Stories tagged: railroad
Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 1:27 p.m.
Two rail conductors who formerly worked for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad are suing the train company in Idaho state court, claiming they became ill after being exposed to dangerous …
Mon., July 30, 2018
The first white settlers came to Spokane on horseback in the 1870s but it was the railroad that filled the city with entrepreneurs, miners, loggers, farmers, tradesmen and other new …
UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 6:13 p.m.
A man was injured Sunday afternoon when police say he jumped from a moving freight train near an overpass in Browne’s Addition.
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 6:09 a.m.
The Spokane Valley City Council has selected a final design for the Barker Road grade separation project after input from resident and the business community.
Fri., March 2, 2018
Spokane Valley council members fear amendment from Rep. Matt Shea could imperil Barker Road bridge project
An amendment put forth by Rep. Matt Shea for the Washington State Senate 2017-19 transportation budget could potentially put the Spokane Valley’s Barker Road grade separation project in jeopardy.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Hunter Harrison, the president CEO of railroad giant CSX, has died, the company announced Saturday. He was 73.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
Angels Flight, the beloved little railroad that’s almost as much a symbol of Los Angeles as the Hollywood Sign, began pulling people toward the heavens and back down again Thursday …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
He was a sight to see Wednesday morning, sitting shirtless astride an open coal train car and riding it like a stagecoach teamster through downtown Spokane.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
The Port of Moses Lake was awarded a $9.9 million federal grant allowing the port to complete a railroad project that will increase the ability to ship freight into and …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
A report shows that a faulty track condition caused a recent train derailment at New York’s Penn Station in an area where Amtrak is performing repairs this summer.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned a Montana court’s ruling that two BNSF Railway workers could sue the company for their injuries in the state, even though the men never …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
The Pacific Northwest has long been united on many fronts. From Vancouver, B.C., to Seattle to Portland, government leaders often reflect their region’s progressive ethos.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
BNSF Railway is asking a judge to prevent the Pierce County Medical Examiner from obtaining video showing the moments before a man was killed by a train, citing privacy concerns.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
A train derailed north of Chewelah near Duncan Road late Thursday night and officials believe the short line Kettle Falls International Railway will be closed at least through Monday.
UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
When a freight train derailed in the Montana town of Culbertson, spilling 27,000 gallons of crude oil, investigators blamed the 2015 accident on defective or missing fasteners used to hold …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Amtrak service between Seattle and Portland was suspended due to a landslide near Vancouver, Washington.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:44 a.m.
A House bill aimed at increasing the safety around oil transportation on land and water has cleared a key committee. The House Finance Committee on amended and passed House Bill …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
Three groups are seeking to oppose Union Pacific Railroad’s lawsuit involving a proposed rail expansion along the Columbia River Gorge where a crude oil train derailed last June.
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Two BNSF Railway employees have been struck and killed by a train near Edgemont in southwestern South Dakota.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 7:10 p.m.
The Washington Supreme Court has thrown a major wrench in plans for a big oil terminal in Grays Harbor, saying the project must be reviewed under a 1989 law passed …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
City or state officials could require slower rail speeds through downtown Spokane under a bill introduced Wednesday.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
Union Pacific plans to use rail cars, not dump trucks, to haul away 18,700 cubic yards of contaminated soil as part of its long-awaited cleanup of its old railroad yard …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 5:23 a.m.
Federal railroad authorities reached an agreement with Union Pacific Railroad requiring improvements to the railroad’s inspection and safety procedures. The resolution between the two entities came about Dec. 23.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
An engineer who fell asleep at the controls of a Metro-North train and caused a derailment that killed four people in New York City has sued the railroad.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 1:41 p.m.
A mudslide has temporarily halted passenger train service between Seattle and Everett.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 8:31 a.m.
A team of police officers and city of Olympia staff cleared a dayslong protest camp from the railroad tracks in downtown Olympia early Friday morning, allowing a train carrying ceramic …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 7:18 a.m.
Authorities say two trains loaded with coal and phosphate rock collided in central Florida, derailing and sending at least 20 train cars tumbling over. Two people sustained minor injuries.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
The Portland City Council is considering banning new major fossil fuel storage facilities in the city.
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
A trial set for next month will weigh whether coal dust that spills into waterways from passing BNSF coal trains violates environmental law.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Newspaper predicts Spokane will be center of the great electrified railroad system
From our archive, 100 years ago The Spokane Daily Chronicle was dreaming of a new, powerful future for Spokane as the center of a great electrified railroad system.