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Rail cars burn after derailment in eastern Montana

August 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Several rail cars are burning in an unpopulated area of eastern Montana after a freight train derailed.
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Proppant plant in Gladstone may be ready by 2013

April 9, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GLADSTONE About 30 people waited an extra hour for representatives from a Houston corporation to arrive to answer questions about a proppant distribution facility to be built near the city during an informational meeting at the Gladstone Knights of Columbus Monday. Continue Reading

BNSF opens $35 million facility in Minot to accommodate rail traffic, oil field needs

January 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The facility was built in part to accommodate the needs of increased rail traffic from crude oil loading sites in western North Dakota’s booming oil patch. Gov. Jack Dalrymple says dependable rail service also is critical to the state’s farmers. Continue Reading

Officer on a train

November 8, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Dickinson Police Department Officer Corey Lee looks out a Burlington Northern Santa Fe engine window as it speeds down the tracks Tuesday in Dickinson. Local law enforcement rode the train as part of an “Officer on a Train” enforcement operation to see what the engineer sees when operating locomotives. North Dakota experienced a 40 percent increase in incidents at railroad crossings during 2010, according to a press release. Continue Reading

No injuries in truck versus train

November 4, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

A train and truck collision Wednesday night left traffic on State Avenue at a standstill for more than an hour, officials said.
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Delaying traffic; BNSF cause of State Avenue traffic jam

October 18, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Tuesday morning’s bumper-to-bumper traffic in west Dickinson was caused by a train and with reported delays of up to a half-hour, many people are saying things have to change.
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Talks in progress to bring massive trains onto Mitchell-Chamberlain line

October 7, 2011 in The Daily Republic

KIMBALL Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is negotiating to operate massive trains on the state-owned rail line that runs from Mitchell to Chamberlain.
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