Union Pacific

Mudslides Halt Rail Traffic Between Seattle and Portland
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Officials with BNSF Railway say mudslides have forced the suspension of train traffic on a heavily traveled section of rails between Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.
Gus Melonas, spokesman for the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway, says early Friday that 10…
Railroads Rack Up $15 Million in 2016 Penalties
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Transportation Department says it assessed more than $15 million in civil penalties against the U.S. railroad industry this year for safety violations and other infractions, a slight increase over 2015.
Friday's announcement came as Union Pacific, the nation's largest freig…
Union Pacific Resuming Oil Trains in Columbia Gorge
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Union Pacific plans to resume transporting oil by train through the Oregon side of the scenic Columbia River Gorge at some point this week.
It will mark the first time trains carrying barrels of crude oil will move through the area since June 3, when a train derailed near …