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Spokane – and the rest of the U.S. – was bracing for a massive railroad strike called for 4 p.m. the next day. Four unions, representing engineers, firemen, conductors and yard men, had called for the strike. They were asking for an eight-hour day and overtime pay.
CHURCH CREEK, Md. – A new visitors center on the Eastern Shore explores the history of one of Maryland’s most famous figures, the Underground Railroad conductor, abolitionist and Civil War spy Harriet Tubman.
Officials planned to close part of Interstate 5 near Joint Base Lewis-McChord early Thursday for removal of what appeared to be a buried land mine.
In 1990, the Spokane Arts Commission and Central Business Association teamed up to cover the walls of the downtown railroad viaduct with murals – instead of graffiti.
According to Ryan Collingwood/Coeur d'Alene Press, the deadly crossing that claimed a 15YO Post Falls High girl Tuesday morning has been the scene of five other accidents dating back to 1986.
A Union Pacific employee from Spokane Valley was struck and killed by a train early Tuesday while working in a rail yard in Wallula, Washington.
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.
A century ago, three trainmen died instantly in a fiery collision 2 miles east of Marshall, between Spokane and Cheney.
Two BNSF Railway employees have been struck and killed by a train near Edgemont in southwestern South Dakota.
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 following the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska.
City or state officials could require slower rail speeds through downtown Spokane under a bill introduced Wednesday.
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 in Ashland.
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.
Fourteen years after being told to vacate the Spokane Fair and Expo Center, an Inland Northwest railway preservation group has opened a captivating new museum a couple miles west of Reardan.
Six months after a train hauling Bakken crude oil derailed along the Columbia River Gorge, Washington, Oregon and other officials are still tabulating a bill to send to Union Pacific Railroad.
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.
A mudslide has temporarily halted passenger train service between Seattle and Everett.
Federal regulators say railroads across the country are making slow, uneven progress in installing sophisticated train-control technology that’s seen as an antidote to crashes involving speeding and other human factors.
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 proppants, or fracking sand, to pass through.
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.