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May 2012

Progressive Rail and Wisconsin Northern Fined For Violating Wetland Laws

May 27, 2012

The state Justice Department announced that Progressive Rail Inc. and Wisconsin Northern Railroad will be forced to pay $49,000 in forfeitures and other fees. The railroad has been accused of violating state water and wetlands laws after a construction project in October of 2011. The railroad built new tracks in order to expand a truck-rail […]

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Amtrak Service Disrupted in Baltimore

May 27, 2012

According to the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, Amtrak passenger rail service has been disrupted in the Baltimore area today.  Overhead wire problems caused a complete halt of Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia service for four hours.   Service has since been restored on two out of three lines, but Amtrak has reported delays spanning from […]

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Seattle Mudslide Affects Rail Service

May 4, 2012

The Seattle times has reported that a mudslide hit downtown Seattle early Friday morning and will stop passenger rail service in the city until Sunday. The mudslide has affected the Sounder rail service from Everett and the Amtrak service from Seattle north. The area experienced heavy rains the last few days and the result was […]

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