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The towering elevated rail bridge that drivers see from I-90 has its origins with the early rail barons.
Though temperatures are still high, it is now officially fall, which means it's time to start thinking about getting cozy. Need inspiration? Stop by the third-annual Quilt Show, which opens Friday at the Inland Northwest Railroad Museum and continues through Sunday.
About 100 people marched through downtown Spokane Thursday with yellow and blue balloons, chanting “Shine your light, join the fight.”
Five years after a wildfire ravaged their Fish Lake property, a family received a $425,000 settlement. The money did not ease their anger over what they argue was a bungled investigation by state DNR fire investigators that failed to pin the blame on BNSF Railroad.
Samuel G. Havermale, for whom the island in Riverfront Park is named, built the first roller mill in Washington Territory in 1883. It was torn down in 1927 to make way for the railroad.
Since the 1890s, Spokane was often touted as a hub for four transcontinental railroads, the implication being that it was a good place to do business and ship goods across the U.S. continent.
Residents around the shut-down Euclid Road Bridge are growing increasingly frustrated by the detour, but the bridge may not be replaced until 2021.
High in the Bitterroot Mountains, 100 miles from Spokane, a long-forgotten Old West legacy “boot hill” is sparking new interest. The Taft Cemetery – the only remnant of one of the West’s last lawless railroad boomtowns – was rediscovered in recent months, thanks to the keen memory of a retired 78-year-old Idaho miner and modern metal-detecting technology.
Gus Melonas, a spokesman for BNSF Railway Co., said the rock slide measured about 50 feet wide and 10 feet deep and fell onto the track from a 150-foot embankment. He said geotechnical engineers were at the scene Friday morning, assessing the stability of the slope.
The Spokane Valley Fire Department responded to a report of a hazardous materials spill Friday afternoon at at Kemira Water Solutions after a rail car was reported to be leaking fluid. The involved spur line remained closed for cleanup, only affecting Kemira rail traffic.
Named for a pharmaceutical warehouse built on the corner of Sprague and Howard in the 1890s, the Chemical Block was home to several businesses before being demolished in 1960 to build a parking garage for a nearby bank.
More than two dozen major companies ranging from Campbell Soup to Kia are suing the nation’s four biggest railway companies, contending the railroads had a price-fixing scheme to illegally boost profits.
Train crews are working Wednesday morning at the scene of a derailment where several train cars, including a couple tankers, came off the tracks in Spokane Valley.
People with obesity qualify for some workplace protections under the state’s anti-discrimination laws, state Supreme Court rules.
Railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming is being taken private by Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC in a deal valued at about $6.37 billion.
Folks might consider early retirement if they had a nickel for each time a tall truck has collided with the not-so-tall Stevens Street railroad viaduct in downtown Spokane.
Montana Rail Link has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant to design a safety system for a railway between southern Montana and northern Idaho.
Cuba’s railway system is undergoing a major overhaul, with the government pushing a program to revamp the decrepit and aging network with new cars and locomotives in the hope of restoring a rail service that was once the envy of Latin America.
Thousands of people gathered Friday at the remote spot in the Utah desert where the final spikes of the Transcontinental Railroad were hammered 150 years ago, uniting a nation long separated by vast expanses of desert, mountains and forests and fresh off the Civil War.
Michael Kwan can’t help but think about what life was like on a daily basis for his great-great-grandfather in the 1860s, working 12-hour days in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range on the Transcontinental Railroad that would reshape the American landscape.