BNSF coal train derails near Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. – Around 15 cars of a BNSF coal train derailed south of Bismarck. Bismarck Police, the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department and Bismarck Fire Department were called out around 3:15 p.m. Sunday for the derailment near Hemlock Street. There were no reports of injuries. BNSF spokeswoman Amy Casas says railroad crews were at the scene Sunday evening and an…

Intermodal Train Service To Begin Next Week In North Dakota

Gov. Doug Burgum calls it a "game-changer"

MINOT, N.D. — Intermodal rail service is coming to North Dakota and Gov. Doug Burgum calls it a “game-changer”. He says next week, Minot will receive an intermodal unit train at a newly operational facility serviced by BNSF. Intermodal uses two modes of freight, such as truck and rail. The service will allow for the movement of international containers so…

Semi Driver Pulls Rig In Path of Slow-Moving BNSF Train

The BNSF train was only going between 5 and 10 miles per hour

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — For the second time in about a week, a vehicle drives into the path of a slow-moving train in Grand Forks. This time it was a semi driven by 31-year-old Travis Bitker of Bemidji. Police say Bitker was driving through the yard of the State Mill at the time of the crash. The BNSF train was…

Grand Forks Woman Cited After Driving In Path of Slow-Moving Train

Theresa Knutson's SUV was pushed off the roadway by a slow-moving BNSF train

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — An 87-year-old Grand Forks woman is cited after she drives in front of an oncoming train. Police were called to Demers Avenue and 42nd Street around 11 a.m. Sunday. They say Theresa Knutson’s SUV was pushed off the roadway by a slow-moving BNSF train. Knutson was taken to Altru Hospital for possible minor injuries. She was…

Dilworth Man Dies After Semi is Struck by Train

The crash happened two miles south of Buxton, N.D.

BUXTON, N.D.–A Dilworth man has died after his semi was struck by a train near Buxton on Wednesday. Thirty-two-year-old Jose Silva was pronounced deceased at the scene. The crash happened at the intersection of 11th Street Northeast and 162nd Avenue Northeast two miles south of Buxton. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says Silva failed to yield for a BNSF train….

Train Derails Near Ulen

BNSF is aware of the incident.

ULEN, Minn.–A train derailed South of Ulen along Highway 32 early Monday morning. There were 114-grain cars on the train. The wheels on a few of the cars came off the rails causing the grain they were carrying to spill. BNSF crews reported to the scene to get the cars back on the track and clean-up the grain that spilled….

“All Aboard Minnesota” Exploring Expanded Rail Transportation to/from Moorhead

Their proposal would use existing railroad lines connected to the Twin Cities.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–All Aboard Minnesota, a non-profit, has identified the F-M area as an ideal location for additional daytime rail services to the Twin Cities. All Aboard Minnesota focuses on expanding and developing intercity rail transportation options for growing cities. The organization says rail transportation options often bring economic development opportunities and can improve mobility options for residents. Their proposal would…

BNSF Railway Tracks Vandalized Near Fargo

A $2,500 reward is being offered.

FARGO, N.D.–The BNSF Railway Police are offering a reward for information regarding the destruction of the BNSF Railway tracks. The damage occurred in the vicinity of railroad crossings off of County Rd. 20. The damaged caused train delays. A $2,500 reward is being offered. Anyone with information is asked to call the BNSF Crime Tip hotline at 1-800-832-5452. Categories: Crime,…

Railroad Crossing to Close in Grand Forks for Construction

The project will start Saturday September 21st and last approximately 5 days.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–A common railroad crossing in Grand Forks is set to close in order to replace the tracks. Grand Forks County in conjunction with BNSF and the City of Grand Forks will close 32nd Ave S at the railroad crossing between S 69th St and S 48th St for the replacement of the railroad crossings. The project will start…

Driver and Child Narrowly Escape Train Crash in Coon Rapids

The driver saw the approaching train and made it out of the vehicle with the child.

COON RAPIDS, Minn.–Authorities say an adult and a child escaped from their car just before it was hit by a freight train and caught fire in Coon Rapids. Fire officials say the car got stuck on railroad tracks late Saturday. The driver saw the approaching train and made it out of the vehicle with the child. Firefighters kept the train…