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Then and now: Consolidated Freight Lines

Leland James, a Portland, Oregon, truck driver, built a trucking empire. He started by buying Portland-Spokane Auto Freight and a handful of other firms in 1929. He called his new company Consolidated Freight Lines. Around 1935, Consolidated built a new office and warehouse at 126 S. Sheridan St. in Spokane.

Senator Cantwell pays Vancouver a visit

When Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., was picking sites in Vancouver she wanted to see in person, it’s not a shock she picked locations that relate to freight. Last year, Cantwell introduced the multimodal freight grant program, which aims to reduce congestion at U.S. ports and improve efficiency.

Amtrak taps former freight railroad head to be new CEO

The former head of the Norfolk Southern freight railroad, Charles “Wick” Moorman, has been tapped to be president and CEO of Amtrak, the nation’s passenger railroad, Amtrak officials said Friday.

CSX sees profits falling through 2016 as volume slows

OMAHA, Neb. – CSX expects profit to decline for remainder of the year as freight volume slows and it plans further cost cuts to offset what the railroad’s chief executive called a “challenging” environment.

Railroad says broken bolt caused Oregon train derailment

Railroad officials say at least one broken bolt holding the rail in place caused the fiery derailment of a Union Pacific train moving volatile crude oil through the Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon-Washington border.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Local freight companies hailed an Interstate Commerce Commission ruling that reduced railroad freight rates for Spokane. 

Director, 2 more indicted in fatal Ga. train crash

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The director of a movie about singer Gregg Allman and two others involved in the project have been indicted on criminal charges stemming from a fatal crash in which a freight train plowed into the crew in southeast Georgia, prosecutors said Thursday.

Here’s the Dirt: Law office relocates

Spokane attorney John Munding has moved his law office from the Davenport Tower to the former Bloomsday organization office, at 1610 W. Riverside Ave.