BNSF Railway News

7 Passengers on Derailed Train Sue Amtrak, BNSF Railway

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An Illinois law firm filed lawsuits Monday against Amtrak and BNSF Railway on behalf of seven passengers who were on an Amtrak train when it derailed in north-central Montana late last month, killing three and injuring …

Haz-Mat Teams Responds to Train that Derails in SoCal Desert, Leaking Alcohol

LUDLOW, Calif. (AP) — A freight train derailed in the Southern California desert on Wednesday, sending more than 40 rail cars crashing into the sand, authorities said. Nobody was hurt and there was no fire when the BNSF Railway train …

BNSF on Track for Positive Train Control Installation

BNSF Railway is one of the first railroads to fully implement new safety technology that will be required by federal regulators by the end of the year, a company spokeswoman said. The new technology, known as positive train control, is …

OSHA Orders BNSF Railway to Reinstate Injured Workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered BNSF Railway to reinstate two workers in Montana and Wyoming after determining they were illegally fired when they reported they were injured at work. OSHA said Monday that BSNF violated whistleblower portions …

BNSF Fined $55K for Defects at Washington Crossings

BNSF Railway has agreed to pay $55,000 to settle claims by state regulators that the company failed to fix defects at seven railroad crossings in northwest Washington. The Bellingham Herald reports that six of the crossings were in Whatcom County …

BNSF, ADM Settle Lawsuit Over Nebraska Accident

BNSF Railway and ADM have settled a lawsuit filed over injuries suffered by a railroad conductor during a Lincoln, Neb., accident in 2008. Court records say BNSF sued ADM in September 2010 to recover the $405,000 it paid conductor Robert …