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7/31/2011 6:33:00 PM


Denison, IA derailment spills coal, closes crossing
By Kristen Johnson, Multimedia Journalist/ Weekend Anchor - bio | email
Crews are working through the night to fix 800-feet of railroad track
through Denison, Iowa. The 15th Street crossing was closed after the Union
Pacific train derailed around 6:30 ...

National Model Railroad Association Dayton Train Show |
On Saturday, November 5th, 2011 – railroad enthusiasts in or near Dayton
Ohio are in for a real treat. The National Model Railroad Association
Dayton Train

JR Ventimilia, Joshua Sternin, & Ciro Nieli Talk Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ...
Comic Book Movie
They also address the roles of certain characters in the series (such as
Casey Jones and April O' Neil), as well as the roles of the Turtles
themselves. Since this is a reboot, did you want to do anything to put your
own personal spin on the Teenage

Official says train accident in eastern India injures several people
Washington Post
Earlier this month at least 68 people were killed when a packed passenger
train derailed in north India. India's railroad network is one of the
largest in the world and carries about 14 million passengers each day.
Accidents are common, with most

Train derails in western Iowa
Omaha World-Herald
DENISON, Iowa — Union Pacific Railroad crews are clearing the debris from
a coal train derailment Sunday morning in Denison, Iowa. Denison police
said 18 of the 136 train cars toppled off the line that runs east-west
through town.

Investigation continues into man hit by train
NewsChannel 9 WSYR
Around 1:00 Saturday, police say a 35-year old man was crossing the
railroad tracks behind the Carousel Center Mall. He was heading south and
the train was westbound, when he was hit and killed. Police have not
identified the victim as they try and

Rail crossings to get gates
The Times and Democrat
While accidents are one factor in determining whether a rail crossing needs
a signal upgrade, other factors include the number of trains crossing per
day, the number of tracks at the crossing, train speeds and the number of
highway lanes, Munn said.

SC Railroad Museum Train Rides Through History - Columbia SC Event
Find official travel information about Columbia, SC, including hotels,
restaurants, events, and more from the online travel resource of Columbia,

Chinese censors find hiding fatal rail collision a tough order
Korea Times
According to the New York Times, a young girl watching from her window knew
something the local railroad officials did not. Something had happened to
the lead train. She posted on weibos, "It's moving slower than a snail. I
hope nothing happens to it.

Funds set for railroad projects
Times Daily
The Memphis and Charleston Railroad built the depot in 1888 as a district
headquarters between Memphis and Chattanooga, according to information
provided by the museum. The downtown museum on Water Street includes a yard
lined with train cars and

Iowa Interstate Railroad train goes into emergency
Iowa Interstate train CBBI goes into emergency braking near Atlantic, Iowa
in April 2011 for a hot engine in one of the locomotives of its consist.

Control room at NSU serves as brains for light rail
The Virginian-Pilot
As they move down the track, tiny digital gates rise and fall at
intersections, and simulated railroad-crossing lights flash and then go
still. From this small, windowless room in The Tide's maintenance building,
controller dispatchers follow all train

A Summer Circus Train
Catch the circus train in Essex before it pulls out of the station on
Sunday. By Karena Garrity Looking for a different, unique way to spend a
fun and exciting summer day in the area? Look no further than the Valley
Railroad Circus Train and Big Top

Historic Anniversary for Railroad
FOX 21 Online
The non–profit, all volunteer excursion train made the first trip from
St. Paul to Duluth in 1870. This weekend, they invite passengers to relive
those olden days. Andrew Webb, president of the Lake Superior and
Mississippi Railroad says,

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7/30/2011 6:55:00 PM


Nevada trucking company sues Amtrak, Union Pacific over deadly crash
Washington Post
A Nevada trucking company has filed suit again Amtrak and Union Pacific,
claiming they failed to maintain a safe railroad crossing at the site where
one of its drivers plowed into an Amtrak train last month, killing six
people and injuring at least 20

China Escalates Train-Crash Response
Wall Street Journal
The government said a preliminary inquiry into Saturday's crash indicated
that a lightning strike had caused one train to lose power, and that the
second train then rear-ended it. On Thursday, Xinhua, citing railroad
officials, said the railway signal

CSX train kills man crossing tracks near Carousel Center in Syracuse
By Charley Hannagan / The Post-Standard Syracuse, NY – A 35-year-old man
died this afternoon when he was struck by a CSX train on the railroad
tracks behind Carousel Center near the Park Street railroad bridge,
Syracuse police said.

Railroad marks Duluth's first train 141 years ago | Duluth News ...
The Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad this weekend will mark the 141st
anniversary of the Duluth arrival of the first train of its namesake
predecessor .

Train, 18-wheeler collide at railroad crossing | ...
GRAND BAYOU, La. (AP) - A Red River Parish railroad crossing will be closed
for several days after a collision between a freight train and an

Railroad Museums and Scenic Train Rides: A Sam in the City Video ...
Railroad Museums and Scenic Train Rides: A Sam in the City Video.

Trucking company in Amtrak train crash countersues Amtrak, Union Pacific
Reno Gazette Journal
John Davis Trucking Company, facing five lawsuits after one of its drivers
slammed into an Amtrak train last month, killing six, has countersued
Amtrak and Union Pacific, claiming the rail companies failed to maintain a
safe railroad crossing at the

A railroad train does a burnout of the tracks | Regator Curated ...
In this file photo a fashion modelnot Melissa Stampf poses as a train
engineer A lesbian locomotive engineer is suing the Long Island Railroad
for millions ...

TYWKIWDBITaiWikiWidbee A railroad train does aburnout of the tracks
A railroad train does aburnout of the tracks. The photo shows what happens
when a train with multiple engines has the brakes applied but an engine
does not

Kids' book details 'Wagon Train to Freedom'
Topeka Capital Journal
Todd Mildfelt, of Richmond, has written “Wagon Train to Freedom,” a
children's book based on an actual Underground Railroad trip in the summer
of 1860. The Underground Railroad was a network of routes and safe houses
that helped fugitive slaves escape ...

Railroad Towns Spring From Southern Reconstruction
This made it a great getaway for the elite, who breezed in on fancy Pullman
train cars to resort at one of four fine hotels. But they weren't the only
patrons. The little railroad town was also a popular reunion spot for Civil
War veterans.

Railroad & Area Officials Discuss Slow Response to Stranded Train
By Patrick Barnard Westport emergency responders reportedly had a
“productive” meeting with officials from Metro-North Railroad Friday to
discuss communications problems the previous Friday when a train became
stranded in the heat.

This train geek in railroad heaven - Quad Cities Online
This train geek in railroad heaven - Quad-Cities Online is the Quad Cities
leading Internet service provider offering dial in access, local news from

A railroad bottleneck if coal train traffic increases — Climate ...
A new study shows passenger rail service from Seattle to Vancouver, B.C.,
can expand. But additional freight traffic from coal trains would create a

China's railroads: One big mess
Tribune Review
The crash occurred when one train, reportedly hit by lightning and stalled
on the tracks, was hit from behind by a second train. Why wasn't the
oncoming train's crew radioed about the problem ahead, which is basic
railroad protocol?

Crown Corporation Contracts with Paul Lewis, RMT, for Pilot P?roject
Massage Magazine
by Josephine Sinopoli Train travel and the railroad have had a long and
vibrant history in North America, and their glorification in the media has
captured the curiosity and imagination of generations. Their growth and
development across our land has

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7/29/2011 7:07:00 PM


Track Reopened At Site Of Derailment
GRAND BAYOU -- The section of railroad where a freight train derailed after
a collision with an 18-wheeler on Wednesday was repaired and reopened this
morning. US Highway 84 at the site of the derailment in Red River Parish is
still closed but State ...

Train passengers should read the fine print on their tickets
Allentown Morning Call
"Passengers, if needed, will assist train crew in pushing train, removing
livestock and fallen trees from track." Those words were written —
probably by some marketing guy — when the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern
Railroad opened almost a half-century ...,0,7161951.story

Reviving Eunice City Lake Eleven Years After Train Derailment
KATC Lafayette News
Thirty-three of the 113 cars making up an eastbound Union Pacific Railroad
train derailed northwest of Eunice, Louisiana. The derailment occurred on a
bridge crossing an unnamed tributary to Bayou Des Cannes. Fifteen of the
derailed cars contained a ...

Officials look to tattoos to identify man found dead near West Haven 
railroad ...
The Republic
AP WEST HAVEN, Utah — Weber County authorities are trying to identify a
man found dead in a gully near railroad tracks in West Haven. Railroad
crews loading a train found the body Thursday afternoon. Officials say it
doesn't appear the man was hit by

Track reopened at site of derailment
AP The section of railroad where a freight train derailed after a collision
with an 18-wheeler has been repaired and is now open. US Highway 84 at the
site of the derailment in Red River Parish is still closed but Louisiana
State Police said it could

Rail excursion Tourist train returning to Bluefield
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
BLUEFIELD — In another welcomed tourism boost for the Bluefield area, a
third rail excursion train is coming to Nature's Air-Conditioned City this
fall. The popular Roanoke, Va., to Bluefield Amtrack tourist train will be
making another stop in

River Ramblings.....
Granite Falls Advocate Tribune
Traveling by passenger train on that rail line is long in the past. In
fact, the last time I rode on those railroad tracks in that area was in the
summer of 1971. Dave Thom and I were looking to meet up with some friends
at a concert in St. Paul. ...

2 on motorcycle die in Carbon County crash
By AP AP WELLINGTON -- Authorities say two people riding a motorcycle in
Carbon County were killed in an early morning crash involving a train. The
crash was reported at about 3:30 am Friday at a railroad crossing on
Highway 6 in Wellington.

China Train Derailment - Railroad Worker News - Zimbio
Giant Landslide Kills 19 in China Train Derailment China Train Derailment
Leaves 19 Dead China train derailment kills 4 Kimerli says: RT

Today in Nebraska-August
Greenfield Daily Reporter
1969 — The Interstate Commerce Commission criticized the Burlington
Railroad for halting a train at Hemingford and ordering passengers to
continue to their destination on a chartered bus. 1955 — About 200
inmates rioted at the state penitentiary in

Body of man found near tracks in West Haven
Salt Lake Tribune
By jason bergreen A railroad crew found the body of a man Thursday
afternoon near train tracks in West Haven. The man, who was in his late 40s
or early 50s, hadn't been identified but police don't believe he was
murdered. Weber County sheriff's Lt. ...

Train collides with pickup on closed crossing
Odessa American
An early morning collision Thursday morning at the railroad tracks of off
Cargo Road involving a train and a vehicle resulted in no injuries, but
officials are wondering why someone tried to drive past the barricade that
blocks the road.

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7/28/2011 10:49:00 PM

Westport, RR officials to meet on 'confused' response to train emergency
Westport officials were scheduled to huddle with Metro-North Railroad
officials Friday to review the delayed emergency-services response to a
train stranded on the tracks in sweltering heat in Green's Farms last week,
triggered by what fire officials ...

Himes, DeLauro call on Metro-North to improve emergency communications
Ct Post
Jim Himes, D-4, and Rosa DeLauro, D-3, are holding Metro-North Railroad
officials' feet to the fire after a punishing heat wave last Friday caused
massive delays and left hundreds of passengers to bake under a blaring sun
that warmed broken-down train ...

Chilliwack man 'plays chicken' with CPR train
By Robert Freeman - Chilliwack Progress A 21-year-old Chilliwack man did
not drive a truck headlong into an oncoming CPR train as reported to RCMP
officials, but was rather driving away from the train on the railroad
tracks at the time of the crash.

Truck driver ticketed for collision derailing train
By Carolyn Roy - bio | email The truck driver involved in the collision
that caused a major train derailment Wednesday in Red River Parish and sent
four people to the hospital has been ticketed for failure to yield at the
railroad crossing.

Romaine, North Fork Tourism Industry, Hoping Wine Train Rolls On
By Joseph Pinciaro A promotional effort on the Long Island Rail Road shared
by the train and local wineries has reportedly been a success so far, East
Enders are hoping the North Fork Wine Train doesn't make its last stop. An
offering of local wines on

Man injured when train derails in south Georgia
Stamford Advocate
(AP) — Authorities say a man has been taken to a hospital after he was
injured when a train derailed in south Georgia. WTOC-TV reports the
derailment happened Thursday in the small Wayne County town of Doctortown,
on railroad tracks west of US Highway ...

