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53 min ago | KCBD-TV Lubbock

Railroad officials investigate Houston derailment

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway spokeswoman says no one was injured and nothing was spilled when an engine and one freight car flipped over Monday evening. They came to rest next to an overpass.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WIZM-AM La Crosse

Decision in Second Tracks Expected Soon in La Crosse

The immediate fate of a train tracks project in La Crosse depends in part on what happens in the next several days. The city council should soon hold a special session to determine whether to accept an offer of significant infrastructure improvements from Burlington Northern in return for ending challenges to a second set of tracks through the city.

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Related Topix: La Crosse, WI, Railroads

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Fresno Bee

BNSF ending container hub service in Fresno

In this May 5, 2009 file photo, Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotives are parked in a rail yard in Lincoln, Neb. A unit of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers union has rejected a deal with BNSF that would have allowed one-person crews under certain circumstances.

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Related Topix: Fresno, CA, Railroads, San Bernardino, CA

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Albany Times Union

In this May 5, 2009 file photo, Burlington Northern Santa Fe locomotives are parked in a rail yard in Lincoln, Neb. A unit of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers union has rejected a deal with BNSF that would have allowed one-person crews under certain circumstances.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

TwinCities

Anoka: Pedestrian killed by freight train was girl, 16

The person who was fatally struck by a freight train in Anoka on Sunday evening has been identified as a teenage girl. Sixteen-year-old Carolyn Gallagher of Anoka was on foot when she was hit by an oncoming locomotive on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks at Minnesota 47, according to the Anoka County medical examiner's office.

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Related Topix: Anoka, MN, Railroads, Anoka County, MN

KELO-TV Sioux Falls

Thune Calls Committee Hearing On Railcar Backlog

Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad had more than 2,200 past-due grain car orders across the country, including more than 200 in South Dakota as of September 5. That's up ten percent from the week before. The backlog of rail cars may cut into the price for grain as South Dakota farmers head into the harvest.

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Related Topix: Railroads, US Politics, US News, John Thune, US Senate, Republican

Fri Sep 05, 2014

WKBT

BNSF offers more for a second railway track in La Crosse

Burlington Northern is adding more to its offer to La Crosse to add a second line of tracks in the city. Already BNSF offered to pay for utility work and other projects in the area.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

KXLY-TV Spokane

Plan for Kalama methanol plant progresses

Plans for a $1.8 billion methanol plant on the lower Columbia River at the Port of Kalama are progressing. The Daily News reports Burlington Northern Santa Fe has agreed to sell 2 acres for access to the site, and the port and Northwest Innovation have hired a team of consultants to prepare permit applications.

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KOMO News

Woman struck, killed by Amtrak train in Tacoma

A woman has been struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Tacoma. Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad spokesman Gus Melonas says the woman was walking near BNSF railway tracks near downtown when the train hit her about 8:20 a.m. Thursday.

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WIZM-AM La Crosse

Rail Offer Part of Discussion for Council This Month

The La Crosse city council may have a counter offer on the way to a rail company that wants to build a second set of tracks through part of the city. A key council committee meets tonight to discuess an offer submitted by Burlington Northern regarding the tracks.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Bellevue Reporter

Rep. Smith receives Spring District report

Congressman Adam Smith took a brief tour of Bellevue's Spring District on Tuesday, seeking answers as to how the city's most anticipated developing neighborhood will mesh with a maintenance facility in its backyard.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Adam Smith, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Railroads, Bellevue, WA

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Sweetwater Reporter

BNSF Transload Rail Park providing services

Shown is a photo of the BNSF Transload Rail Park. The 100+ railcars full of sand equals approximately 350 to 400 semi-trailer loads of sand.

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Greenwich Citizen

5 protesters blocking oil train arrested

Abby Brockway waves from atop a tripod erected on train tracks to a pair of engines passing on an adjacent track Tuesday, Sept.

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Denver Post

New rail access boosts Cheyenne industrial park

New railroad connections are making a growing industrial park near the intersections of interstates 25 and 80 on the outskirts of Cheyenne an attractive place for companies to set up shop, business development advocates say.

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The Fresno Bee

Demonstrators block train tracks in Everett

Protesters included one person sitting atop a tripod over the tracks, according to organizers with the group Rising Tide Seattle.

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KOMO News

Protesters against coal and oil trains block tracks in Everett

EVERETT, Wash. - About a dozen protesters have blocked railroad tracks at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in Everett.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers a...

Top BNSF rail executive says safer tanker car can greatly lower risk of oil by rail disasters

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway's executive chairman Matthew Rose says his company wants safer ways to haul volatile oil by rail from the Bakken fields of North Dakota to refineries and terminals in Washington and around the country that have seen rapidly increasing traffic since 2011.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA, Railroads

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Motley Fool

Is It Time to Buy Norfolk Southern Stock?

The railroad industry has performed extremely well lately, as a rebound in the overall economy has spurred larger shipments of vital goods throughout the nation.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Railroads, Norfolk Southern, Washington DC

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Star Tribune

Train carrying propane derails on Canada's border with ND, Minn., prompts evacuation

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying unscented propane derailed near Canada's border with Minnesota and North Dakota early Tuesday.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

jdsupra.com

The Texas Department of Transportation and Abrams-Kiewit Joint...

On August 22, 2014, the Texas Department of Transportation and Abrams-Kiewit Joint Venture reached commercial close on the Loop 375 Border Highway West Extension Project .

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Related Topix: El Paso, TX, Transportation, Railroads, Union Pacific Railroad, Santa Fe, TX

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