Stories tagged: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 7:23 p.m.
Oil and coal train protest shuts down BNSF tracks in Spokane
Three people were arrested Thursday evening in a protest against oil trains that shut down the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks near Trent Avenue and Napa Street.
Wed., Sept. 24, 2014, 7:25 a.m.
BNSF Railway training Washington firefighters in oil train accidents
SEATTLE — Burlington Northern Santa Fe is paying for 142 Washington firefighters to receive training in Pueblo, Colorado, in oil train accidents.
Sun., Aug. 17, 2014, midnight
Proposed Valley rail bridges seek to increase safety, decrease traffic
It didn’t take an engineering degree to realize the railroad crossing at Park Road posed a threat and inconvenience to the Spokane Valley community. Almost 6,700 vehicles a day crossed …
Sun., Aug. 17, 2014, midnight
Oil, coal left out of grant request
The Washington Department of Transportation estimated in June that six proposed coal and oil terminals could add at least 44 more trains per day going through Spokane. In a letter …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2011, 8:17 a.m.
Amtrak train hits, kills woman in Ritzville
A 38-year-old Ritzville woman was struck by an Amtrak train and killed Wednesday night.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2011, 8:37 a.m.
Ethanol spills in Pasco rail yard accident
Two trains collided in a switching yard at Pasco, derailing two locomotives and about a dozen cars. One of them has leaked about 2,000 gallons of ethanol.
Tue., Sept. 27, 2011, midnight
Train catches fire downtown
A locomotive pulling freight cars through downtown Spokane caught fire Monday morning, shooting flames and leaving a thick trail of acrid smoke surrounding the elevated viaduct. A BNSF spokesman said …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2011, 11:04 a.m.
Locomotive fire leaves trail of smoke through Spokane
A locomotive pulling freight cars through downtown Spokane caught fire this morning, shooting flames and leaving a thick trail of acrid smoke surrounding the viaduct.
Sun., Jan. 2, 2011, midnight
Icy weather blamed for rail delays, closings
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman said icy weather backed up trains on New Year’s Day and forced it to halt Amtrak service on its tracks across Montana and North …
Thu., June 10, 2010, midnight
Train derailment repair deadline set
Repairs to parts of State Route 231 at Edwall that were damaged in a train derailment last week will not be completed until Friday, the Washington State Patrol reported.
Thu., June 3, 2010, midnight
Track, roads under repair after derailment
The main railroad between Seattle and Spokane is back open, following a derailment.
Wed., June 2, 2010, 3:24 p.m.
BNSF reopens train tracks west of Spokane after derailment
The main railroad between Seattle and Spokane is back open, following a derailment. A Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train jackknifed on a side rail line early Wednesday, blocking the …
Wed., Nov. 4, 2009, 2:55 p.m.
Train jumper dies after leap near Bonners Ferry
A 25-year-old man was found dead along railroad tracks near Bonners Ferry this morning after apparently leaping from a train he’d boarded illegally.
Tue., Jan. 13, 2009, 1:23 p.m.
Property owners sue BNSF over 2007 fire
Eleven property owners who live or own land near Marshall, southwest of Spokane, have filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway for causing a 365-acre wildfire …