Increased train traffic prompts concerns
Glens Falls Post-Star
Some residents in Hadley are concerned about possible negative impacts of
increased train traffic on the line. Not everyone is happy with the
rejuvenated Warren County railroad. A Hadley woman questioned Warren County
supervisors about railroad safety

RMI Completes RailConnect(R) Transportation Management System (TMS ...
MarketWatch (press release)
RailAmerica has also deployed RailConnect mCrew for mobile reporting of
train operations in the field. In addition, RailAmerica selected RMI's
ShipperConnect Rail Carrier Interface to streamline communications with
customers and expedite car ordering

Delays on South Shore commuter rail lines after engine breaks down in Quincy
Boston Globe
According to Scott Farmelant, the spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay
Commuter Railroad company, an outbound Kingston train broke down in Quincy
Center where there is just one track serving the South Shore lines and both
inbound and outbound traffic.

CSX train car catches fire in W.Va.
(AP) - A CSX train car containing old railroad ties caught fire in a remote
area of Mineral County. A dispatcher says the fire was reported shortly
after 4:30 am Thursday in the Patterson Creek area. Fire officials say the
fire was contained to the

Car hit by freight train in Roy; Frontrunner service to SLC delayed
Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City
UTA spokesman Gerry Carpenter says a Union Pacific train hit the car at
about 5 am Thursday at the railroad crossing of 4800 South. He says the
impact of the accident pushed the vehicle onto the Frontrunner tracks. The
5600 South railroad crossing is,0,1651850.story

Train, 18-wheeler collide at Red River Parish railroad crossing
The Republic
A Red River Parish railroad crossing will be closed for several days after
a collision between a freight train and an 18-wheeler. Authorities say the
tractor-trailer's driver failed to yield and drove through flashing lights
that warned of an

PD Editorial: Growing costs and a shrinking train
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
That is how much the cost of building SMART commuter train has increased
since the last estimate came out. SMART says the cost of the first phase
— connecting Railroad Square in Santa Rosa to downtown San Rafael — has
increased from $335 million to

Derailed train a pain in Waterford
Marietta Times
"My car's on the other side," said Elaine Schott, a resident of Sunset
Lane, across which railroad cars were still stretched Wednesday afternoon,
24 hours after the train derailed. "I do not think the railroad should be
allowed to shut us off like this

Demolition threatens old train depot in Blue Springs
Kansas City Star
The depot is not a protected historic site, but supporters argue that it's
a crucial reminder of Blue Springs' history and how the railroad helped
shape the city by bringing visitors and commerce. Kansas City Southern
wants to raze the building because

Miniature railroad and train station - Chatham, Massachusetts ...
This how Chatham Railroad station lokked in 1937. Spotted in Chatham
Railroad Museum.

Train signals adventure
News & Observer
"Something like being under a railroad bridge when a train passes
overhead," was the answer, which failed to warn him of a railroad nearby.
Sometime that night, the local freight rumbled and tooted. My friend
panicked, convinced he'd been caught in a

Chinese Officials Blame Design Flaws in Deadly Crash of Bullet Trains
New York Times
By SHARON LaFRANIERE BEIJING — Chinese railway officials blame “serious
design flaws” in railroad signaling equipment for the high-speed train
crash in eastern China that left 39 people dead and 192 people injured on
Saturday, the official news agency

'Train to Main' by electric cart
Albany Times Union
The "Train to Main" link was made possible by the donation from the Friends
of Front Street Mountain Developers and will speed up consumer access to
the downtown. The Saratoga and North Creek Railroad, after a delay in
opening that was scheduled for ...

SAMRA layouts featured during model train show
San Antonio Express
The show will feature more than 40 vendors selling everything needed to
build a model railroad, including tracks, cars and locomotives, and even
books for the beginner and the model train hobbyist. One lucky visitor will
have a chance to win a door

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7/27/2011 11:03:00 PM


Truck-Train Collision In Red River Parish
GRAND BAYOU -- A freight train and an 18-wheeler collided at a railroad
crossing in Red River Parish Wednesday after the truck driver drove through
flashing lights that warned of an approaching train -- touching off a fire
on a locomotive and causing

Police: Man drives around railroad crossing arm
Herald Zeitung
Andrew Collins Wilson, 18, of New Braunfels, was charged with possession of
drug paraphernalia and obedience to signal indicating the approach of a
train, and Mark Adam Wilson, 18, of Indianapolis, was charged with
possession of drug paraphernalia,

Freight train with chemical cars derails in California
Reuters UK
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Union Pacific freight train
hauling about 14 chemical cars derailed on Wednesday in a desert town north
of Los Angeles, prompting the evacuation of at least 100 homes, but the
railroad said the overturned

UPDATED: Train, 18-wheeler collide in Red River Parish
Shreveport Times
GRAND BAYOU – Four people were injured this afternoon when a Union
Pacific train collided with an 18-wheeler, sending four locomotives and 15
rail cars off the tracks and causing several to burst into flames. The
train conductor, engineer and a

Freight train derails in rural California desert
San Jose Mercury News
A Union Pacific spokesman says a long freight train that derailed in the
high desert of northern Los Angeles County is not carrying any hazardous
substances, but an evacuation of about 100 homes remains in effect.
Railroad spokesman Aaron Hunt said 21

Train sparks brush fire near downtown CSX bridge
Evansville Courier & Press
A train reportedly started a brush fire near the downtown Henderson CSX
rail bridge over the Ohio River on Wednesday. The Henderson City Fire
Department responded Wednesday to the brush blaze, which had spread across
the railroad tracks from North

Deadly Chinese Collision Shouldn't Kill High Speed Rail
IEEE Spectrum
But what's followed has been conjecture about whether China's extremely
ambitious high-speed rail program has resulted in a train network that is
inherently unsafe. In 2009 alone, China sank nearly US $90 billion into
high-speed rail line construction.

Deadly Chinese Collision Shouldn't Kill High Speed Rail
IEEE Spectrum
But what's followed has been conjecture about whether China's extremely
ambitious high-speed rail program has resulted in a train network that is
inherently unsafe. In 2009 alone, China sank nearly US $90 billion into
high-speed rail line construction.

Rail - All there is to know about Amtrak service in Chico - Planes ...
By GregFischer
Sacramento RT's (Regional Transit) light-rail Gold Line goes right into the
train station for very easy transfers. If you are inbound to Sacramento on
a Capitol Corridor or San Joaquin train you could layover in Sacramento and

It's so hot that railroad tracks are warping
Fort Worth Star Telegram
The precise details of each railroad's plans can vary. In Dallas last week,
officials at the light-rail system began directing train operators to go
slower on some turns because of possible sun kinks, Dallas Area Rapid
Transit spokesman Morgan Lyons

More on the Chatsworth train crash and Andrew Cohen
Point of Law
Veolia's ban on cell-phone use by engineers exceeds federal safety
regulations; the Federal Railroad Administration considered and rejected
such a ban. (The engineer himself had been hired by Amtrak, not Veolia, who
was required to retain Amtrak ...

Train Services In Thai Far South Temporarily Suspended
NARATHIWAT, July 27 (Bernama) -- Train services in the Thai far South, from
Su-ngai Kolok in Narathiwat to Surat Thani Provinces and vice versa, have
been temporarily suspended following a bomb attack at a section of a local
railroad in Narathiwat's

City works to build new train station
Alton Telegraph
The current station, 3400 College Ave., will be even more lacking once the
higher-speed rail system is in place and there are more train riders,
Hoechst said. "It will be totally inadequate in the future," he said. "It's
a regional station with

Doubts remain over the safety of China high-speed rail
Economic Times
The state-run media have played down questions about the cause of the
accident, but newspapers published accounts from two railroad employees.
her train to slow down and to wait about 20 minutes at the last station.
Six minutes after her train left the

Metro-North Offers Explanation of Delays
Westport Now
As for today's delays of up to 40 minutes between New Haven and Stamford,
the railroad said they resulted from a work train that derailed west of
Bridgeport around midnight. “Our emergency crews arrived at the
derailment within 20 minutes,” the

Return of Sonoma County rail service prompts safety concerns
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
At those crossings, engineers are supposed to sound the train's horn and
come almost to a stop before proceeding, Stogner said. SMART's policy is to
close and consolidate as many private rail crossings as possible, Stogner

Intense heat in Dallas-Fort Worth could warp railroad tracks -- Trinity ...
Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)
Trinity Railway Express trains could be forced to run at slower speeds
again today because of the potential for the intense midday heat to warp
the railroad tracks, officials warned. TRE directed its train operators to
reduce their maximum speed to 60

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7/26/2011 11:25:00 PM


El Dorado Western Railway: Railroad offers train rides each Sunday
The El Dorado Western Railroad invites you to ride on the train each Sunday
through September. The train departs the station on the hour and half-hour

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Crash Raises Questions on China's Rush to Build High-Speed Rail
New York Times
But media outlets published accounts from two railroad employees. Jiang
Xiaomei, identified as the manager of the train that was struck from
behind, was quoted by a state-run newspaper as saying that a thunderstorm
had forced her train to slow down and

Jaybird Flies
Huffington Post
Unlike the iconic railroad engineer, who kept his hand on the throttle
while his train plunged down curving tracks to disaster, and by doing so
saved the lives of many people, the MTA chief Jay Walder did not even
complete two years at the helm of the

Prioritize safety over technology
JoongAng Daily
In the meantime, are we supposed to stake our lives each time we get on the
train? A high-speed railway represents a country's technological status.
The Chinese stock market took a steep dive after the disastrous train
accident. Rail authorities

Iroquois County: Woman killed in car-train crash
Kankakee Daily Journal
By Bill Byrns A 48-year-old Highland Park woman was struck and killed by a
freight train Monday evening as she was driving around the
railroad-crossing gates north of Buckley. The accident occurred at 8:25 pm,
according to Iroquois County sheriff's

Train problems prompt meeting with Metro-North
Wall Street Journal
Emergency responders said they were delayed in reaching riders because
Metro-North dispatchers initially indicated that the train was not carrying
passengers. Metro-North President Howard Permut tells the Greenwich Time
that railroad officials will ...

Story Notes for Collateral Damage (blog)
Actor Elias Koteas played Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. J.
Kenneth Campbell has military expertise of his own. He served in Vietnam as
a marine. Collateral Damage is the fourth Schwarzenegger movie to film in

Hopewell Depot: Old rail station to get new life
Poughkeepsie Journal
Rich Taylor, 73, president of the Hopewell Depot Restoration Corporation,
repairs a piece of original window molding at the historic train station
originally built in 1873. The volunteer group, which has been working on
the facility since 1996,

U.S.-Listed Chinese Stocks Retreat on Railroad Crash, U.S. Debt
San Francisco Chronicle
"On top of that, you have this rail crash." A high-speed train crash July
23 that killed at least 36 people spurred concern the government will slow
transportation investment. American depositary receipts of Chinese
companies fell after the shares sank

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7/25/2011 11:32:00 PM


The pine-cone express: century of railroad history in southern France
Monsters and
With a penetratingly insistent honking of its horn, the blue-coloured
rail-bus leaves the train station. The rail-bus can reach speeds of up to
75 kilometres per hour on the narrow-gauge tracks. Then comes the first
stop, somewhere in the middle of a

China Has 'Zero' Chance on High-Speed Train Exports After Crash Kills 39
A high-speed train passes the wreckage of two other high-speed trains which
collided, in the town of Shuangyu in the eastern Chinese province of
Zhejiang, China. Photographer: AFP/Getty Images Chinese rail suppliers, who
helped build the world's

Man struck by train identified
Edith Horstman (left), 53, and Rosa Weinel, 35, both of Melbourne, walk
along the railroad tracks in Melbourne where their friend, Richard
Gillespie, 44, was struck and killed by a train about 4 am Monday. They
were looking for a beer can cozy

Train Hits Thunder Valley
The Sacramento Press
by Randy Miramontez, published on July 25, 2011 at 6:11 PM Grammy awarding
winning, Train, not to be confused with the series of connected railroad
cars pulled or pushed by one or more locomotives, thundered into town on
Sunday and performed to a sold

Westport Presses for Meeting on Stalled Train
Westport Now
By James Lomuscio The Town of Westport today pressed for a meeting with
state and Metro-North railroad officials following Friday's stalled train
that left more than 300 passengers in 103-degree heat for up to an hour
near the Greens Farms station.

