Nov 23, 1883
The Stone Arch Bridge spans the Mississippi below St. Anthony Falls. Once called “Jim Hill’s Folly,” the bridge provides a crossing for trains and becomes a Minneapolis landmark.* 440 more words
STEEP AND CROOKED: THE MINING RAILROADS OF THE CANADIAN BORDER
By Bill LauxCHAPTER TWO
THE CRY FOR A RAILROAD
1889 – 1896
Daniel Corbin had from the beginning intended that his Spokane Falls and Northern Railway should enter Canada and reach the shores of Kootenay Lake where half a dozen mining camps needed transportation for their ores. 4,720 more words
Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney has pitched a bill that would tighten regulations on railroads that transport crude oil and other hazardous materials.
Senate Bill 7 would give Oregon Department of Environmental Quality authority to require oil spill prevention and emergency response plans from railroads with “high hazard train routes.” 10 more words
CSX and Norfolk Southern expect to increase the number of inward facing cameras in their locomotives this year and to install cell phone detection technology. 114 more words
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