The head of BNSF Railway says federal regulators will have to find a balance in creating incentives for railroads to upgrade to newer tanks cars while ensuring there’s enough old cars available to handle the huge volumes of Bakken oil being shipped by rail.
The Canadian Pacific railroad and a company that supplies sand for hydraulic fracturing in western North Dakota's oil-producing region intend to build a new rail terminal to allow for deliveries of sand, company officials said.
The families for four young people killed in a 2003 car-train crash in Anoka say they've settled their case against Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for $29 million. The settlement is one of Minnesota's largest wrongful death awards.
State officials are trying to determine the environmental threat posed by 30,000 gallons of petroleum product spilled into a ditch Saturday near Plummer, Minn., the result of a rail accident. A semi-trailer struck a Canadian Pacific Railway train where it crosses U.S. Highway 59 south of town, killing the driver and releasing the petroleum product.
The UND student found dead Saturday morning along railroad tracks west of Columbia Road overpass was apparently taking a short cut between his apartment and campus, according to police and his roommate.
Stephen J. Lee and Chris Bieri
, March 26, 2012
More infomation about dead person likely today
Notifications of relatives of the person found dead along railroad tracks in the BNSF Railway yard in Grand Forks Saturday morning weren’t complete yet Sunday, a police sergeant said.
A teenage boy has been found dead near railroad tracks in northeast Minneapolis, and his mother says he had been train-hopping with friends when he died. The Hennepin County medical examiner identified the boy as Christopher Hanson. A Minneapolis Star Tribune report says he died of head injuries.
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.
With flames shooting to the predawn sky from a train derailment just blocks from her home, a 17-year-old girl refused to evacuate until she helped a paralyzed young neighbor with cancer get to safety. She then banged on the doors of seven houses to make sure other neighbors were awake and out of harm's way.
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