Alvin woman killed by train at crossing without safety gate
Betty Ketchum died Saturday morning when her car was hit by a train. She'd
just picked up some fresh produce from Froberg's Farm and was crossing the
railroad tracks to exit the parking lot when the train came through. There
is a stop sign at the

Metro-North Responds To Friday Heat Problem Outside Westport
CBS New York
WESTPORT, CT (WCBS 880) - For passengers traveling on a Metro-North
Railroad train outside of Westport, Connecticut on Friday, high
temperatures spelled doom when the overhead wires overheated and tangled
with a power arm on the train.

With lack of funding, will DesertXpress ever lay its tracks?
I'm fairly certain that isn't going to happen anytime soon. Still, it
wouldn't surprise me if the Federal Railroad Administration approved the
DesertXpress loan. There are some forces in Washington that seem to be
greater than a runaway train

High Speed Train Collision Results in Firing Three Top Aides in China
ABC News
By ELIZABETH GRETHER A bullet train passes the wreckage of two other
high-speed trains which collided two days earlier, in the town of Shuangyu
in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, July 25, 2011. (AFP/Getty
Images) Three top railroad officials

City jumping through final hoops for rail station funding
Dearborn Press and Guide
According to a report by the Congressional Bicameral High-Speed & Intercity
Passenger Rail Caucus, the House bill would nix nearly all of Michigan's
high-speed rail projects approved since 2009, including Dearborn's train
station; rail acquisition and

Amtrak returns to full Kansas City-St. Louis service
After weeks of flood-related cancellations, Amtrak will reinstate full
passenger rail service between Kansas City and St. Louis on Wednesday. The
railroad operator cut its cross-state Missouri River Runner service to a
single round trip on July 2

Amtrak returns to full Kansas City-St. Louis service
After weeks of flood-related cancellations, Amtrak will reinstate full
passenger rail service between Kansas City and St. Louis on Wednesday. The
railroad operator cut its cross-state Missouri River Runner service to a
single round trip on July 2

Rail was the Route to Atlanta
This meant the line was connected all the way to Columbus, Mississippi
where the line merged with the Texas and Pacific Railroad. Over the years
several trains connected Douglasville to Atlanta and Birmingham including
passenger trains. One such train

Commuters asking for answers after heat-related havoc on Metro-North
Ct Post
... for trains Monday morning were still steamed after heat-related
problems on the Metro-North Railroad last week caused massive delays,
overcrowding and health issues for many riders stuck on tracks after wire
problems shut down train traffic.

Full Missouri River Runner Amtrak Service This Week
Kansas City infoZine
Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. Information is subject to change as
conditions warrant. Passengers are encouraged to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit for schedule information and train status updates.

Roberson rail project draws newcomers
Press & Sun-Bulletin
About nine volunteers have been hard at work on a gigantic model train
layout for the Roberson Museum and Science Center in Binghamton. They hope
to have it completed and open to the public in time for the Christmas
holidays this year.

Future links to past, as historic train depot is restored
Minnesota Public Radio
"Some of the railroad presidents didn't want to build a fancy depot like
this. They thought it was a waste of money," Diers said. "And it turned out
they were right. Because by the time it was completed in 1924, the
passenger train was already in

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7/24/2011 11:42:00 PM


Famed postal dog gets his own stamp
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
In an era when railroad wrecks were common, no train Owney rode on ever
crashed. Mail clerks looked on the dog as a good-luck charm, and he became
part of rail folklore. Owney eventually rode across America in those train
mail cars,

Man killed while crossing Surrey railroad tracks
Vancouver Sun
The crew could not see the victim from their position in the cab at the
front of the train, Senecal said. A makeshift memorial of flowers and cards
had sprung up for the young man beside the railroad tracks on Sunday

QC rail fans enjoy steamy Sunday
Quad City Times
"Kids today don't know what a train is. When I think of a train, I think of
steam locomotives," he said. The urban scenery gave way to glimpses of
cornfields, fields of Queen Anne's lace and black-eyed Susans, and farm
buildings. "I like railroad ...

Working With New Script to Stop a Train Wreck
New York Times
By JOHN HARWOOD WASHINGTON — The toughest legislative negotiations always
resemble those old movies in which a terrified and helpless damsel lies
bound to the railroad tracks. Mary Calvert/CBS News, via Associated Press
Senators Mark Warner,

Railroad Crossing Claims Life
KPRC Houston
There were no gates or flashing lights at the crossing intersection, and
BNSF Railroad told Local 2 the train was going 53 mph when it hit Ketchum's
car. Union Pacific said that was not their territory, but near that
crossing was the Froberg farm,

Unknown man hit and killed at railroad crossing in Hudson
Greeley Tribune
The man was lying down in the gravel in between the tracks at the railroad
crossing in Hudson. The conductor was blowing his horn and yelling out the
window, Martinez said. The man then sat up and the train struck him in the

Groups brighten train depot's future | depot railroad train All ...
All aboard: Groups brighten train depot's future | depot, railroad, train,
new, bengel, foundation, bern, hoped, restoration, alderman.

Collision in China raises safety concern
Hindustan Times
The crash occurred late Saturday on the high-speed railroad in east China's
industrial heartland of Zhejiang province after a stalled train struck by
lightning was rear-ended by a bullet train going from Beijing to Fuzhou.
Four of the mangled coaches

China's High-Speed Rail System Under Scrutiny After Collision Kills 43 People
Neon Tommy
At least 43 were were killed and more than 200 injured after a high-speed
rail collision in the city of Wenzhou in China's Zhejian province Saturday,
July 23. A speeding train collided with a train that had been stalled after
being hit by lightning.

Man killed after trying to cross railroad tracks in Surrey
Global Edmonton
It is not clear if anyone aboard the train saw the man before the incident,
but they do believe alcohol may have been a factor in the accident. The
young man has not been identified but a memorial has sprung up alongside
the railroad tracks this

Cleveland's former train stations, summer nights on the shore, and polka king ...
Plain Dealer
A downer was seeing flag draped caskets containing guys killed in Korea.
These were kept ready at railroad terminals for shipment home. I remember
taking the train from Cleveland to Philadelpha when I was about 4 years
old. It was pretty awesome.

Casey Jones - Murray & Chorus (wax Amberol)‏ - YouTube
CONTENT IS PUBLIC DOMAIN. Edison Amberol record #450, "Casey Jones", sung
by Billy murray and chorus (released June 1910). This ...

Bike, Hike and Train Package | Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge ...
Hike, Bike & Train. Mtn bike route Leave Durango on a morning shuttle to
... Traveling along the canyons of the Animas River in vintage railroad

Authorities Patrolling Railroad Tracks For Trespassers
Officials at Operation Lifesaver, an organization that tracks train safety,
said Columbus leads the state in trespassing incidents on railroad tracks,
10TV's Jason Frazer reported. "Railroad properties are actually privately
owned property," said Shel ...

2 kids killed after being hit by train
By Miko Morelos Two children were killed while their mother suffered
serious injuries after they were hit by a train as they were crossing a
railroad track Sunday afternoon in Makati City. Case investigator Senior
Police Officer 3 Miguel Descalzo of

Trying to make her dream come true'
Jackson Sun
Renee Allen of Bolivar sings ÔJesus Take the WheelŐ during the Amber
Kendrick Memorial Foundation benefit on Saturday at the Casey Jones
Amphitheater in Casey Jones Village in Jackson. / KENNETH CUMMINGS/The
Jackson Sun Family and friends of Amber

Landrum plans to renovate train depot
Spartanburg Herald Journal
The depot's significance dates back to the city's founding after the
railroad was extended into the northern part of Spartanburg County. The
community was named for John Landrum, who gave the railroad land in 1877 to
construct a train station.

PHOTOS: Circus train comes to Essex for celebration
Middletown Press
ESSEX - The Valley Railroad Circus Train & Big Top Show came to Essex on
Saturday afternoon to help celebrate an anniversary. Essex Steam Train &
Riverboat is celebrating its 40th anniversary with special events scheduled
throughout the year.

Franklin rail line could expand to Milford and Hopedale
Milford Daily News
"If there's also commuter rail, it's a tremendous opportunity." Moore said
he could envision condominiums overlooking Hopedale Pond where residents
could board a train to Boston. And, the complex has enough room to store
overnight the six MBTA trains

Mozark Moments: The train that never came for Dallas County
Christian County Headliner News
Clockwise from top: The approximate route of the Laclede & Fort Scott
Railroad that was to run from Lebanon, through Buffalo, Bolivar, Stockton
and Nevada before ending at Fort Scott, Kan. The case for Dallas County was
argued before the Missouri

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7/23/2011 11:59:00 PM


Sentimental Journey: Steam train draws crowd
LaSalle News Tribune
By Lindsay Vaughn Few trains pass through Bureau Junction these days, but a
visit from a vintage steam train Friday gave onlookers gathered near the
old depot a glimpse into the village's past. “It was a booming railroad
town at one time,” said Pam

Man killed by train after allegedly swerving through railroad crossing arms
A man from West Plains is dead after driving into the path of a train. It
happened yesterday when troopers say 85-year-old Jesse Flowers drove around
the railroad crossing on County Road 1820, while the arms were down and
bell sounding.,0,7049626.story

Circus Train Accident Tragic
The Ledger
The train's problems started a little earlier in the morning. A
Lakeland-area ambulance driver noticed something was amiss with the train
— possibly a sticky brake — and called railroad authorities to alert
them. The train made an emergency stop,

Woman killed by FrontRunner train in Davis County
Salt Lake Tribune
... was on the railroad tracks in an area with no crosswalk and where no
pedestrians should be. "She would have had to intentionally walk a fair
distance to get there," Eborn said. The conductor of the train told police
the woman appeared to be hiding

Cause of Iowa train derailment under investigation
Stamford Advocate
LOGAN, Iowa (AP) — The cause of a train derailment earlier this week
in western Iowa remains under investigation. Union Pacific spokesman Mark
Davis told the Council Bluffs Nonpareil that the Omaha, Neb.-based railroad
is still trying to determine

85-year-old man from southern Missouri dies after driving into path of ...
The Republic
An 85-year-old man has died after driving into the path of an oncoming
train in southern Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified
the victim as Jesse E. Flowers of West Plains. The patrol says Flowers
drove around railroad stop arms

Two Railroad Workers Injured in Northstar Commuter Train ...
FRIDLEY, MN - A Northstar commuter freight train derailed when BNSF tracks
failed near Fridley Station at around 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 16
injuring two

The Third Woman in a Car That Crashed Into Metra Train Got Out Just in Time
Tinley residents Donna Larsen and Gail Crabtree dropped off their friend in
Oak Forest just 15 minutes before crashing into a Metra train. By Carrie
Frillman Railroad crossing bars stand upright in Auburn. Jan. 27, 2011 When
Jeanette Slager got out of

Data: More deaths on Md. train tracks
By Molly Born WASHINGTON -- Three times as many people died or were injured
last year trespassing on Maryland train tracks than in 2009, adding to the
state's rising number of trespasser casualties, according to Federal
Railroad Administration data.

Briefs: City, county set meetings to approve Lambuth deal
Jackson Sun
Casey Jones Village will be a sponsor and the host site for the Amber
Kendrick Memorial Benefit to be held today. The event is free, but
donations will be accepted for the foundation, according to a news release.
Donations will be used to help the

Transit Fare Hikes Are Wrong Way To Go
Hartford Courant
"The railroad knew it didn't deserve a hike, so didn't ask for one."
"Service on Metro-North is dreadful," he said. " Last winter train service
was cut when 40 percent of our old rail cars broke down. The new M8 cars
are more than a year late in,0,5269437.column

Heritage on the rails
Tasley Eastern Shore News
From the window of a Bay Coast Railroad locomotive, the Eastern Shore's
pastoral landscape unfolds. The train makes regular runs from Cape Charles
to Pocomoke City, Md. / CLARA H. VAUGHN / EASTERN SHORE NEWS Conductor
Jerry Lewis, 62, has worked on the

Conductor recalls riding the rail
Delmarva Daily Times
"But that train's made up somewhere, and that freight's going to a
destination." Lewis has worked on the Eastern Shore railroad for more than
30 years, and has seen an institution that is both timeless and transitory
throughout the years.

