| Jun 21, 2010
Investigators are looking into what a man was doing on the train tracks in Sumner, right before he was hit and killed by a freight train.
It happened around 1 a.m. Monday at the Thompson St. trestle.
Officials say the victim was hit by a Burlington...
| Jun 23, 2010
| 2:46 AM
A slow-moving train knocked a woman into the water near Carkeek Park Tuesday. A spokesman for Burlington Northern Santa Fe said the woman was hit by a Sound Transit commuter train that had slowed to about 8 mph after using the emergency brake.
| Nov 3, 2009
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is buying Fort Worth-based Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad.
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is paying $26 billion for the 77% of BNSF it does not already own. It's Buffett's largets transaction ever.
"It's an all-...
| Nov 5, 2009
| 4:58 PM
FULLERTON -- A father and son described by authorities as train enthusiasts have been struck and killed by a freight train in Fullerton.
The county coroner has identified the victims as 56-year-old Virgil Lamphier and his 23-year-old son David, both of...
| Nov 5, 2009
A man and his son who were train spotting in Fullerton on Wednesday night were struck by a freight train and killed.
At about 11:15 p.m., a freight train was traveling near the train depot at North Harbor Blvd and West Santa Fe Avenue when the...
| Nov 13, 2009
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger quietly spiked an effort last month to win $1.1 billion in federal high-speed rail stimulus funds for 29 projects to improve the safety, speed and capacity of heavily traveled commuter corridors through Southern California....
| Jun 19, 2009
| 3:01 PM
(WGN-AM)- The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Metra a $46 million grant as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act--the so-called stimulus act--U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) announced Friday.
The money will be used for bridge...
| Jul 22, 2009
| 12:42 PM
(WGN-AM)- The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and the Chicago office of the FBI announced Wednesday that a reward of up to $7,500 is now being offered for information about those responsible for the bombing of a railway switching shed in Kane County...
| Aug 20, 2009
| 3:26 PM
Officials are saying they have a fuel spill contained after an accident in a rail shipping yard in South Seattle.
About a thousand gallons of diesel fuel was spilled.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says an engine was moving cars in a...
| Jan 28, 2010
Police and railroad crews are looking for the driver of a pickup truck that hit a freight train in Stanwood and was dragged a half mile down the tracks.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says the truck hit the train about 2 a.m. Thursday...
| Feb 17, 2010
The Southbound lanes of Highway 99 in Seattle are back open this morning.
Seattle Police were investigating a bad crash just south of the Alaskan Way Viaduct which blocked the Southbound lanes for several hours during the night.
Police say the...