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BNSF train engine fails, catches fire in Cheney

A BNSF train caught fire in Cheney Saturday afternoon, closing nearby roads for hours as firefighters responded, KHQ reported.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

Man, 34, dies after train collides with pickup truck in Athol

The crash was reported about 12:30 a.m. The man was alone in the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. No one aboard the train was injured.


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019

Train, Goo Goo Dolls bring the hits to Northern Quest

Northern Quest kicked off its outdoor summer concert season Sunday night with Train and Goo Goo Dolls.


The Goo Goo Dolls to share new music with fans at Northern Quest

The band will co-headline Northern Quest Resort and Casino with Train on Sunday.


Body found near train tracks in Hauser area

Authorities found a body near train tracks in the Hauser area after responding to a report of a train hitting a pedestrian.


23-car derailment by Ritzville shuts down Union Pacific line

SEATTLE – The Union Pacific line that runs through Eastern Washington has been shut down since Friday by a 23-car derailment that included a hazardous cargo spill of sodium chlorate …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019

Man survives being hit by train on Mission Avenue

The man was wearing headphones and seemed oblivious to the approaching train, a witness said.


Self-driving train tested on Tokyo line

A self-driving Yamanote Line train went for a test run in Tokyo on Monday morning, as East Japan Railway Co. unveiled its latest technology to the press.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018

Medical examiner identifies man killed by train near downtown Spokane; death ruled an accident

The Spokane County Medical Examiner has identified a man who was hit and killed by a train in Browne’s Addition Christmas evening as 31-year-old Ryan E. Poyner.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 25, 2018

Man dies after getting struck by train near downtown Spokane

A man was killed Tuesday after getting struck by a train on the edge of downtown Spokane


2 Chicago police officers hit and killed by train

Two Chicago police officers were killed Monday night when they were hit by a train while investigating a call of shots fired on the city’s Far South Side, sources said.


Train, Judas Priest, Steve Martin, Weird Al coming to Northern Quest in 2019

Tickets for all four shows go on sale Thursday at 6 a.m. for Camas Club members and Friday at 9 a.m. for the general public.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018

An echo of history as Locomotive 4141 carries George H.W. Bush to his final resting place

When the curtain parted in College Station, Texas, revealing a two-toned blue locomotive standing nearly 16 feet tall and bearing the number 4141 in his honor, former president George H.W. …


Then and Now: Union Station

Historian Robert Hyslop, in his book “Spokane Building Blocks,” explains why Spokane’s Union Station, shown under construction in 1913, was called a station and not a depot. There had already …


One of Taiwan’s fastest trains derails, killing at least 18

One of Taiwan’s fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said.


Pat Monahan out to prove Train can still make great pop music

Pat Monahan knows pop music remains a young person’s game. As the frontman of Train for 20 years-plus, he faces that reality with every new album as he lobbies pop …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018

NTSB hears from witnesses on Washington state train wreck

Federal safety investigators on Tuesday questioned transportation officials about last year’s Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle that killed three people and injured dozens, focusing some questions on the curve …


Four people injured when trains collide, derail in Kentucky

Two freight trains collided and derailed shortly before midnight, injuring four people and igniting a fire that forced nearby residents to evacuate, authorities said Monday.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018

Trains collide north of Egyptian capital, 12 killed

A passenger train collided with a cargo train in Egypt on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people, including a child, in the latest deadly accident involving the country’s underfunded and …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018

Train carrying GOP lawmakers, including McMorris Rodgers, hits truck, one on truck killed

A chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican policy retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck in a rural Virginia town on Wednesday. No lawmakers or …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

Pickup crashes into parked train on West Plains

A passenger truck crashed into a stopped train on Coulee Hite Road around 5:30 a.m. Friday in western Spokane County. The truck, pulling a boat and trailer, was traveling south …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017

Man killed after walking in front of train near Airway Heights

A man died near Airway Heights on Friday after walking in front of a moving train, according to the Spokane Sheriff’s Office.


Israel minister plans Trump train station at Western Wall

Israel’s transportation minister is pushing ahead with a plan to dig a railway tunnel under Jerusalem’s Old City, passing near sites holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims – and ending …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017

Amtrak train derailed on new, faster route that drew concern

A community along the new rail line where an Amtrak train derailed in a deadly crash had tried to stop the project on grounds higher-speed passenger trains would endanger pedestrians …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017

Official: Probe looks at whether engineer was distracted

Investigators are looking into whether the Amtrak engineer whose speeding train plunged off an overpass, killing at least three people, was distracted by the presence of an employee-in-training in the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017

Holiday train derails in Columbia River Gorge; no injuries

A train carrying more than 200 people on a holiday-themed ride in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has derailed.


Train carrying molten sulfur derails in Florida

A train hauling molten sulfur has derailed in Florida.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017

Judge delays bail decision in Oregon train attack case

A judge postponed a decision on whether to allow Jeremy Christian to post bail until after she watches a defense-edited video of what transpired the day police say he stabbed …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017

NTSB: Amtrak’s lax safety culture led to crash that killed 2

A federal investigation into what caused a speeding Amtrak train to slam into a backhoe last year near Philadelphia, killing two maintenance workers, already has found evidence of a lax …


Mom charged in death took son’s lifeless body on train ride

An Illinois woman accused of taking her 6-year-old onto a commuter train to Chicago after his death last summer has been charged with first-degree murder and ordered held without bond, …