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BISMARCK, ND – On Friday, March 18, 2011 a BNSF train derailed in east Bismarck, ND, causing 14 rail cars loaded with coal to leave the tracks.

Fourteen rail cars hauling coal tipped over in BNSF train derailment in Bismarck, ND on Friday, March 18, 2011. Thirteen rail cars were destroyed in the incident.

Bismarck is in Burleigh County, North Dakota in the central part of the state about 6 miles southeast of Mandan. ... Read More

JAMESTOWN, ND – Crews in Jamestown, North Dakota were working to clean up coal and metal while trying to get both rail tracks open from a 21-car BNSF coal train derailment that happened Sunday morning, December 12, at about 7:00 am.

Twenty-one  out of 123 cars, derailed spilling more than 1,000 tons of coal wrecking cars on the two mainline tracks through the city. ... Read More

According to an article at INFORUM, Amy McBeth, BNSF’s director of public affairs, said the company is in the process of adding about 50 new jobs in North Dakota. Some of those have been filled, and a second round of hiring is set for early 2011. The company began the hiring push in August, 2010. BNSF employs about two-thirds of North Dakota’s 2,000 rail workers.

The company will also add about 90 jobs in Minnesota, where about 2,200 of the state’s 5,200 rail workers are BNSF employees. ... Read More

WILLISTON, ND – On Tuesday, October 26 an oil tanker truck crashed into a train near Williston, ND, killing the truck driver.

Oil tanker catches fire after crashing into train in Williston, ND on October 26, 2010.

Williston is in Williams County, North Dakota in the northwestern part of the state about 228 miles northwest of Bismarck. ... Read More

APPLE CREEK, ND – On Saturday, July 10, 2010 a BNSF train derailed in North Dakota spilling tons of coal along the banks of Apple Creek.

Thirty one freight cars derail from an eastbound BNSF train near Apple Creek, ND

Apple Creek is in Burleigh County, North Dakota in the central part of the state about 10 miles southeast of Bismarck, about 15 miles southeast of Mandan, about 187 miles west of Fargo, about 246 miles southwest of Grand Forks and about 119 miles southeast of Minot. ... Read More

WASHBURN, ND – The conductor of a train was killed after becoming trapped when two engines derailed and fell into the Turtle Creek about 3 miles south of Washburn, North Dakota. Washburn is located in central North Dakota about 40 miles north of Bismarck, 44 miles north of Mandan, 229 miles west of Fargo and 280 miles west of Grand Forks.

Scene of the fatal train derailment just south of Washburn, ND where the base of the tracks collapsed causing two engines to tip and roll over down the embankment of Turtle Creek.

The engines derailed after an embankment gave way from under the train. There were two railroad workers involved in the train accident. One died at the scene and the other was taken to a hospital in Bismarck where he was treated for a laceration. The body of the deceased railroad worker was removed from the scene of the accident about 4:30 pm. The names and ages of the two railroad workers have not been released. No other railroad workers were reported to have been involved in the accident. ... Read More

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