Metro-North, Amtrak Problems
The very high temperatures on Friday have causes several problems along the
railroad. At least three trains have become ensnarled in drooping overheard
catenary wire due to the heat. All Amtrak train service has been suspended
on the Northeast Corridor

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7/22/2011 1:21:00 PM


Pedestrian killed by train identified
News Courier
By Kelly Kazek Athens Police have identified a
man killed by a train at 9 am as Timothy Wade Lewis, 26, of Athens. Lewis
was struck when he stepped in front of the train north of the Hobbs Street
crossing of CSX Railroad.

A History of the Naugatuck Fire Department, Part 2
“A loss of several thousand dollars was caused on the New York, New
Haven, Hartford Railroad last evening when 2 passenger coaches on the train
leaving Waterbury on the Naugatuck division at 6:15 were entirely consumed
by fire.

Railroad Workers Injured in Commuter Train Derailment, Could ...
Railroad Workers Injured in Commuter Train Derailment, Could Happen in
Philadelphia :: Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog.

mental_floss Blog » Jesse James' First Train Robbery
By Stacy Conradt
James' posse, the James and Younger gang, plotted to overtake a Rock Island
Railroad train passing through Adair, Iowa, loaded with a cargo of gold.
The plan they executed was pretty simple: they pried one of the rails loose
with tools

Train Versus Pedestrian Crash Near Bancroft
According to witnesses, a Union Pacific train was approaching the railroad
crossing on Ivins Road when a male stepped onto the tracks and was struck
by the train. 51-year-old Matthew Gaither, of Soda Springs, was pronounced
dead at the scene by the

Pedestrian dies after being hit by train in Elmwood Park
BY CHRIS HARRIS Police and paramedics are on the scene of an accident in
Elmwood Park, where a pedestrian has died after being struck by a train.
New Jersey Transit officials are also on site at the railroad crossing at
Market Street and S. Midland

$24.3m grant to boost Keystone Corridor train speeds to 125 mph
This means work can begin on closing the last three highway-rail grade
crossings on the Keystone corridor. Eliminating the grade crossings, areas
where a highway and a railroad cross at the same level, will improve safety
and allow future train speeds

Frontier train pulled by steam engine rolls through Greeley
Greeley Tribune
844 pulls the Frontier Days train from Cheyenne to Denver making a stop at
the Greeley Chamber of Commerce Thursday morning. The train will be making
the trek back and forth from Denver to Cheyenne a few times this week.
Union Pacific Railroad's

2011 National Model Railroad Train Show Kendall Collins interview ... - MRH News Reporter Jeff Shultz interviews young artist
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Environmental impact overlooked in approving glance at rail plan
Boston Globe
I AM disappointed that the Globe overlooked the detrimental environmental
impact that significant increases in train traffic on the Grand Junction
railroad would have on the cities of Cambridge and Somerville (“MBTA
should run trains from Worcester to

Multiple medical emergencies prompt Westport police, fire, EMS response to ...
Minuteman News Center
At approximately 3 pm Friday, Westport 911 began receiving numerous calls
from passengers on a northbound train out of New York which was disabled
for an undetermined period of time in an inaccessible area along the
railroad right of way in Westport.

Truck Crash Halts Amtrak Service
New York Times
The suspension added to an already problematic commute for some, coming on
top of heat-related delays along other train lines in the Northeast,
including the Metro-North Railroad. A spokesman for Amtrak said that crews
were working to restore power to

Truck Crash Halts Amtrak Service
New York Times
The suspension added to an already problematic commute for some, coming on
top of heat-related delays along other train lines in the Northeast,
including the Metro-North Railroad. A spokesman for Amtrak said that crews
were working to restore power to

1 Dies In Crash; Trains Stopped
New Haven Independent
by Melissa Bailey | Jul 22, 2011 4:18 pm (Updated: 6:20 pm) A truck that
tore through a fence, ripped down power lines and crashed between two
railroad tracks near Middletown Avenue put an end to all train service
between New York and Boston Friday ...

SunRail's only the start
Orlando Sentinel
Passenger-rail enthusiasts rightly are training their attention on SunRail
following Gov. Rick Scott's decision this month to get out of the way. But
it's unwise to focus solely on the commuter train which, upon its
completion, will run from Deland,0,507965.story

Passengers rescued off sweltering train stalled in Westport
Photo: Paul Schott / Westport News A Metro-North Railroad train stalled on
the tracks Friday afternoon near the Green's Farms Railroad Station in
Westport, trapping passengers -- including three pregnant women -- in
sweltering cars for more than an

Year delay ahead for Sonoma-Marin commute train
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Gamlen said it could delay the beginning of train service, now scheduled
for 2014, by one to two years. A delay in operations would be the latest
setback for the commute rail plan, which was approved by voters in Sonoma
and Marin counties,

Two groups want to save historic Tequesta train depot
By Bill Dipaolo Palm Beach Post TEQUESTA — A former depot for Henry
Flagler's railroad, scheduled for demolition, might be restored as a
historic building. Officials from the Loxahatchee Guild and the Henry
Flagler Museum in Palm Beach have contacted

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7/21/2011 6:28:00 PM

Saratoga & North Creek Railway sends scenic dome train on ...
Saratoga County, New York daily newspaper covering local, regional, and
national news including local sports, horseracing, video and multimedia

Rail authority: 1K train cars per month to roll through Shamokin ...
Rail authority: 1K train cars per month to roll through Shamokin. By Mark
Gilger Jr. (Staff Writer Published: July 20, 2011

Train, tractor-trailer collide at Braddock rail crossing
Tribune Review
Officials said that the train conductor was uninjured, but was taken to a
hospital as a precaution. The mile-long train remained stopped on the
tracks this afternoon, blocking other railroad crossings at least as far
west as Second Street.

Tourist train linking Saratoga and North Creek opens
Glens Falls Post-Star
Mike Pratt, manager of the state-run Gore Mountain Ski Center in North
Creek, said ski area officials are currently researching the best way to
get winter train passengers from the North Creek Rail Depot to the
mountain. Early 20th century "ski trains"

Emily's Post: Walker's rejection of federal train money still hurts Wisconsin
Isthmus Daily Page
And speaking of problems that could have been averted had Walker not
decided to throw away free money, I read with great interest a small
article in last weeks' Isthmus detailing a proposal by Wisconsin & Southern
Railroad Co. to completely close off

Hardy's past set the precedent for today's tourism popularity
They came by train, the "Kansas City Florida Special" operated by the
Frisco Railroad. Castle, "My father made arrangements during the summer to
stop the train here on Friday evening and then going back, stop very early
in the morning on Monday.

Body of woman found near railroad tracks in Sunset
Deseret News
SUNSET — The body of a woman apparently hit by a train was found here
Thursday morning. Just after 9 am, a passenger on a Frontrunner train
spotted what was believed to be a body along the side of the railroad
tracks a little past the intersection

Metrolink Train Crash: Diverging Points Of View
Ted also suggests that train crash victims of the European passenger rail
system "are not collecting millions in compensation." Ted does not offer a
citation or show his work for this assertion, but assuming he is correct,
Ted ignores that western

Fish Tales returns with Rails
Norwich Bulletin
Amtrak's 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train will pull into Union Station and be
open from 10 am to 4 pm Saturday. As part of the exhibit, the Mohegan
Pequot Model Railroad Club will operate a model railroad exhibit from 9 am
to 5 pm in the lobby of the ...

Man killed when freight train hits van
Health News from AP Entertainment News from AP By Ali Lanyon - bio | email
A man was killed when his van was hit by a freight train in Perry County.
It happened around 8:15 Wednesday night at the railroad crossing at Linton
Hill and Aqueduct Roads in ...

ConnDOT ups M8 car order by 25
RailwayAge Magazine
Dannel P. Malloy has announced the Nutmeg State's intention to purchase 25
additional M-8 electric multiple-unit (EMU) train cars for use by
Metro-North Railroad on the New Haven Line. Connecticut and New York's
Metropolitan Transportation Authority ...

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7/21/2011 9:07:00 AM

Amber Kendrick Memorial Benefit is July 23 at Casey Jones Village ...
Casey Jones Village will host the Amber Kendrick Memorial Benefit on July
23 to raise money to help the Kendrick family start a non-profit
organization ...

Train blocking Harlem Avenue
Suburban Life Publications
By Brett Schweinberg, A freight train along
the Canadian National railroad track has blocked traffic near the
intersection of Harlem Avenue and Riverside Drive for nearly 90 minutes
today. The train cleared the

Coroner at scene of train-vehicle crash in Pa.
A coroner has been called to the scene of a crash involving a train and a
vehicle in central Pennsylvania. The Patriot-News of Harrisburg reports the
accident happened just after 9:30 pm Wednesday at a railroad crossing in
Penn Township, just northwest

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7/20/2011 News Mix

7/20/2011 8:42:00 AM

7/20/2011 News Mix (mixed dates)

LA freeway reopens ahead of schedule


Best images from the week of July 15

The 8 Most Annoying Fees

Why You're Overpaying at the Dollar Store

Coming Soon: Smaller Raises for Seniors?

Military members march for San Diego gay pride

Purina Animal All Stars

British teenager bikes on top of water for charity, won’t say how

7,500 earthquakes shake resolve in NZealand city

7 Secrets About Store Brands

Borders Calls Off Auction, Plans to Liquidate

Silverback Gorilla Turns Cameraman -

Skydiver's 15,000-foot plunge to earth an amazing survival story

Most Bizarre State Foods

Best Bargains of 2011

'Potter' takes down Batman with $168.6M weekend

First Person: What My Little Indulgences Really Cost

Heat wave scorches central United States

7 Smart Career Options for You

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America’s Weirdest Theme Hotels

Coming Soon: Smaller Raises for Seniors?

Now free, Casey Anthony avoiding public eye

Thinking of getting a smaller car? Wait until fall

Your New Financial Watchdog: What It Can Do

Cheap Trick Members OK After Thunderstorm Collapses Stage At Canada Concert

Charlie Sheen to Return to TV With Syndicated Sitcom 'Anger Management'

Paralyzed bride to marry one year after accident

World Cup’s “Truffle Shuffle” Kid Goes Viral, Another Netflix Fallout, and Carmaheaven

10-Year-Old 'Workout Kid' Has Grade Schoolers Sweating And Football Coaches Drooling

Man says he was rejected by blood bank for seeming gay

The Least Successful 'Potter' Imitators

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SEPTA Hopes to Educate, Enforce No Trespassing Following Third Train Track ...
SEPTA officials look to spread greater awareness of the dangers related to
walking on the railroad tracks and are seeking help from local police with
enforcement. By Theresa Katalinas A SEPTA Regional Rail commuter train
crosses Montgomery Avenue in

Saratoga & North Creek Railway sends scenic dome train on inaugural run
The Saratogian
The dome car, built in 1954, once made 39-1/2- hour trips between Chicago
and Los Angeles on the El Capitan Super Chief train. Its presence hearkens
back to rail travel's glory years during the 1940s and '50s, before
airlines gained in popularity.

Vehicle collides with train in Perry County
By Joe Elias, The Patriot-News Emergency crews are responding to the scene
of a crash between a vehicle and a train, just north of Duncannon in Perry
County. Initial dispatches said the accident ocurred just after 9:30 pm at
a railroad crossing along

Conn. to buy 25 more trains for NYC commuters
Last month, a third set of M-8 rail cars was put into service, bringing to
130 the number of train runs operating each week with the cars. Commuters
will welcome the new cars, but some have criticized Malloy's proposed 15
percent fare increase.

South Korea's $3.7 Billion Olympic Train to Spur Construction
The centerpiece of the forthcoming plan is a 113-kilometer train connecting
Wonju with Pyeongchang and Gangneung. The existing railroad bypasses
Pyeongchang, so travelers from Seoul must get off at Wonju and take a bus
the rest of the way.

