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Jun 26, 2020

2 killed, 2 railroad workers hurt in Rock County crash

Two men were killed and two railroad workers were injured in a Rock County crash.

Jul 10, 2017

Union Pacific hopes to soon reopen track near Milwaukee

Union Pacific says crews are making "good progress" repairing but haven't reopened a stretch of track where several coal cars derailed near Milwaukee.

May 29, 2016

2nd large railroad not interested in proposed Chicago bypass

A second large railroad has told federal officials it isn't interested in a proposed $8 billion, 278-mile rail line from Indiana to Wisconsin aimed at relieving Chicago-area freight congestion.

Apr 29, 2015

Patchwork of agencies intersect at railroad regulation

In their testimony to a Milwaukee committee Wednesday, railroad officials described efforts to increase safety in the transport of oil and other hazardous substances. But they also revealed a patchwork of regulatory agencies with differing jurisdictions that are not always coordinated in their efforts.

Apr 11, 2015

Fall Creek Public Works employee killed when train strikes lawn tractor

A man who was driving a lawn tractor has died after his machine was struck by a train in Fall Creek, near Eau Claire.

Jul 14, 2014

Rail business grows with sand demand

The boom in demand for Wisconsin’s sand used for hydraulic fracturing has prompted conflicts and safety concerns along with an increase in rail traffic moving the commodity to other states.

May 12, 2014

Bids out to repair Milwaukee bridge damaged by train

The city of Milwaukee is seeking bids to repair damage caused when a Union Pacific train struck bridges at South 35th Street and South Howell Avenue.

Apr 28, 2014

Union Pacific to begin upgrading Altoona rail yard

Union Pacific Railroad will soon begin $30 million in improvements at the Altoona rail yard.

Mar 24, 2014

Train strikes 2 Milwaukee bridges

A Union Pacific train struck two overpasses Monday in Milwaukee.

Aug 28, 2012

State’s rail construction on track to grow

Private companies are footing the bill for thousands of rail-related jobs in Wisconsin and it’s predicted that employment will continue to grow.

May 3, 2012

Crossing that bridge: Highland Road Bridge over I-43

Timing is everything in most construction projects and that definitely was the case during the summer of 2011 as crews replaced the Highland Road Bridge over Interstate 43 in Mequon.

Mar 7, 2011

Freight rail gets budget delivery

By James Briggs Gov. Scott Walker has signaled a firm commitment to trains in Wisconsin — just not the kind people can ride on. At a time when state aid […]


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