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Oil field traffic forces Amtrak cancellations

December 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Heavy freight train traffic in the oil fields has canceled several of Amtrak’s passenger trips between Chicago and Spokane, Wash., through the weekend, disrupting service for hundreds of customers.
Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said fre…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

On-time trains a rarity for Amtrak passengers heading east from Fargo

September 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The train is late. Again. Continue Reading

Bulldozer driver dies after collision with Amtrak train

July 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

A 45-year-old male bulldozer driver from Williston died Monday after he was struck by an Amtrak train attempting to cross a private construction railroad crossing on a gravel road 9 miles west of Trenton near Highway 1804 at about 7:30 p.m. Continue Reading

3 arrested for transporting pot on Amtrak train

October 10, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BILLINGS, Mont. Law enforcement officers in northeastern Montana have arrested three people suspected of transporting several pounds of marijuana while riding an Amtrak train. Continue Reading

Train depot booms with Oil Patch passengers

April 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) Armies of workers migrating to and from North Dakota’s rich oil fields have made Williston’s train depot the busiest Amtrak stop in the state and the fastest-growing station in the nation, the railroad said. Continue Reading

Williston train depot booms with Oil Patch passengers

April 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Amtrak says armies of workers migrating to and from North Dakota’s rich oil fields have made Williston’s train depot the busiest stop in the state and the fastest-growing station in the nation. Continue Reading

Construction planned to raise 20-mile span of flood-threatened railroad tracks, bridges near Devils Lake

December 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

BNSF Railway CEO Matt Rose told the North Dakota congressional delegation this week that construction will begin in the spring on the $97.4 million project along the BNSF track. Rising floodwaters in the Devils Lake Basin have threatened the rail lines and bridges near Churchs Ferry, forcing Amtrak to suspend service on its Empire Builder line earlier this year. Continue Reading

$10 million fed grant adds to Churchs Ferry railroad rebuild funding

December 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota is $10 million closer to securing funding for a nearly $100 million project to rebuild a flood-damaged, 17-mile span of railroad track and two bridges near Churchs Ferry, N.D. However, it remains more than $20 million short. Continue Reading

Minot’s Amtrak service restored after 5-month absence

November 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minot depot that was damaged by Souris River floodwaters in late June and shut down was reopened today. Continue Reading

ND seeks federal grant for railroad rebuild

November 2, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS North Dakota is seeking a federal grant to finance its portion of a proposed $100 million project to rebuild a flood-damaged 20-mile span of railroad track and two bridges near Churchs Ferry.
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