| Jan 15, 2011
| 8:36 AM
A railroad official say two men are dead after being struck by freight trains in separate Washington crashes early Saturday.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says the collisions occurred about a half hour, and many miles, apart. He...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 12:34 PM
Two mudslides that blocked the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad track between Everett and Mukilteo have been removed.
The slide was 7 feet deep and 30 feet wide according to Burlington-Northern-Santa Fe.
Spokesman Gus Melonas (muh-LOH'-nus)...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 6:03 PM
Cold temperatures and isolated thunderstorms are on tap for tonight. These storms can produce hail, lightning and gusty winds.
Q13 FOX News Chief Meteorologist Walter Kelley says to expect power outages or downed trees when one of these storms moves...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 4:06 PM
A woman in her mid-50s was killed by a passing locomotive Thursday morning, Seattle police said. She was struck by southbound Burlington freight train.
A small device was found near the woman, but police do not believe it belonged to her and have...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 6:48 AM
A miscommunication with a deaf person led police to erroneously believe a bomb threat was being made on a Metra train Monday night, leading to an emergency response, authorities said.
Riverside police said this morning a Metra conductor flagged down a...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 8:14 PM
Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe service was shut down for almost 3 hours this evening after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train, officials said.
The man died, according to a release from Naperville Police. His name was being withheld...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 4:06 AM
A disabled freight train that blocked Metra trains on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Line for more than an hour has been moved and commuter service has resumed.
The first five trains of the morning were either halted in face of the disabled freight...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 8:18 AM
COLTON, Calif. (KTLA) -- At least two schools have canceled classes Tuesday due to a train collision in Colton which also forced the closure of the 10 Freeway for about two hours.
The collision between a Union Pacific freight train and a Burlington...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 4:29 PM
LONG BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- An environmental group is suing two major railroad companies in Southern California, accusing them of producing harmful levels of pollution.
The Natural Resources Defense Council is heading up a lawsuit against Union...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 1:16 AM
A woman sitting on train tracks was hit by an eastbound Metra train and died in Naperville just before midnight Saturday, police said.
The woman hasn't been identified by police, who said she was sitting about 500 feet east of the Loomis Street...
| May 25, 2011
| 8:21 PM
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a freight train in Naperville tonight, police said.
At 7:13 p.m. police received a call of a person, reportedly a male, struck by a freight train on Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks near the Naperville Metra...