Second thoughts about automated train horns in Lewisville
Automated warning horns malfunctioned at A-train railroad crossings in
Lewisville on Wednesday, annoying workers and snarling traffic. by STEVE
STOLER LEWISVILLE — Business owners operating near commuter train
crossings in Lewisville say their

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Valley Railroad Circus Train In Essex July 23-24, 30-31
Hartford Courant
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat presents the Valley Railroad Circus Train &
Big Top Show Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24, and again July 30 and 31.
The circus train will arrive at the Lee Company parking lot on Bokum Road
in Essex,,0,1295709.story

Police rule out train, say assault caused Splendora teen's injury
Your Houston News
"At this time we have all but ruled out that he was hit by a train,"
Hadrych said. "I think because of the vicinity he was found in near
stationary rail cars people thought he was hit by a train, but that's not
the case." He had trauma to the back of ...

Celebrate Women and Railroad Heritage at Train Festival 2011 ...
Nearly 113000 women were working for railroads at the height of World War
II in 1944, comprising almost 8 percent of the railroad workforce. Train

Trains return Oct. 1: Residents must be 'train safe'
Umpqua Post
Railroad workers will be brought to their jobs on vehicles that run on the
rails. These include work trains and other vehicles adapted for railroad
track travel. “When a work train comes to a crossing, it will stop. A
person will get off the train and

Something to sing about on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
Los Angeles Times
For five summers now, the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad — a tourist train
operating between La Veta (pronounced lah-VEE-tah) and Alamosa in
south-central Colorado — has been offering passengers a terrific deal:
You buy a ticket for the scenic trip,0,3397601.story

SEPTA Hopes to Educate, Enforce No Trespassing Following Third Train 
Track ...
After a third person was struck by a SEPTA train in Hatboro within a month,
SEPTA officials said Tuesday that they hope to better educate the community
on the dangers of trespassing on SEPTA-owned railroad tracks. “People
don't go swimming in the ocean

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7/20/2011 8:09:00 AM


Northstar resumes service
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The rail had been idled since Saturday morning, when the rain-swollen Rice
Creek washed out the foundation of a railroad bridge in Fridley and caused
17 BNSF railcars and two locomotives on a westbound freight train to

Operation Lifesaver cautions drivers about railroad crossing safety
KXLH Helena News
... to make sure that message is as loud and clear as the train whistle
that blows at every crossing. That's why people that drive public buses and
provide public transportation are required by law to stop at each railroad
crossing and look both ways.

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 20
Sacramento Bee
The first of what would be a spate of train robberies in the US occurred
this week in 1873, pulled off by a gang headed by Jesse James and his
brother Frank. Their target was a train of the Chicago, Rock Island and
Pacific Railroad as it passed a spot

Railroad wants to demolish Chicago Alton Depot, supporters resist
Blue Springs Examiner
Blue Springs Historical Society president Mary Potter, right, and board
member Michele Cole are hoping to stop plans by Kansas City Southern to
demolish the Chicago and Alton Train Depot in downtown Blue Springs. The
rail line, calling the one story

Man struck by train identified
A train can extend three feet or more beyond the steel rail, putting the
safety zone for pedestrians well beyond the three foot mark. If there are
rails on the railroad ties always assume the track is in use, even if there
are weeds or the track looks

Another death on the Caltrain tracks Tuesday evening
San Jose Mercury News
By Mike Rosenberg A commute-time Caltrain struck and killed a man on the
tracks in Sunnyvale on Tuesday evening, the commuter line said -- the fifth
death on the railroad corridor in the last seven weeks. The southbound
train hit the man at the

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7/19/2011 2:21:00 PM

High water table being eyed as cause of 2 train derailments in Amherst
The train in both accidents is owned by New England Central Railroad, the
St. Albans, Vt., company that operates on the 400 miles of track between
the Vermont and Quebec borders and New London, Conn. No one was injured in
either derailment and the cars ...

UPDATE: Pedestrian Survives Being Struck By Train in Hatboro
A 34-year-old Bensalem man was struck by a SEPTA regional rail train Monday
evening at 8:19 pm near where two suicides by train occurred last month.
Police said the victim, who was hit on the tracks between Jacksonville Road
and East Moreland Avenue, ...

Train collision with vehicle injures one
Plano Star Courier
A woman was injured when her vehicle was struck Tuesday morning by a train.
Officer David Tilley said they received the first call about the accident
just after 9 am The preliminary investigation indicates a Kansas City
Southern Railroad car struck the ...

Flooding Affects Amtrak Service In Missouri
KMBC Kansas City
Amtrak said in a news release that one of the Missouri River Runner round
trips is temporarily suspended through July 24 because of additional Union
Pacific Railroad freight traffic from flooded tracks. The canceled round
trip is train 311 -- the ...

Fridlely derailment likely rain-related; rail service likely to resume today
Pioneer Press
Service was canceled after the accident. preliminarily there is no
indication that the bridge or the train purse had any problems," said
Warren Flatau, spokesperson for the Federal Railroad Administration, which
regulates freight and some passenger ...

Railroad engines, fans on way to QC train fest
Quad City Times
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO The organizers of Train Festival: America's Celebration
2011 are putting the final touches on an event they expect to bring as many
as 40000 railroad buffs to the Quad-Cities this weekend. “In some cases,
we might be a little ahead of ...

Fridley Tracks Nearly Fixed Where Freight Train Derailed
Metro Transit expects Northstar Commuter Rail service to resume Tuesday
morning—but without service to Fridley station, which will remain closed
until the special Tuesday evening train to the Minnesota Twins game,
according to Metro Transit spokesman ...

Face of $43 billion Golden State bullet train project resigns
San Jose Mercury News
Public opinion of the project swung significantly during his term,
especially among fiscal conservatives and on the Peninsula, as the cost of
the project soared, with the authority securing a fraction of the funds it
needs to build the railroad. ...

Indiana railroad bridge damaged by train derailment reopens to traffic
Greenfield Daily Reporter
AP MORRISTOWN, Ind. — A railroad bridge that was closed after a train
derailment southeast of Indianapolis has reopened. Shelby County Emergency
Management Director Mike Schantz tells WISH-TV that the bridge reopened on

Train programs coming to Museum of the San Ramon Valley in Danville.
San Jose Mercury News
6. From Aug. 7 to 21, the European Train Enthusiasts will be running "N"
scale trains. A Thomas the train set will attract young visitors throughout
the exhibit. The museum is at 205 Railroad Ave. Hours are 10 am to 2 pm
Tuesday through Saturday.

Coldwater train station busy place over the weekend with Little River 
Railroad ...
Coldwater Daily Reporter
By Roland Stoy A veritable fleet of steam engines and railroad cars brought
many hundreds to the Little River Railroad Depot on Division Street over
the past weekend. It was a 100th birthday celebration for engine No. 110,
and four other engines got to

Amber Kendrick Memorial Benefit is July 23 at Casey Jones Village
Jackson Sun
Casey Jones Village will host the Amber Kendrick Memorial Benefit on July
23 to raise money to help the Kendrick family start a non-profit
organization called The Amber D Rescue in honor of their daughter Amber
Kendrick. On May 31, Amber was killed ...

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2011 National Model Railroad Train Show Walthers interview‏ YouTube - MRH News Reporter Jeff Shultz interviews Michael
Stephens of Walthers to learn about their new product announcements at the
2011 ...

Butler man hit by freight train, dies
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
A man struck by a freight train was found dead Sunday morning along
railroad tracks in St. Joe, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff's
Department. The department received a call about 5:20 am from the CSX
railroad, reporting that a train may have hit

Amtrak 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train Rolls Into New Haven
That seven car train showed off to visitors in New Haven this past weekend.
When Amtrak was born in 1971, passenger rail service had hit rock bottom.
The once-great New Haven railroad had been gobbled up by Penn Central,
itself the merger of The New ...

2011 National Model Railroad Train Show (Sacramento, CA) | Model ...
2011 National Model Railroad Train Show (Sacramento, CA). Click to watch
the 2011 NTS Walthers interview by MRH July 10, 2011 - Sacramento, CA -

Korail faces state audit over KTX breakdowns
Korea Times
The company dismissed hundreds in charge of repairing and checking
electricity, signals, railroad tracks and train cars, since CEO Huh took
office in 2009, said Baek Sung-gon, a spokesperson at Korean Railway
Workers' Union.

Ask MNN: Which is more efficient for freight: Truck or train?
However, there are those that say that there is a much more efficient way
to move freight across our country, and that's the railroad. The
Association of American Railroads estimates that on average, a freight
train can move 1 ton of freight about 484

Train crashes into stalled car in Green Prairie Township
St. Cloud Times
LITTLE FALLS — No one was injured Sunday after a train struck a vehicle
that stalled on the railroad tracks. The Morrison County Sheriff's Office
was called at 1 am about the crash on 165th Street near Greyhound Road in
Green Prairie Township.

Tractor-trailer driver dies in collision with train in Union City
A collision between a train and a tractor-trailer has claimed the life of
one person. The driver of the tractor-trailer was killed in the Union City
accident. UNION CITY — A tractor-trailer driver was killed when his rig
failed to stop at a railroad

After 37th Breakdown, KTX Concerns Grow
Wall Street Journal (blog)
As part of measures to appease public anxiety over safety issues, the
railroad company in May reduced the number of trains as well as cars on
certain routes. Korea's bullet train, which can run as fast as 300km per
hour, is in the middle of rapid

Here's How the Railroad Built our Town
My family had moved to a location along Highway 29 in Red Oak–a lovely
Craftsman style home with a huge front porch and a very clear view of the
railroad tracks that ran through our front yard. Yes, a train ran through
my front yard not more than

Man hit and killed by freight train in south Charlotte
By Kristin Cronenberger, Producer - email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police
have identified a man who died after he was struck by a freight train in
south Charlotte late Sunday night. The accident occurred around 9:51 pm
near the railroad crossing in the

US transportation secretary releases federal funds for SunRail commuter 
Orlando Sentinel
Previously, there were unsuccessful attempts to build a light-rail linking
downtown Orlando with International Drive and a magnetically levitated
train running between Orlando International Airport and Walt Disney World.
Notably absent was Gov.,0,7089446.story

Mitchell man killed after car strikes train at crossing in Brookings
Greenfield Daily Reporter
Catlin James Hemmah was driving east on US Highway 14 about four miles west
of Brookings early Saturday when his SUV struck a Dakota, Minnesota and
Eastern Railroad train at a crossing and caught fire. Authorities say the
crossing's flashing red lights

GPS leads woman onto train tracks
Victorville Daily Press
VICTORVILLE • Deputies had to drive alongside a train and use their
lights and sirens to stop it Sunday night as it bore down on a vehicle
stuck on the tracks, officials said. A Las Vegas woman was following her
GPS until it led her onto the railroad

Fish Tales Festival Comes To New London On Saturday
The roaming railroad is a small mechanized train, which will ferry visitors
between Union Station and the festival events on the waterfront. In
addition, the Mohegan Pequot Model Railroad Club will be running a model
railroad in the train station's

Dade City man, 40, struck and killed by train
By A 40-year-old Dade City man died today after being struck by a
train, Dade City Police Department said. Rodney Alton McFadden died at
around 1:15 pm at the railroad crossing at Martin Luther King Jr.
Boulevard, police said.

More Missourians taking Amtrak
A constant fluctuation of higher gas prices is one reason more people are
choosing the train, MoDOT officials said. Rod Massman is MoDOT's rail
administrator. Missouri has received $75 million to date from the Federal
Railroad Administration to remove

Tractor-trailer driver dies in collision with train in Union City
A collision in Union City between a coal train and a tractor-trailer killed
the truck driver, Jimmie Daniels, 61, of Cookeville, Tenn. UNION CITY — A
tractor-trailer driver was killed when his rig failed to stop at a railroad
crossing and was hit by a ...

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asey Jones Old-Time Music Festival - Tennessee Vacation
Casey Jones Village Jackson, TN 00000. Phone: (800) 748-9588. Event Dates:
Sep 09, 2011 - Sep 11, ... Brooks Shaw's Old Country Store/Casey Jones
Village ...

