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Oil train lines .
I was talking with Meteor Blades the other day about oil , oil trains , insurance ... Where / who was hauling oil came up .
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Rail CEOs to Investors: "Bomb Trains" Safe At Almost Any Speed
Burlington Northern Santa Fe recently said it would proceed with plans to increase speeds for oil-by-rail unit trains in Devil's Lake, N.D. to 60 MPH from 30 MPH, despite opposition from local officials.
COLUMN-Why railroads are taking a fresh look at natural gas: Kemp
Gas-fuelled locomotives are not a new idea. Plymouth Locomotive Company built the first propane-fuelled rail engine as early as 1936.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
WIZM-AM La Crosse
Rail Safety Group Seeking More Concessions
The offer from Burlington Northern to the city of La Crosse apparently won't be the last word on whether a second set of tracks gets built through the city.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Lake Cowichan Gazette
Body found near Nelson is missing Cranbrook man
The inset map above shows the approximate area where the body was found, on the Svoboda Road access to the Burlington Northern trail.
Freight train hits teen on tracks at Bellingham
A 17-year-old boy who was sitting between the rails of a railroad track was knocked aside when he was hit by a freight train.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
The Motley Fool
Warren Buffett Couldn't Have Imagined the Success of This Purchase
Warren Buffett is good at seeing the long-term future of a business, but there's no way he imagined railroads would be this successful.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
BSNF Railways Looking To Cut Jobs In Favor Of Computerized Model
Thousands of jobs nation wide, hundreds in Nebraska, are on the line as Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway looks to cut train crews in half.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
WIZM-AM La Crosse
City Mulls Rail Company Offer
The city of La Crosse will review an offer from Burlington Northern to get a move on regarding a new set of tracks.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Valley News Live
Congressional Delegation Meets with BNSF in Fargo
With harvest right around the corner, the grain car shortage continues to be a hot button issue for farmers, elevator operators and the railroad.
Two killed when struck by Metra commuter train
A spokeswoman for the Metra commuter rail service says two people were killed when they were struck by a train headed for Chicago's Union Station.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Carson was too late to be part of a lawsuit against Los Angeles, BNSF
Burlington Northern Santa Fe wants to build a railyard that it says will reduce truck traffic in the Port of Long Beach by utilizing the Alameda Corridor.
The Fresno Bee
Teen killed by train in Hanford is identified
A boy killed by a freight train early Monday in Hanford was identified by the Kings County Coroner as Manuel Luna, 16. Luna was struck by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train near 11th Avenue and Ivy Street about 2 a.m. while trying to cross the tracks.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
The Southwest Chief: a "Rose-y" mid-summer update
Report and Commentary by Russ Jackson, RailPAC Opinions expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of the RailPAC Board Here it is mid-summer, 2014, and no final decisions have been made about the future of Amtrak's Southwest Chief ; whether it will continue to run on its historic route west of Newton, Kansas to Albuquerque, New ... (more)
State and federal legislators step in to avoid coal crisis this winter
The federal government is requiring BNSF Railway to send weekly reports showing progress toward reducing a backlog in coal shipments to Wisconsin.
Body found near railroad tracks in NW Missouri
A man's body has been found near railroad workers near train tracks in northwest Missouri, but a sheriff says the death does not appear suspicious.
Berkshire Hathaway: The Last Bargain
Berkshire reports 2Q earnings on August 1st, and while I expect record earnings at Berkshire's non-insurance operating businesses given the combination of a huge volume increase at Burlington Northern, increased earnings at Heinz, and the acquisitions of NV Energy, Phillips Specialty Products, and the remainder of Marmon - my reasons for owning the ... (more)
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Ready for a change
THE VILLAGE OF Coal City will petition the Will County Governmental League for $2 million in federal Surface Transportation Program funds to reconstruct South Broadway from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail crossing north to Division Street.
Corrections, July 30
A story that started on the Front Page about proposed changes to the California rail system incorrectly reported the destination of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe oil train that runs through the Feather River Canyon and Central Valley.
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
3 Reasons Why Railroads Are One of Warren Buffett's Best Investments
In 2009 Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought out on of the largest rail transport companies in the world-Burlington Northern Santa Fe.