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3 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Railway improvements under way near Mesa

The project is part of BNSF Railway Co.' s $5 billion in new capital projects planned this year in its 28-state service area, which includes 32,000 miles of track.

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Related Topix: Mesa, WA, Pasco, WA, Spokane, WA

7 hrs ago | KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Official: Young girl injured in accident at Railroad Days Festival

An official with the state Fire Marshal's Office told KPLC they are investigating an incident that happened Friday night at the Louisiana Railroad Days Festival in DeQuincy.

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Related Topix: DeQuincy, LA

11 hrs ago | WFMZ

Train cars up-righted after accident

How do you move a 240,000 pound train car? It's a question engineers had to answer after a Saturday train derailment in upper Northampton County.

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Related Topix: Northampton County, PA, Wyoming County, PA

11 hrs ago | KTVU Oakland

One person reportedly killed in Peninsula boating accident

The body of a person who reportedly died in an apparent boating accident was recovered in San Francisco Bay waters near Redwood City Wednesday evening.

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Related Topix: Redwood City, CA, San Mateo County, CA, Marina, CA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Pasadena Star-News

Monterey Park fire truck collision injures 15, one critically

MONTEREY PARK >> Six firefighters and nine civilians were injured, one of them critically, Wednesday after two fire engines collided in a Monterey Park intersection, sending one of them careening into a dim sum restaurant, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Monterey Park, CA, Fire, Alhambra, CA

WCAX-TV Burlington

Cement trucker convicted in NY bus driver's death

A Long Island cement truck driver has been convicted of manslaughter and assault for crashing into an overpass and a school bus in 2012, killing the driver.

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Related Topix: Truckers, Mineola, NY, Locust Valley, NY

The Modesto Bee

Freight train industry to miss safety deadline

The Association of American Railroads said in a report that about 20 percent of the approximately 60,000 miles of track being equipped with the technology will meet the deadline of Dec. 31, 2015.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission

Burlington Times News

Train service halted in Burlington due to car crash

Alamance EMS and Burlington fire and police were working the scene of an accident near the intersection of East Market and James streets in Burlington.

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KSL-TV

Pedestrian hit and killed by FrontRunner train

The Davis County Police Department reported the accident around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Davis County, UT, Sunset, UT, Clearfield, UT

Bangor Daily News

Maine not prepared for a Quebec-type crude accident on rail lines

The wreckage of a train is pictured after an explosion in Lac-Megantic, in this file picture taken July 6, 2013.

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Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Maine, Canada, Jackman, ME, Fire

Daily Mail

'Drunk driver' dragged 300ft after car collides with moving train...

'Drunk driver' dragged 300ft after car collides with moving train walks away from wreckage... before knocking on strangers' doors asking for somewhere to sleep A drunk driver who was dragged 300ft after his car collided with a moving train managed to free himself from the wreckage before knocking on strangers' doors to ask for a place to sleep.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

CBS Local

Residents Who Recorded West Plant Explosion Tell Story Behind Video

It was around 7:30 p.m. on April 17, 2013. Derrick Hurtt had just picked up his then 12-year-old daughter, Khloey, from their church in West, when they spotted a rising plume of dark smoke, and went to check it out.

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Related Topix: Explosion

WTEN-TV Albany

One killed in Glenville accident

Caitlin Callahan, 19, of Glenville, was driving when her car left the pavement and struck a concrete wall that supports the railroad overpass west of Bruce Drive.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Glenville, NY, Columbia County, NY

SanLuisObispo.com

Atascadero woman injured after truck overturns in Paso Robles

An Atascadero woman received major injuries Monday afternoon after her pickup truck drifted off the roadway in Paso Robles and overturned.

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Related Topix: Paso Robles, CA, Templeton, CA

Hollywood Reporter

'Midnight Rider' Accident: Sheriff's Office to Present Case to D.A. Next Week

At that point, it will be determined whether charges will be filed regarding the death of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant who was struck and killed by a train during production on the Gregg Allman biopic.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

CBS Local

Man Dies After Being Hit By Train In Latrobe

Quakenbush was found face down on the tracks and the coroner will perform toxicology tests to determine if alcohol or drugs were involved.

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Related Topix: Sports

Guitar World

New Book, 'Crazy Train,' Revisits the 'High Life and...

Crazy Train: The High Life and Tragic Death of Randy Rhoads by Joel McIver - featuring a foreword by Zakk Wylde and an afterword by Yngwie Malmsteen - is available now at the Guitar World Online Store.

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Related Topix: Metal, Randy Rhoads, Pop/Rock, Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Oregonian

6 things you should know about the Pacific Northwest's largest oil train terminal

The Port of Vancouver's rail loop would be used to unload 360,000 barrels of oil daily from trains.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA, Construction, Tesoro

The Orlando Sentinel

Man killed in head-on train crash

A Belleview man, who was walking on railroad tracks as a train barreled toward him, was killed Monday morning, Marion County deputies say.

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New Canaan News-Review

Commuter survey captures riders' ire

In a new survey, 90 percent of Metro-North commuters pointed to the railroad's leaders as a root cause of the late trains, crowded conditions and other problems that have often made going to work on the New Haven Line an ordeal in the past year.

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Related Topix: Bridgeport, CT

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