Central Florida's SunRail project finally gets started
Orlando Sentinel
By Dan Tracy, Orlando Sentinel After years of debate and delay,
construction on Central Florida's SunRail commuter train is finally ready
to start. The work kicks off today with a groundbreaking at 2:30 pm on the
railroad tracks outside Florida,0,4646188.story

Man Killed By Train in DeKalb County
Indiana's NewsCenter
By WISE Web News DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A man is dead
after being hit by a train in Dekalb County. The DeKalb County Sheriff's
Department received a called around 5:19 am from the CSX Railroad advising
a train may have struck a

Man hit train in DeKalb County
DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) - Police said a man died Sunday after he was hit
by a westbound CSX train passing through St. Joe, Indiana in the early
morning hours. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, CSX
Railroad called police around

Others, including state, could be named in crash lawsuits
Reno Gazette Journal
"It's pretty rare," said Tom Demetrio, a Chicago-based lawyer who has a
history of big wins in railroad cases and who, along with Reno lawyer Bill
Bradley, has filed two lawsuits over the deadly crash. "A vehicle shouldn't
hit a moving train.

2011 National Model Railroad Train Show ExactRail interview‏ YouTube - MRH News Reporter Jeff Shultz interviews John Pestana
of ExactRail to learn about their new HO product announcements at the 2011

Jamaica seeks to revive island-wide train system
Jamaica is seeking nearly $300 million in private investment to help revive
an island-wide railroad system that it suspended almost two decades ago.
Transportation Minister Mike Henry says the government will announce next
month whether the project is

A cut above Duffy's
Daily Local News
By JIM CALLAHAN, Staff Writer EAST WHITELAND — When the top third of the
tree crashed down Saturday, a spectator yelled, "It sounded like a freight
train when it fell in the woods." A passenger train was speeding past on
the rail line above.

Korea's bullet train breaks down again
The Korea Herald
It was faulty motors this time, according to Korea Railroad Corp., its
operator. The train stood still inside Hwangak tunnel in Gimcheon, North
Gyeongsang Province for about an hour until 12 pm, KORAIL officials said.
The tunnel stretches nearly 10

Antique trains en route to Bureau Junction
LaSalle News Tribune
Sunday's trip on the Nebraska Zephyr, owned by the Illinois Railroad
Museum, will carry passengers to tracks beyond the museum grounds for the
first time since the 1960s. Passengers will disembark at Bureau to
photograph the train.

Railroad Days comes to town
SW Iowa News
Visitors at Lauritzen Gardens can see large and small model train sets, an
11-foot-tall trestle railroad bridge, children's train rides and music from
the Union Pacific Railroad Chorale. At Durham, no tickets are necessary to
hop onto a real passenger

Cary widow sues rail companies
Cary News
BY MATT CAULDER, Staff Writer The wife of a Cary man who was struck and
killed by a passenger train two years ago filed a wrongful death suit
against Amtrak's parent corporation, National Railroad Passenger Corp., and
the company that maintains the

Historian: Atlantic City was built by the railroad
Press of Atlantic City
African-American fraternal orders would book excursions, while some
Irish-American groups were so large they had to break the travelers up into
smaller groups, one in a 14-car train and another in an eight-car train.
'That's 1400 souls," Niceler said. ...

Rail's local future, and the MATS continuing train wreck
Macon Telegraph (blog)
In short, Macon has a promising intermodal future for freight traffic via
rail, truck and air. But MATS needs to catch the train. Instead, MATS is
playing around with passenger rail pipedreams for Macon. As good as Macon's
prospects as a freight hub

"Dangerous" Ignico railroad crossing in line for improvements
Macon Telegraph (blog)
“He just looked at the train and froze,” Beck said. Since 1975,
railroads have reported to the Federal Railroad Administration 16
train-vehicle collisions at the Ignico crossing -- officially known as
crossing No. 729216Y. Twelve of the collisions

Who's right? Who knows; try mediation
Charlotte Observer
Envision for a moment a train barreling down railroad tracks, gaining speed
as it goes. Horrified, you can see that down the road the tracks abruptly
end. Disaster looms unless the tracks get finished - or someone finds a way
to stop that train.

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7/16/2011 10:40:00 PM


FREIGHT TRAIN DERAILS: Bridge collapse at Locke Lake
The train had 110 loads of corn and 3 locomotives. It was a west bound
train headed to North Dakota. Both main tracks there are out of service.
UPDATE (Noon, Saturday):The engineer and conductor of a BNSF railroad
freight train that derailed in ...

10 years after Baltimore tunnel fire, much is unchanged
Baltimore Sun
He said CSX and local first-responders conduct regular joint exercises, and
the company pays to send firefighters to an Association of American
Railroads training site in Colorado to learn how to deal with train

Former UP leader Kenefick dies
Omaha World-Herald
He had officially retired in 1986, but Kenefick — an Ivy League-educated
train engineer who served as the railroad's top executive for 15 years —
could never quite let it go. Roaming the halls of the building, he would
stop to talk with employees,

10 years after Baltimore tunnel fire, much is unchanged
Baltimore Sun
He said CSX and local first-responders conduct regular joint exercises, and
the company pays to send firefighters to an Association of American
Railroads training site in Colorado to learn how to deal with train

Plaque at Ambler Station to honor train-disaster heroine | Philadelphia ...
Philadelphia Inquirer
One of those trains rammed an inbound passenger train between the Camp Hill
and Fort Washington stations on what was then the North Penn Railroad. The
collision of the coal-burning locomotives caused one's boiler to explode
with a boom that was heard

WHDHTV Close call between truck and commuter rail train
HOLBROOK Mass A tractor trailer nearly hit a commuter rail train in
Holbrook Passengers said an 18wheeler was so close to the train that it
actually touched

Female railroader's life tale a tapestry of Fay-West history
Connellsville Daily Courier
Inside is a first-person technicolor story of railroad lore and local
history. Titled "By the Side of the Road," the book is the autobiography of
Miss Lillian McCahan, who truly was a woman ahead of her time. McCahan was
born in 1901 in a train station

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7/15/2011 Railroad News

7/15/2011 10:25:00 PM

7/15/2011 Railroad News

Union workers block train from arriving at EGT terminal
Longview Daily News
Hundreds of union dock workers crowded onto railroad tracks to block a
mile-long train from delivering grain to the EGT terminal to the Port of
Longview early Thursday morning. The 107-car train was rerouted to
Vancouver following the standoff,

Norfolk Southern: Broken rail caused fiery train wreck - Tuesday ...
By JOY BROWN STAFF WRITER A broken rail caused a fiery train derailment in
February west of Arcadia, Norfolk Southern has determined.

High-speed rail route continues to draw Central Valley farmers' ire
California Watch
Rail authority officials chose to build the first segment next year in the
valley because they were confident the project would be welcome. But as a
panel of rail experts, called the peer review group, noted recently, when
it comes to the bullet train,

Cresta: Train accident a harsh reminder of mortality
North Berwick Police Chief Stephen Peasley wonders if Comer has an "ax to
grind," and Comer has admitted he invented a new railroad crossing warning
and train detection system to replace the track circuit system of the
1870s, which he says fails too

Witnesses: Railroad gate was working
Robert Comer, a train crash investigator from Magnolia, Ohio, who has
followed the news of Monday's crash, contacted the Portsmouth Herald on
Wednesday. Comer, the inventor of a new railroad crossing warning and train
detection system, has investigated

Casey Jones : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
78rpm record with Billy Murray and American Quartet singing Casey Jones.

High-speed train is forced to stop
JoongAng Daily
A high-speed train from Seoul was forced to stop in the southeastern city
of Miryang yesterday after passengers complained of smoke rising from the
back of the train, railroad officials said. The KTX-Sancheon, the first
locally made high-speed train

Eldridge: eminent domain, econ. development for Ayer parking woes
Nashoba Publishing
The town proposes a $4-million, open-air, 200-car parking lot at the head
of the Rail Trail bike path across Main Street from the Depot Square train
stop downtown. Sen. Jamie Eldridge is helping Ayer probe a different pocket
for state funds.

Close call between truck and commuter rail train
A tractor trailer nearly hit a commuter rail train in Holbrook. Passengers
said an 18-wheeler was so close to the train that it actually touched the
tracks. Passengers said they believe an 18-wheeler trying to get by a
railroad crossing gate cut it too

Day Trip: Get on the train at the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in 
North ...
Kalamazoo Gazette -
One railroad employee, RL Herron, a signal maintenance worker at Crown
Point, Ind., was cited for heroism on two occasions. In one case, he pulled
a little girl to safety after her bicycle tires got stuck on the tracks.
Outside, the steam train pulled

Train depot field pared to 3 sites
Times Record
By Seth Koenig, Times Record Staff BRUNSWICK — State and Northern New
England Passenger Rail Authority officials told attendees of a Thursday
night forum they've looked into six different Brunswick sites to locate a
controversial train layover

Wakefield Steam Train up for sale
In the website listing, the owners say the train is equipped with European
couplers and air-brake systems. "Although it can operate on a tourist or
short-line railroad it can not be shipped via interchange, and will need to
be loaded on flat cars or

Lewisville business owners say simulated train horns too loud
Merchants at the businesses at Main and Railroad streets said they have had
to endure loud blasts from wayside horns, which are fixed on top of the
poles to simulate train horns at a lower decibel level. It wasn't until
this week that the wayside horns

Pedestrian struck, killed by train in Gaithersburg
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
The person was struck about 500 yards east of the Washington Grove Station
at 100 Railroad St. in Washington Grove by a northbound train on the MARC
Brunswick commuter line, said Terry Owens, a spokesman for the Maryland
Transit Administration.

Malloy's Budget Proposes Train Fare Hike
The Daily Fairfield
You may have to pay more to ride the Metro-North Railroad. FAIRFIELD
COUNTY, Conn. — Riders of the New Haven rail line in Fairfield Countyface
a 15 percent increase in fares under deep budget cuts proposed Friday by
Gov. Dannel Malloy.

FEC rail project starts – 800 jobs expected
The $46.9 million project will include reconstruction of tracks and
placement of them along one side of the railroad right of way to
accommodate possible future commuter train service. Eduardo Padron,
president of Miami Dade College, talks with US Sen.

Gretna to begin ticketing trains that block public streets
Councilman Vincent Cox III said the city should post a billboard with the
telephone number of senior railroad officials and encourage residents to
contact them when residents are blocked by a train. Cox said that the city
has taken the same action in

CA: Train Commuters Delayed by Truck on Railroad Tracks Near ...
July 12--Train commuters heading from Ventura toward Los Angeles were
delayed Tuesday morning after a truck became stuck on railroad tracks near

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7/15/2011 General News Mix

7/15/2011 5:13:00 AM

7/15/2011 General News
"Another small collection of non railroad favorites of general news articles there is a link to a good railroad yahoogroup a friend of mine runs at the bottom of this though" - DNatureofDTrain

Also I added a new song.. it seems to be a rough draft version as I do have in mind to release a better recording as my voice like the rest of me is very worn out right now.. so is not as its best quality.. but you can see why this maybe one of my most controversial songs I release to date.” - DNatureofDTrain


Do you like Spirits? I do.. Here is an video recording, and then an amplified audio clip of an EVP I had caught by surprise in my recording. I am used to hearing this sort of thing often.. but normally they do not manifest in actual recordings..” - DNatureofDTrain

It is at second 52 in the clip where the below rerecorded amplified yippy yi appears.” - DNatureofDTrain

Yippy Yi!

Fly for Free Thanks to the U.S. Mint

Second Act: Diana Nyad

61-year-old Diana Nyad continues her quest to swim 103 miles from Havana, Cuba to the Florida Keys

Views of the Milky Way Galaxy

Amazing photographs of the Milky Way!

