of Pine City, died early Monday morning.
Fri May 10, 2013
Providence And Worcester Is The Next Canadian Pacific
The Providence and Worcester Railroad Company is a regional freight railroad operating in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York.
Thu May 09, 2013
Environmental Group Threatens Lawsuit After City Council OKs Rail Yard
An environmental advocacy group threatened to file a lawsuit Thursday following a City Council vote to approve a new rail yard for the Port of Los Angeles.
Wed May 08, 2013
Death of man hit by train in Steilacoom ruled suicide
The death of a man hit Monday night by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train in Steilacoom was ruled a suicide, the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office said Wednesday.
Judge Tosses Suit vs. Kirkland on Rail Corridor; Next Stop, Federal Board
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to prevent the city of Kirkland from removing tracks on the Cross Kirkland Corridor, filed by a small Ballard railroad company.
Tue May 07, 2013
4 injured in collision between train, semi
Authorities say a collision between a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train and a semi carrying anhydrous ammonia injured four people, caused a small leak of the volatile chemical and evacuated a nearby elementary school in western Minnesota.
Train Hits, Kills Man on Tracks in Steilacoom
A 42-year-old man died after he was hit by a train Monday night in Steilacoom, according to authorities.
Mon May 06, 2013
UPDATE 2-Buffett says economy on mend, bonds 'terrible' investment
Warren Buffett said the U.S. economy is gradually improving, but low interest rates have made bonds "terrible investments" while stocks remain "reasonably priced." Speaking on CNBC television on Monday, the chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc said the economy is benefiting from an upturn in areas that had not previously performed ... (more)
The Martinez Trestle: A Rusty Reminder Of Days Gone By
For as long as most of us can remember, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe trestle at Alhambra Avenue has been a rusty reminder of glory days of Martinez.
Fri May 03, 2013
Forum speaker: Communities to benefit from intermodal hub
An area locomotive hub, and the foresight of local leaders, undoubtably will benefit the Franklin County community, a neighboring economic developer said Friday.
IBM PureSystems Gain Cloud Application Reliability, Security
IBM announced enhancements to its PureSystems family of expert integrated systems that provide greater reliability, security and support for new platforms such as Windows.
Berkshire's Munger says takeover prices look very high
In an interview with Reuters on the eve of Berkshire's annual shareholder meeting, Vice Chairman Charlie Munger said the company has over the years made many of its most desirable purchases in periods of "great catastrophes," but little appears on the horizon now.
Thu May 02, 2013
Coal trains could derail Marysville's economy
Marysville isn't a city with an "other side of the tracks." It's a city with "both sides of the tracks." Marysville runs north-south, through Snohomish County, separated at 16 different points from the economic lifeline of Interstate 5 by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line.
Valley News Live
Minn. woman wearing headphones hit by train
Authorities say a 19-year-old Minnesota woman didn't hear the freight train that struck and critically injured her because she was hearing headphones.
Wed May 01, 2013
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers a...
Railroads gain as coal shipping rebounds from record low
NEW YORK - Railroads in the U.S. such as Union Pacific Corp. and Burlington Northern Santa Fe may be rolling past the record slump in coal volume as costlier natural gas and summer weather rekindle demand from the nation's power plants.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Photos: Burlington-Northern train between Vancouver and Seattle
April 30, 1971. Ray Allan photo of last Burlington-Northern train between Vancouver and Seattle.
Eddie's Rail Fan Page
Eastbound Burlington Northern freight train. Westmont Illinois. November 1989.
I took this photograph, way back in early November of 1989. An eastbound Burlington Northern freight train, is viewed passing through the Westmont Illinois Metra commuter rail station.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Christian Science Monitor
Oil by train runs out of track
An aerial image shows a train entering a depot along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line outside of Williston, N.D. Just as analysts say Canadian rail use is set to soar again, shipping oil by rail may no longer be economic, Schaeffer writes.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Kimball Council approves appointment of new police chief
Huff replaces Chief Mark Simpson, who resigned effective April 15. Simpson had been on leave since March 15, following challenges to the accuracy of information he'd presented to another law enforcement agency.