Empire Builder

Investigation continues into deadly Amtrak Empire Builder derailment

JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) – Federal investigators examined overturned rail cars and a stretch of tracks Monday as they worked to figure out why an Amtrak train derailed in rural Montana over the weekend, killing three people. The westbound Empire Builder was traveling from Chicago to Seattle when it left the tracks Saturday afternoon near Joplin, a town of about 200….

Three Dead in Amtrak Derailment in Montana

Empire Builder was heading to Seattle from Chicago

JOPLIN, MT. (AP) — A team of investigators from the NTSB are at the site of an Amtrak derailment in north-central Montana that killed three people and left seven hospitalized. The westbound Empire Builder was heading to Seattle from Chicago, with two locomotives and 10 cars, when it left the tracks about 4 p.m. Saturday near Joplin. That is a…

Driver injured in crash with Amtrak train near Devils Lake

File PhotoDEVILS LAKE, N.D. – A Larimore man was hurt after his car was struck by an Amtrak train 6 miles east of Devils Lake and 2 1/2 miles north of U.S. Highway 2. It happened around 6:30 Wednesday morning at the railroad crossing on the 4600 block of 89th Ave NE in Ramsey County. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says…

Amtrak Train Stuck For 13 Hours

The eastbound train on the Empire Builder Line between the Pacific Northwest and Chicago was to leave Minot late Tuesday but was delayed seven hours by the storm.

COURTESY: WADE LINGHORRUGBY, N.D. (AP) – An Amtrak passenger train with 111 people aboard got stuck for nearly 13 hours in northern North Dakota after a blizzard blocked the tracks with snow. The eastbound train on the Empire Builder Line between the Pacific Northwest and Chicago was to leave Minot late Tuesday but was delayed seven hours by the storm….

North Dakota Amtrak Passengers Stranded 13 Hours Are Now Moving

One Train Was Stuck Near Rugby , Delaying A Second Train West of Devils Lake

COURTESY: WADE LINGHOR  NORTH DAKOTA –Two Amtrak trains that were delayed due to one being stuck in deep snow near Rugby are rolling again. BNSF Railway crews helped free the eastbound Empire Builder after it was stuck in many feet of snow near Rugby. The train with a little more than 100 people on board was delayed for about 13…