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Railcar jeopardy threatens environment, economy

    PULLMAN – Privately owned railway freight cars reduce the environmental impact of shipping, but a recent report finds owners may not be making enough to justify their continued investment in the cars.   Casavant “Economic and Environmental Benefits of Private Railcars in North America,” was jointly authored by Ken Casavant, professor of economics and […]

Last coal train pulls out of town

With a wave of the hand a brief walkie-talkie message, Troy Cowan, conductor with the Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad, signals to have the last two train cars delivering coal pulled away from Washington State University old steam plant. WSU has used coal to produce steam and heat the campus for approximately 100 years. […]