Six-year-old girl makes improbable hole-in-one

Jobs That Pay New Grads the Best

White Milk for PMS? Dudes, Now wonder.. You have it all wrong, Chocolate the way to go” - DNatureofDTrain

Got controversy? New milk campaign helps men deal with PMS

Brady Bunch Creator dies

Fake Democrats lose in Wis. primary recalls

Huge Underwater Volcanoes Discovered Near Antarctica


51st state? Small step forward for long-shot 'South California' plan

Two photos, thirty years apart, move the Web


The only way to sucessfully pull a project off like this is to make sure you and all your future citizens are super rich, as no state Is gonna just give their territory to you, and Federal will swat you in an instant if they think your project will go against Federal laws in any form” - DNatureofDTrain

51st state? Small step forward for long-shot 'South California' plan

Google to Businesses: Don’t Create Google+ Profiles Yet

21 Ways to Overcome Disappointment

10 Ways to Experience Yellowstone Minus the Crowds

Read more:

RIP John E. "Jack" Haley

Uplifting Quotes for Healing

America's 10 Best Ice Cream Factory Tours

6 Coolest Hotel Pools for Grown-Ups

21 Simple Ways to Be Healthy

Wyoming Winds – Homeless shelter online newsletter

7 Ways to Discover Joy

Travel Health: 7 Ways to Avoid Germs on an Airplane

Read more:

Travel Health Tips: How to Eat Well On the Road

Read more:

From newsletter..

I am sharing these articles.. as this explains a little of what I practice. - DNatureofDTrain

Crystal Therapy

Feathers in Healing

These Next two are not specifically in my practice, but I do use charms and symbols... .. But each symbol is very personal. Some believe in wearing the symbols in sight, others believe in hiding them to guard their personal medicines, or energies they invoke from specific attacks. To those who do not believe in symbols may see this all very silly. But, remember we who do see you as just as silly.. so we are even on that end. Just remember to be respectful is all I ask.”- DNatureofDTrain

Evil eye charms


Back to Trains:

NIRAIM Yahoogroup is a wonderful group also shares railroad news.. that escapes my scope at times:

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7/14/2011 10:21:00 PM


No quick answer to cause of rail crash
Press Herald
Peasley said there was no apparent malfunction with the railroad crossing
gates, which signal the approach of a train. The northbound Amtrak
Downeaster, carrying 112 passengers and four railroad employees, collided
with the trash-hauling

Train switches to solar demonstration
Florida Times-Union
Now, the train will become the Solar Express, a rolling seminar on energy
from the sun chugging along the state's SAM shortline railroad. It departs
Georgia Veterans State Park near Cordele at 9:30 am with stops in Leslie
for a tour of the first solar

Apopka still undecided on commuter rail contribution
Orlando Sentinel
By Martin E. Comas, ORLANDO SENTINEL APOPKA — A plan to upgrade dozens of
miles of railroad tracks between Eustis and Orlando that could make way for
a commuter-train service remains in limbo after Apopka Mayor John Land said
Wednesday his city has,0,1746535.story

All aboard the Alaska Railroad!
USA Today
– To get to Alaska, Kevin and Cindy Jordan and their two teen-age sons
boarded a northbound cruise ship in Vancouver. But to really see Alaska,
they're getting on board the train.

Explore Alaska by rail
USA Today
Passengers board the Alaska Railroad's Coastal Classic train in Anchorage
for the four-hour trip to Seward. The route is considered one of the
world's most scenic train rides. Staff and passengers mingle in a dome car
as the train makes its way along

Plans for High-Speed Train between Las Vegas & SoCal Moves Forward
The environmental review, a five-year process overseen by the Federal
Railroad Administration, was the final step in securing an impact report
that had to maneuver through sign-offs from the Federal Highway
Administration, Bureau of Land Management,

Rep. Pingree: Amtrak Downeaster workers should be praised for accident 
The Hill (blog)
Amtrak said this week that its train, number 681, hit a truck that was
reportedly trying to beat the train to a railroad crossing. None of the 109
passengers on the train was injured, but the accident caused a large fire
that killed the driver of the

Train layover site update due
Times Record
“Originally, Amtrak didn't want to cross Maine Street, but that was years
ago ... before we had the (Maine Eastern Rail Road) train,” he said.
“For a couple of seasons now it's proven that (a train crossing) does not
cause additional congestion on

Ready to rake in the big bucks
Today another key piece of Miami-Dade's economic puzzle will lock into
place with the groundbreaking for the Florida East Coast Railway link that
will take cargo from the port by train to a centralized rail yard in
Hialeah next to Miami International

Woman found dead near train tracks
AP BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Authorities are investigating the death of an
elderly woman who appears to have been hit by a train in South Florida.
Boca Raton police say the woman's body was found near railroad tracks
Thursday morning.

RailWorks 3: Train Simulator 2012 Announced for September 23
Fly Away Simulation
The core kit contains everything a player needs to set up and begin
operating an extensive railroad, including train simulation, landscaping
tools and downloadable content, and the software is updated automatically
after purchase. Beyond the basic kit,

Train strikes pickup stopped on tracks in Fort Worth
Fort Worth Star Telegram
The pickup had been stopped on the tracks at the railroad crossing, between
the protective crossing arms, when it was struck by a northbound Fort Worth
& Western Railroad train, said Lt. Ricardo Neaves, a fire department

Train whistles hushed at Orland rail crossings
Regional News
by Tara McManus The Village Board has declared that railroad crossings
within the village are quiet zones, meaning that oncoming trains will no
longer blow their whistles. The policy went into effect on July 1 and
affected nine crossings,¤t_edition=2011-07-14

Cary widow sues Amtrak, rail operator after train kills husband
Raleigh, NC — The widow of a Cary man who died two years ago after his
car was hit by an Amtrak train at a Raleigh rail crossing has sued Amtrak
and the operator of the rail line. Nanette Daniels is seeking $450000 in
damages from Amtrak's parent,

Man Lying On Railroad Tracks Struck By Train
WXII The Triad
HIGH POINT, NC -- A man lying on some railroad tracks in High Point was
struck by an oncoming freight train at about 5:45 pm on Wednesday, High
Point police said. Police said the train was traveling southbound near the
800 block of West Washington

Rocking for healthcare
Jackson Sun
The next concert will be from 6 to 11 pm Saturday at Casey Jones Village
Amphitheatre. Evans is a musician and singer-songwriter who also had a more
than 20-year career in the insurance industry. He also is a former member
of the popular local group

Benefactor hopes to move old Madras train depot, prevent demolition
Newnan Times-Herald
By Sarah Fay Campbell A benefactor has stepped forward and hopes to save
the historic Madras train depot and post office building from future
demolition by the railroad company. Phillip Swords, a former Newnan City
Council member and a dentist,

Private Train Trestle Needs Repairs
750 KXL
This 100-year-old railroad trestle north of Vancouver is closed for up to a
month for repairs. It caught fire early this morning. Neighbors reported an
orange glow and thick black smoke coming from the tracks. Firefighters had
to pull hose about a

Before departure, running late
Albany Times Union
Ed Ellis, president of Chicago-based Iowa Pacific Holdings, which will
operate the railroad, said Wednesday that the first day of train service
will likely be July 23, "barring anything else unforeseen." The Federal
Railroad Administration said

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7/13/2011 8:12:00 AM


After 2 years of effort, vintage railroad train ready to provide service in ...
The Republic
The train was brought to Missouri from Iowa. Bad weather delayed remodeling
and painting the train, which is owned by Central States Rail. It will cost
$69 to take the train for dinner and entertainment on Friday and Saturday
or $49 for the Sunday

Novato Approves Freight Train Service
By Brent Ainsworth | Email the author | 5:00am The last legal railroad tie
has been laid under the track, and now freight trains can run through the
Novato city limits for the first time since 1998. The first train? Expect
it to thunder through

'Highway-rail' wrecks Maine rarity
Kennebec Journal
Nearly one-quarter of collisions involve a motor vehicle striking the side
of a train that is already crossing the street. Warren Flatau, spokesman
for the Federal Railroad Administration, said impatient drivers also
sometimes weave around the

Central Valley express train could be zooming to San Jose
San Jose Mercury News
Without most of the funds needed to build the entire $43 billion high-speed
railroad, state officials said this week that they hope to first launch
bullet train service from the Central Valley to either San Jose or an area
north of Los Angeles sometime

Columbia Dinner Train rolls out on Friday
by Kermit Miller It's called the dinner train and it rolls out of the Colt
Railroad Terminal, north of Columbia, for the first time on Friday. The
train is a renovated Union Pacific Shuttle built in 1938 that ran the Los
Angeles to San Francisco route

Power goes out again on new railway
China Daily
Wu Junyong, a professor specializing in railroad electrical engineering at
Beijing Jiaotong University, told China Daily: "Judging from a picture
posted at, an overhead electrical line was burnt, which caused
the trains to halt.

44 spikes removed from train tracks in Bellingham
The Seattle Times
Forty-four spikes were removed from train tracks in Bellingham, but
railroad officials say they discovered the vandalism before any trains
could derail. The Associated Press No comments have been posted to this
article. Forty-four spikes were removed

Going down the rails on the safety train
South West Review
Nationwide, on average, 500 people a year die as a result of accidents
involving trains, according Union Pacific railroad. Even with all of the
safety precautions railroads take -- flashing lights at crossings, warning
signs and train whistles

Amtrak train collides with truck in Maine
The Hill (blog)
The train, number 681 on Amtrak's Downeaster service, hit the truck just
after 11 am The driver was reportedly trying to beat the train to a
railroad crossing. Amtrak said none of the 109 passengers on the train was
injured, though service on the

No trains to safety
Deccan Chronicle
That august train now follows humbly in the wake of upstarts of the
railroad like the Rajdhani and Duronto and Poorva Expresses. The Rajdhani
certainly isn't half as splendid as the Kalka Mail used to be. Its downfall
probably began unnoticed when the

Man injured by freight train in San Diego
Sacramento Bee
AP SAN DIEGO -- Authorities say a man walking along railroad tracks in San
Diego was seriously injured when he was struck by a slow moving freight
train. Sheriff's deputies say the man and a friend were walking along
tracks close to Beech Street and

Troopers investigating train vs. car accident
A spokesperson says a train hit a car around 2:00 pm Wednesday in the
Little Mountain community on Dr. Bowers Road. The accident happened where a
driveway crosses the railroad tracks, according to investigators. The
spokesperson says the driver of the

Small Fire On Tourist Train In White Mountains
New Hampshire Public Radio
By Chris Jensen on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 A small fire on a tourist train
operated by Conway Scenic Railroad sent worried fire fighters from Twin
Mountain and Bethlehem rushing to the Crawford Notch railway station on
Wednesday afternoon.

VV to Vegas high-speed train is full steam ahead
Desert Dispatch
A proposed high-speed train that would connect Victorville to Las Vegas —
without stopping in Barstow — received final approval on its
environmental impact statement from the Federal Railroad Administration
Tuesday. The record of decision from the

Freight Train Returns to North Bay After 13 Year Absence
By Brent Ainsworth | Email the author | 1:39pm Train operator waves to
onlookers. On Wednesday, Northwest Pacific renewed regular freight train
service in the North Bay after more than 12 years. Sue McQuinn The last
legal railroad tie has been laid

It's a Go: Trains Rolling Through Sonoma County Corridor
The last legal railroad tie has been laid under the track, and now freight
trains can run through the Novato city limits for the first time since
1998. The first train? Expect it to thunder through downtown Novato at
about 25 mph sometime mid-day

Train trestle catches fire north of Vancouver
The trestle will be closed to train traffic while investigators try to
determine a cause of the fire and assess the integrity of the structure.
The structure is owned by Clark County. The county leases it to the Lewis
and Clark Railroad.

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7/12/2011 5:12:00 PM

7/12/2011 News Mix.. This is non Railroad news I been meaning to share just had not got to it.. it's a mix of different days.  - DNatureofDTrain

Some of these maybe old repeats I apologise, life can be distracting at times, and I like the trains can lose and jump the tracks from time to time” - DNatureofDTrain

This Is sickening, we send our jobs over seas, now we are sending repairing our US landmarks over seas, this should have been repaired by US citizens needing work!” - DNatureofDTrain

Bridge Comes to San Francisco With a Made-in-China Label

Last home standing: N.D. house survives floods

America's Dirtiest Cities

Weird symptoms, explained

Israeli innovators build new 'Silicon Valley'

The creepiest trees on Earth

Greek debt unrest

Milwaukee Common Council approves redistricting plan

Train hits bus in India, killing 31 after wedding

Train hits bus in northern India, killing 31

Court orders immediate end to ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’

William D. Middleton, famed railroad author, dies

Frozen Lake

Amazing images of a frozen Canadian lake.

