Thursday Jul 24
Transit board taps BNSF site in Bellevue as preferred option for rail yard
The Sound Transit Board emphasized the need to explore all options for mitigating the impact of constructing a rail yard at the BNSF site in Bellevue following its selection Thursday as the preferred alternative moving forward with development of a final environmental impact statement.
Thursday Jul 24
Oil train derails in Seattle rail yard; no spill
Gus Melonas says a locomotive and buffer car loaded with sand also left the rails about 2 a.m. at the Interbay yard as the train with 102 cars of Bakken oil was pulling out, headed for a refinery at Anacortes.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
New Albany Gazette
Committee making progress toward railroad a quiet zonea downtown
The railroad may be an integral part of New Albany's history but even ardent train lovers are bothered from time to time by the loud train horns that can drown out programs at the courthouse or civic center and make it impossible to carry on business or even a telephone conversation downtown.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
EXCHANGE: Artist creates 30 years of rail memories
Artist Ron Hatch has been creating the annual Railroad Days poster for about three decades, and a look at his combined work of 29 posters since 1985, is an engaging view of locomotive history, railroad history and graphic arts evolution.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Riding The Rails To Profits?
US railroads are extremely fuel efficient, moving a ton of freight between 400 and 500 miles on a single gallon of diesel.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
KELO-TV Sioux Falls
Some people in Minnehaha County are raising safety concerns about oil from North Dakota moving by train near their neighborhoods.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Lake Cowichan Gazette
COLUMN: 'Training time' for drivers, business and council
It's going to be a long, slow summer now that two-kilometre-long coal trains have begun their passage through downtown Abbotsford.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
War Is A Crime
Dairyland to Petrostate: Wisconsin Oil-By-Rail Routes Published for First Time
DeSmogBlog is publishing the first documents ever obtained from the Wisconsin government revealing routes for oil-by-rail trains in the state carrying oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken Shale basin.
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Apportionment
The U.S. Court of Appeals used the recent case of PCS Nitrogen Inc. v. Ashley II of Charleston LLC to decide when it is appropriate to rule in favor of apportionment under CERCLA.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
WXOW-TV La Crosse
Second rail line through La Crosse raising more concerns
A proposed second railway line through La Crosse continues to raise concerns for residents.