Stories tagged: railroad
Sun., July 5, 2020
Fish Lake wildfire burned family’s forest in a day, and they say DNR missteps hindered five-year battle for railroad payout
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020
Residents around the shut-down Euclid Road Bridge are growing increasingly frustrated by the detour, but the bridge may not be replaced until 2021.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020
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. …
Sat., Oct. 26, 2019
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 …
Wed., Oct. 2, 2019
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 …
Mon., July 1, 2019
Railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming is being taken private by Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC in a deal valued at about $6.37 billion.
UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019
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.
Mon., June 24, 2019
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.
Thu., May 23, 2019
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 …
Sun., Nov. 25, 2018
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
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
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
Hunter Harrison, the president CEO of railroad giant CSX, has died, the company announced Saturday. He was 73.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Amtrak service between Seattle and Portland was suspended due to a landslide near Vancouver, Washington.
Fri., March 31, 2017
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
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
Two BNSF Railway employees have been struck and killed by a train near Edgemont in southwestern South Dakota.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017
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
City or state officials could require slower rail speeds through downtown Spokane under a bill introduced Wednesday.