Olympia Blockade Releases Their List Of Demands

By Anonymous, www.insurrectionnewsworldwide.com -

From Insurrection News. Since November 18, a blockade of the railway freight line has been ongoing in downtown Olympia, Washington State, USA, about an hour’s drive from Seattle. The blockade is [...]

How We Can Turn Railroads Into A Climate Solution

By Patrick Mazza, www.grist.org -

By Patrick Mazza for Grist - Railroads have become a nexus of controversy in recent years due to their role in transporting climate-twisting fossil fuels. But they could become a locomotive [...]

New Oil Train Rules Force Railroad Cos. To Plan For Worst

By Natasha Geiling, www.thinkprogress.org -

By Natasha Geiling for Think Progress - A little over a month after a Union Pacific train carrying Bakken crude oil derailed outside of the tiny Oregon known of Mosier, the Department of [...]

‘Silk Road’ Revived As First Train Arrives In Iran From China With Goods

By Staff, www.AFP.com -

By Staff of AFP - The train, carrying 32 containers of commercial products from eastern Zhejiang province, took 14 days to make the 9,500-kilometre journey through Kazakstan and Turkmenistan. [...]

Commonsense, Adequate Funding Would Have Prevented Train Wreck

By Railroad Workers United, www.PopularResistance.org -

It has been a week now since Amtrak Train #188 derailed at speed east of Philadelphia, PA. The last week has witnessed endless speculation as the official investigation into the cause of the [...]

Solutionary Rail: Electric Rail For Freight & People

By Staff, www.solutionaryrail.org -

Solutionary Rail envisions a national effort to electrify U.S. rail lines beginning with a successful demonstration on the BNSF Northern Transcon from Seattle to Chicago. The backbone of a [...]

Move Toward Single Employee Train Crew Increases Risks

By Ron Kaminkow, www.railroadworkersunited.squarespace.com -

Single employee train crews are unsafe and dangerous for the crews that operate them, other railroad workers, those living along the tracks, motorists and pedestrians, for the community in [...]

Weak Oil-Train Regulations Don’t Go Nearly Far Enough

By Deirdre Fulton, www.commondreams.org -

Environmental groups say the Obama administration's new crude-by-rail regulations (pdf), proposed Wednesday, don't go nearly far enough to reduce the risk posed by hazardous rail cars carrying [...]

Railroad Suspends Union Officer For Citing Safety Concerns

J.J. Giuliano has been local chairman of the Selkirk unit of Albany, N.Y., Local 770 since 2003. Keeping his members safe is Giuliano’s top priority, and along with the leaders of the other [...]