Archive for October, 2014

City of La Crosse won’t fight BNSF line

City of La Crosse won’t fight BNSF line

October 30, 2014 | La Crosse Tribune| La Crosse has agreed to cooperate with BNSF Railway on adding a controversial second line on the city’s east side, in exchange for the company paying for a number of changes needed to make way for the track. The city council voted Thursday to accept BNSF’s offer to […]

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Crews Investigate Cause of Train Derailment

Crews Investigate Cause of Train Derailment

October 30, 2014 | Tristate | According to CSX, a train was traveling inbound to Howell Yard in Evansville. Six cars in the middle of the train derailed, spilling corn on the tracks. CSX is investigating the cause of the accident. They say they are not sure what time the accident happened. However, investigators say […]

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City Council votes to approve second railroad track

City Council votes to approve second railroad track

WXOW | October 29, 2014 | La Crosse, WI (WXOW) – The La Crosse City Council voted 11-4 in favor of adding a second BNSF railroad track along the east side of the city. The track will be four miles along and will aim to alleviate some of the congestion on the tracks in between […]

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City of La Crosse finalizes deal with BNSF for second rail line

City of La Crosse finalizes deal with BNSF for second rail line

October 29, 2014 | News 8000 |LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – A second rail line is coming to La Crosse. The city has agreed to terms of a $4 million deal with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. In the agreement, BNSF will pay for training of local firefighters and for specialized equipment in case of […]

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Troubled Macedonia railroad bridge reopens after another closure Sunday

October 27, 2014 | Ohio.com | Macedonia city workers reopened Ledge Road on Monday afternoon after a weekend accident forced its closure. The road has been closed off and on over the past 16 months because of falling rocks from the Norfolk Southern Railroad bridge. The fence was pulled from the north-side bridge wall Sunday […]

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BNSF responds to coal shipping woes

BNSF responds to coal shipping woes

October 29, 2014 | Wyoming Business Report | Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is under the microscope for its coal shipping services as utilities’ coal stockpiles diminish due to what officials are calling deficient service that has hampered coal companies in the Powder River Basin. “Regrettably, no immediate relief is in sight, and winter is […]

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Environmental, safety risks dominate public testimony on oil train shipments

Environmental, safety risks dominate public testimony on oil train shipments

October 29, 2014 | Inlander| Hundreds of concerned citizens waved their hands and protest signs in silent support as dozens of people offered public testimony Tuesday night against the increased crude oil traffic passing through Spokane. As part of an ongoing study of safety risks, the state Department of Ecology hosted the public hearing for […]

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CSX to continue to test James River following train derailment

October 29, 2014 | Times Dispatch | CSX will be doing regular testing on the James River for the next year to monitor the effects of the April 30 train derailment and oil spill in Lynchburg, according to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. DEQ issued a notice of violation against CSX shortly after the […]

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City, BNSF come to terms on rail line

City, BNSF come to terms on rail line

October 28,2014 | La Crosse Tribune| La Crosse officials will meet Thursday evening on a proposed agreement with BNSF Railway that would clear the way for a second line of tracks to be installed on the city’s east side. The tentative agreement calls for BNSF to pay for relocating utilities at 11 sites, upgrading rail […]

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Benton Co. Sheriff: Broken levee causes train derailment

  October 27, 2014 | WBBJ|BENTON COUNTY, Tenn. — A train derailed Sunday night in Benton County as the result of flooding caused by a broken levee at a nearby pond, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. There were no hazardous chemicals involved in the derailment, according to a statement from CSX Transportation. [Read […]

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