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February 8, 2018
North Dakota state rail inspectors issued 49 violations last year
BISMARCK—The North Dakota Public Service Commission's two rail safety inspectors issued 49 violations last year, the agency said Thursday,...
February 8, 2018 - 2:56pm
Speeds increase on CP line in Jamestown area
Trains will be moving faster on Canadian Pacific rail line in southeast North Dakota, according to information the company released today. The maximum speed for trains traveling between Valley City and Emrick, N.D., will increase from 49 mph to 60 mph on Sept. 20. Emrick is located...
September 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
July 29, 2017
Officials irked by toxic train: St. Paul not alerted after chlorine-carrying train car derails
ST. PAUL — Mark Nichols, a retired occupational safety expert, almost couldn't believe what he was hearing, though he trusted his confidential source. In late June, a car from a Union Pacific railroad train had partially derailed overnight near the Mississippi River in St. Paul,...
July 29, 2017 - 4:59pm
June 7, 2017
Draft rail plan anticipates increases in rail freight
The North Dakota Department of Transportation is planning for more growth in rail freight than the national rate, according to Rebecca Geyer, head of the Planning and Rail Section of the NDDOT. “Our draft rail plan is a roadmap for future planning and investment,” she said....
June 7, 2017 - 6:44am
May 26, 2017
All aboard: Passenger steam locomotive to visit Fargo area next week
FARGO — A vintage steam locomotive will chug through southeastern North Dakota soon, pulling excursion cars and giving people a rare opportunity...
May 26, 2017 - 7:06pm
November 17, 2016
KC Southern railroad could transfer funds to U.S. from Mexico
NEW YORK - The head of U.S. railroad Kansas City Southern said on Thursday the company could transfer money from Mexico to the United States if President-elect Donald Trump lowers taxes for those transactions, even as the company works to convince Trump not to clamp down on trade...
November 17, 2016 - 6:00pm
November 4, 2016
Nigeria governor says close to $625 million rail deal to develop poor north
KADUNA, Nigeria - Nigeria's northern Kaduna state is close to agreeing a $625 million deal with an Indian consortium to build a light railway and also plans two new power plants, its governor said.Development in Africa's biggest economy has been held back for decades by a mismanagement,...
November 4, 2016 - 1:17pm
February 12, 2016
Feds award grants for N.D. rail crossings
GRAND FORKS — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded more than $1 million in grants for improving rail crossings in North Dakota. Those crossings included one near Niagara, one west of Larimore and another near Devils Lake. Crossings near Epping and Ross will also see...
February 12, 2016 - 6:53am
August 15, 2015
First female engineer inducted into Railroad Hall of Fame
MANDAN, N.D.—When Ramona Dockter was a senior in high school, her brother asked her what she wanted to be. She told him that she wanted to work on the railroad like her father, and she did. For several months, 18-year-old Dockter worked as a brakeman alongside engineers...
August 15, 2015 - 6:38am
December 2, 2014
Minn. derailment poses no threat to public health
WADENA, Minn. -- About 18 cars derailed at 6:23 a.m. Monday four miles northwest of Wadena according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. Ten of the cars were empty tankers while the rest of the cars held sugar and corn meal. The sheriff’s office emphasized...
December 2, 2014 - 1:46pm
November 25, 2014
Why a Small North Dakota Town is Taking on Big Rail.
November 25, 2014 - 4:28pm
Casselton area rail upgraded
WASHINGTON — BNSF Railway has agreed to reinforce tracks in and around Casselton, N.D., where several trains have derailed in recent years, according to an announcement from North Dakota Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, and Rep. Kevin Cramer. The upgrades are part of a...
November 25, 2014 - 7:21am
November 19, 2014
Putting America back on the rails
An accident in which somebody gets hurt can never be a “blessing in disguise.” But no one was injured in last week’s train derailment near Casselton, N.D. So, if the accident helps bring about bipartisan cooperation on rail safety and infrastructure repair — as is entirely...
November 19, 2014 - 8:19am
July 29, 2014
BNSF whittles down late cars
FARGO — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway reported 3,908 past-due agricultural rail cars as of July 17, down about 14 percent from the previous week’s 4,561. The past-due single-car orders were an average of 26.6 days late, compared with 30.2 days the previous week. BNSF,...
July 29, 2014 - 8:06am
BNSF officials plan to move forward with doubling train speeds
DEVILS LAKE — Ed Fischer isn’t surprised that BNSF Railway balked Monday at postponing Friday’s scheduled doubling of speeds — from 30 to 60 mph — of some freight trains traveling through town to consider local safety concerns. “My biggest concern is that people still...
July 29, 2014 - 8:04am