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Archive for the ‘Northstar Commuter Rail’ Category

FRIDLEY, MN – A Northstar commuter freight train derailed when BNSF tracks failed near Fridley Station at around 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 16 injuring two railroad workers and spilling corn and diesel fuel into Rice Creek at Locke Lake.

Photo Credit: Emily Bina

According to the Fridley Patch, Northstar commuter rail service between Big Lake and Minneapolis was cancelled today and is expected to remain out-of-service until Tuesday morning, July 19. Track is impassable due to a freight train derailment near Fridley Station which occurred around 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 16. ... Read More

COON RAPIDS MN – A Burlington-Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad worker was killed when he was struck by a Northstar commuter train in Coon Rapids, MN on Wednesday, September 1, 2010. The train was bound for Minneapolis at the time of the incident.

BNSF railroad worker killed by Northstar commuter train in Coon Rapids, MN on September 1, 2010. Photo credit: Richard Tsong-Taatarii, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Coon Rapids is in Anoka County, Minnesota in the east-central part of the state about 11 miles north of Minneapolis. ... Read More

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