train derailment

See drone video of third train derailment in Iowa over the last 18 months

Crews in northwest Iowa are beginning to clear a derailment that happened the evening of July 31. No injuries have been reported at this time.

BNSF, Union Pacific claim they followed instructions for causeways

The construction of causeways has created a cause for concern in Case County, Neb. Actually, residents and local business owners are more than concerned, they are angry.  After flooding hit the area

Midwest flood

Midwest floods have maintenance crews scrambling to restore track

Record-setting floods have caused extensive damage to railroad infrastructure across large sections of the Midwest, prompting a surge in construction and repair work.


OmniTRAX adds two to board

OmniTRAX, Inc., has announced the election of Cameron Scott and David Garin to its Board of Directors.

BNSF 2019 capex

BNSF details 2019 capex plans; $405 million for Texas, $245 million for California; $80 million for New Mexico

BNSF Railway Company will spend $650 million of its planned $3.57 billion capex for 2019 in Texas and California, as the Class 1 looks to boost capacity and efficiency in key routes.

BNSF capex trackwork

BNSF 2019 capex: Up 5% to $3.57 billion

BNSF Railway will invest $3.57 billion in capital in 2019—a 5% increase from 2018—toward “maintaining and expanding its network with an unwavering focus on operating a safe railroad that meets customers’ demands.”

SANDAG rail projects

Construction, maintenance projects to close San Diego rail corridor this weekend

A series of track building and maintenance programs in the San Diego area will cause major headaches this weekend for four railroads when all train traffic is suspended on the San Diego

Rail Ties from Koppers

Congresswoman tours Koppers rail-tie plant; voices support for infrastructure spending

A member of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure toured a railroad-tie plant in Illinois and reiterated her support for legislation sought by the railroad industry.

BNSF report details sustainability progress

BNSF Railway issued its annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report highlighting progress on key initiatives in the areas of sustaining its operations, creating value for its customers, engaging with employees and connecting with

Upgrade for Northern Lines crossings

A Midwest shortline operator will see grade crossings upgraded, per plans by a state transportation office.