Mining company, BNSF put Tongue River Railroad on hold

A few weeks after Arch Coal indicated that it might declare bankruptcy, a subsidiary transportation company has asked that the permitting of the Tongue River Railroad be suspended.

On Tuesday, the Tongue River Railroad Company asked the U.S. Surface Transportation Board to suspend the permitting process for a rail spur that would allow Arch Coal to ship coal from the proposed Otter Mine to Colstrip and points west, according to a company release.

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