Railroad

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The state of Oregon has ordered a company to stop rebuilding sections of the Port of Tillamook Bay railroad because it doesn't have a state permit. The company isn't stopping and says it doesn't need a state permit.

The worst train in America is right here in the Northwest: the famed Empire Builder.

Wyden and Merkley Take Railroad Companies To Task

Jan 27, 2014
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At a meeting with emergency responders in Portland Friday, U.S. senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley asked railroad companies to address growing concerns about oil train safety.

Shreyans Bhansali

Northwest emergency responders met in Portland Tuesday to discuss the increased potential for oil spills in the region.

Jessica Robinson

Take a drive down any highway in the Northwest, and you'll pass signs for dozens of small towns. There are more than 700 cities under 10,000 people in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Many of these towns came about because of railroads or timber or mines and now they’re trying to figure out what comes next. Today, we begin an occasional series on Northwest small towns. Correspondent Jessica Robinson takes us to a tiny town in north Idaho that's getting even tinier. 

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has created a panel to try to end a stalemate over federal forest lands that once belonged to a corrupt railroad. Amelia Templeton explains.

Railex

A company that ships Northwest produce to East Coast markets by rail plans an expansion that will benefit the region's wineries. Railex has reached an agreement with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates to build a massive wine storage warehouse in southeast Washington.