Stories tagged: union pacific
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019
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.
Thu., May 9, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019
The Big Boy No. 4014 steam locomotive rolled out of a Union Pacific restoration shop in Cheyenne over the weekend for a big debut after five years of restoration. It …
Thu., March 21, 2019
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 …
Mon., Oct. 8, 2018
The 1894 Spokane City Hall at Howard and Front streets symbolized the optimism and grand dreams of a railroad boomtown.
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 …
Mon., June 4, 2018
Bob Strahorn planned the downtown Spokane Union Station, opened in 1914, to compete with the Great Northern depot, built in 1902.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017
Proposition 2 was failing with only 41 percent of votes cast in favor of the measure, which had been criticized as illegal and potentially embroiling the city in costly legal …
Wed., Aug. 16, 2017
Union Pacific is laying off 500 managers and 250 other workers to save about $110 million annually and eliminate about 8 percent of the railroad’s managers.
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017
Officials with Idaho State Police are investigating after an Oregon man was killed by a Union Pacific freight train in eastern Idaho.
Mon., July 24, 2017
Officials say 21 freight cars hauling coal from Wyoming have derailed in South Texas as temperatures reached the triple digits.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017
Knezovich, railroads tout rail safety as Spokane coal, oil train activists close in on ballot measure
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and representatives of Union Pacific and BNSF said Thursday they’re working to ensure coal and oil moves safely through downtown Spokane and first responders are ready in …
Sat., March 18, 2017
Since trains began hauling flammable crude oil from the Northern Plains to Western Washington ports and refineries, state and local attention to rail infrastructure has increased. Track inspectors are on …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017
A Union Pacific train derailed Thursday afternoon and is completely blocking Valley Chapel Road just west of Highway 27 near Rockford.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016
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.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016
A Union Pacific train engine has derailed in southwestern Idaho.
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016
The railroad crossing at Marguerite Road in Millwood is getting $450,000 worth of safety upgrades
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016
With railroad bridges carrying oil, coal and hazardous cargo through cities and towns, local officials are asking whether the structures are safe, but can’t get much information.
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016
Everything possible should be done to discourage crude oil by rail and, ultimately, the mode and the cargo should be declared unsafe and illegal.
Thu., July 21, 2016
OMAHA, Neb. – Union Pacific’s second-quarter profit fell 19 percent as the railroad hauled 11 percent less freight. The railroad said Thursday that full-year volumes are likely to fall 6 …
Wed., June 22, 2016
Union Pacific plans to resume transporting oil by train through the Oregon side of the scenic Columbia River Gorge at some point this week.
Sun., June 12, 2016
Union Pacific penalties surpass those of every railroad nationwide for the past two years.
Sat., June 11, 2016
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., June 6, 2016
Union Pacific has resumed train service through the Oregon city affected by last week’s fiery derailment.
Sun., June 5, 2016
Track failure was likely the cause of the oil train derailment in Oregon, an official with Union Pacific Railroad said Sunday.
Sat., June 4, 2016
Environmental crews worked Saturday to contain a sheen of oil that appeared in the Columbia River along the Washington-Oregon border after a Union Pacific train derailed and caught fire, but …
Wed., May 25, 2016
A Union Pacific Railroad train carrying automobiles derailed in Nampa on Wednesday.
Fri., May 13, 2016
If an oil train derailed in Washington and dumped most of its cargo, cleanup costs could exceed $775 million, according to documents BNSF Railway Co. provided to the state.
Sun., March 6, 2016
Some local residents are pushing for railroad quiet zones in Spokane Valley and Cheney. The horn-free zones can be established if communities are willing to install extra safety measures at …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016
Railroads that ship crude oil through Washington will soon begin reporting information about their financial ability to pay for cleanup costs in the event of a spill or derailment.