The Worst Gear

I dunno prison seems a bit to harsh .. but I do agree that this is not Muslim discrimination, especially when Muslims are suppose to be abiding by laws anyhow.. But making them keep the veils off after the identification, I do not agree with.. This to them is a major violation of their modest values.. and in their culture and religion is seen as a sheild from unwanted judging based upon their looks... Many of us in the USA are against body scans.. well this would feel just as strongly invading to a very strict traditionalist Muslim.” - DNatureofDTrain

New Australian law to make Muslims lift veils

10 Reasons I'm Cancelling My Credit Cards

Are hypoallergenic dogs just a myth? Bad news for Bo Obama.

Father saves son from a well!

I have been out praying in the marshland of my own property, and have experienced the same harassment. I can not pray on our own land without unwanted attention by both family and non family members.. People fear what is difference.. That is an issue I always have on my path as a Heinzist that respects and accepts all faiths as my brothers and sisters. To bad most people of these faiths can not 100% live by their teachings about loving and respecting eachother... if they did there would be less targets..And if we did people trying to use FEAR to convince people to blow themselves or others up.. would have less of a case to be made.. As they would not feel like doing so is the only way to ensure their religion and or culture or both will survive. ” - DNatureofDTrain

Post-9/11, Sikhs say they are mistaken targets

Poor Mother!” - DNatureofDTrain

Big birth announcement: couple welcomes a 16-pound baby boy

gotta love the creativity of getting to a rogue boss.. this is not the first I had fun reading many like these.” - DNatureofDTrain

News of the World staff mocks Rebekah Brooks in final crossword clues

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7/12/2011 4:07:00 PM

The State of America's National Parks

Train commuters delayed by truck on railroad tracks near Camarillo
Ventura County Star
A Union Pacific Railroad train was stopped due to the incident, a
dispatcher said. Metrolink trains 104 and 106, which were scheduled to pass
through Camarillo at 6:27 am and 7:06 am, were cancelled due to the
incident, Metrolink officials said.

Gallegly Joins Delegation Urging Further Compensation for 2008 Metrolink Crash
The accident, which took the lives of 24 people and injured an additional
101, occurred when a Metrolink train ran trough a red signal and collided
with a Union Pacific freight train that had been given the right of way,
according to findings of the

S. Ind. train derailment costs could reach $2.5M
Greenwich Time
About 35 cars in the 100-car train derailed or overturned in the accident.
The railroad has contracted with a St. Louis company to clean up the
wreckage. Rund said coal is not classified as a hazardous material, and
said there should be no concern

Fatal train crash investigation focusing on truck
The Union Leader
Initial indications are that the train and the railroad crossing gate were
both operating normally. “From our perspective, we know that there was a
truck on the tracks that shouldn't have been,” said Patricia Quinn,
executive director of the Portland,

Railroad museum's model-room momentum building brick-by-brick
Erwin Record
Members of the Unicoi County Heritage Museum's board of directors have sold
more than 150 polished granite bricks in order to raise funds for a model
train room at the Clinchfield Railroad Museum, and efforts are still

Peninsula Model RR Club celebrates 10th Train Days July 16-17
Chinook Observer
LONG BEACH – The Peninsula Model Railroad Club (PMRC) is celebrating the
10th anniversary of Train Days. The club is hosting a huge model railroad
show and swap meet at the Long Beach Grange Hall on Sandridge Road on
Saturday, July 16 from 10 am to 4

Broken rail cause of fiery derailment
Review Times
By JOY BROWN A broken rail caused a fiery train derailment in February west
of Arcadia, Norfolk Southern has determined. The company, in a report to
the Federal Railroad Administration, said "head and web separation" was to
blame for the wreck about

Boulders Placed on Madras Train Tracks
Authorities are looking for a red dune buggy or other information leading
them to whoever pushed large boulders onto the railroad tracks near a
Madras trestle twice in recent weeks. The first boulder was struck by a
freight train that sustained damage,

S. Korea not bidding for Brazil's bullet train project
The Korea Herald
... submit a preliminary bid for the auction for building a 511-kilometer
train network between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, officials said. The
deadline for the bid submission closes on Tuesday. The consortium, led by
state-run Korean Railroad Corp.,

Courier: Broken rail caused fiery train wreck
Entertainment News from AP By Lisa Strawbridge - email FINDLAY, OH (FINDLAY
COURIER) - A broken rail caused a fiery train derailment in February west
of Arcadia, Norfolk Southern has determined. The company, in a report to
the Federal Railroad

1 dead in crash of train, truck in Maine
Boston Globe
Amtrak and State Police said 109 passengers were on board the train. The
crash created a fireball, left trash and debris all over the roadway, and
sparked fires on the road and in nearby yards, witnesses said. The railroad
crossing where the collision

Train crew rattled after emergency stop for man on tracks
Boston Globe
Neville has never been working on a train when it has struck a person.
Nutter estimates that the average crew member goes through it two or three
times over a career. The MBTA and Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co.
have sponsored various programs

Downeaster crash: first fatal accident
Press Herald
A month later, also in Saco, a Downeaster train's crew had to pull the
emergency brakes to avoid hitting snowmobilers who were riding on the
tracks. Railroad police said at the time that the Downeaster had also had
recent near-collisions with sleds in ...

Central Ore: someone pushing boulders onto railroad tracks; locomotive damaged
Greenfield Daily Reporter
Railroad officials and central Oregon sheriff's detectives are trying to
determine who pushed large boulders onto railroad tracks near a Madras,
Ore., trestle twice in recent weeks. A freight train locomotive hit the
first boulder and suffered damage.

Railroad doubts train ran over teen - WZVN News for Fort ...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A railroad official isn't buying it. He's doubting
that a train really drove over a teenager who was passed out between the
rails in

Train hits intoxicated man asleep on tracks in Fairbanks
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
by Sam Friedman / FAIRBANKS - A man asleep on the
railroad tracks north of downtown Fairbanks was badly injured when two
railroad cars ran over him early this morning. The 58-year-old man was in
the intensive care unit of

Study: Crime risk high near many airports, train stations
USA Today
By Eileen Blass, USA TODAY Grime just down the street from 30th Street
Railroad Station in Philadelphia. "I would not venture out alone on foot
into either of these areas," says Shriner, who lives in Lithia, Fla., and
is a vice president in the health ...

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Commuter train derails in Manhattan; no injuries
Wall Street Journal
AP NEW YORK — Metro-North Railroad says a six-car commuter train carrying
hundreds of passengers derailed in Manhattan shortly after leaving Grand
Central Station, causing wide-spread delays during the evening rush hour.
No injuries were reported. ...

Heat, Conductor Error Ruled Out In Latest Train Derailment
WRTV Indianapolis
MONROE COUNTY, Ind. -- Investigators have ruled out extreme heat and
conductor error in a Monroe County train derailment, the second in central
Indiana in less than a week. Indiana Railroad officials said the train,
hauling Indiana coal, ...

Truck Driver Killed in North Berwick Amtrak Downeaster Collision
Straffin says the train conductor tried to stop the train but it was too
late. By the time it screeched to a halt, it was a quarter mile past the
crossing. The train's engine caught fire. "We did have multiple fires along
the railroad track itself," he ...

Rescue work ends after Indian train wreck kills 68
MSN Money
Train services across northern India were disrupted. At least 62 trains
were diverted to other routes and many others were canceled, said S.
Mathur, a railway official. India's railroad network is one of the largest
in the world and carries about 14

Train derailment near Brainerd ties up main track
(AP) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is working Monday to clear a
main track near Brainerd where 20 cars in a loaded coal train derailed.
Railroad spokeswoman Amy McBeth says four cars are on their sides, but
she's not sure how much coal spilled ...

Hundreds attend funeral for incoming Ball State freshman
Ball State Daily News
By Katelynn Thys Flowers were placed on the grave site of Austin Quinn, 18,
who died in a train accident. A burial service was held at Elm Creek
Cemetery on July 8, 2011. CSX employees work on repairing one of the
barriers at the railroad crossing ...

Railroad doubts train passed over drunk Iowa teen - Yahoo! News
Read 'Railroad doubts train passed over drunk Iowa teen' on Yahoo! News. An
Iowa Interstate Railroad official doubts a train drove over a teenager who
was ...

Sixty-seven dead, 100 injured as train derails
Train services across northern India have been disrupted as railroad
authorities work to clear the tracks. At least 62 trains had been diverted
to other routes and many others have been canceled, said S. Mathur, a
railway official. - AP.

Death toll rises to 67 in train wreck
News 10NBC
Volunteers and soldiers worked through the night to pull many of the more
than 100 injured from the train's 12 shattered coaches. Officials said the
train was carrying about 1000 passengers, but India's railroad network is
one of the largest in the

PA Truck Driver Charged in Collision with Train in Milford
WGMD Radio
A 25-year-old McAlisterville, Pennsylvania truck driver faces numerous
charges today including failure to stop before a railroad crossing
following a collision Sunday with a train in Milford. Milford Police say
Samuel Frymoyer was driving a Kenworth ...

How Trains 'Railroaded' The American Economy
That train, fourteen hours late, reached Philadelphia early on Saturday
morning, February 25. The final leg of his trip carried him from
Philadelphia to New York. He waited several hours for the Pennsylvania
Railroad train to New York, about as long as

Events in the Village!: Exciting Concert at Amphitheatre July 16th!
(Jackson,TN) "Rock and Roll My Soul" and the "Musicians Care Network" is
coming to Jackson July 16th for a concert event at Casey Jones Village
Amphitheatre ...

Rescue work ends after Indian train wreck kills 68
Stamford Advocate
Photo: Rajesh Kumar Singh / AP An Indian train passenger waits on a delayed
train to leave the railway station in New Delhi, India, Monday, July 11,
2011. Train services across northern India have been disrupted as railroad
authorities work to clear

Train Collides with Truck in Milford
According to Corporal Robert Masten with the Milford Police Department,
Samuel Frymoyer, 25, of McAlisterville, Pennsylvania failed to stop at the
flashing railroad signal and pulled in front of a train traveling west
bound. Frymoyer has been charged

Amtrak Train Collides With Dump Truck
BOSTON -- An Amtrak Downeaster that left from Boston Monday morning
collided with a tractor-trailer in Maine. The train collided with the truck
at a railroad crossing on Main Street in North Berwick.The truck and part
of the train caught fire.

Failed attempts using A-Train leave us singing railroad blues
Pegasus News
The A-Train is a fantastic daytime transportation system. It isn't great
for getting to and from Denton in the evenings. With the opening of the
A-Train in Denton, reasons abound to take the new train. It's economical,
good for the environment, ...

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Railroad News to Come:
But, I also added another new song.
When I say jump you say How High!

- DNatureofDTrain

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Train car derails near the Wisconsin River in Iowa County

Rochelle Railroad Park Draws International Spectators
As each train rumbles by...train spotters snap pictures. The park's only
been here since 1998... But it's double diamond intersection has been
drawing rail fans from across the world. "We've seen two trains so far,
they're really cool, they seem to be

Daily Journal Nearly 30 cars of Indiana Railroad train derails ...
The Daily Journal is dedicated to community service, to defense of
individual rights and to providing those checks upon government which no
constitution can ...

Train Derailment in Iowa Co.
After emergency personnel arrived on scene, it was discovered that a
Wisconsin and Southern Railway Car had derailed between the Wisconsin River
and the Helena Road railroad crossing in a swampy area. The 95 car train
was headed to Madison when a car

Ind Railroad Coal Train Derails near Bloomington Cincinnati news ...
This is the second train to derail in Indiana in five days; No injuries

35 killed, over 150 injured as train derails in India
Pakistan Observer
This is the third train accident in India in the last four days. A train
hit a bus at an unmanned railway crossing last Thursday, killing 35 people.
India's railroad network is one of the largest in the world and carries
about 14 million passengers a

Crews Test Equipment For Downtown Quiet Zone Project
KGTV San Diego
SAN DIEGO -- Railroad crews on Sunday tested new equipment along the train
tracks in downtown San Diego as part of an effort to reduce train noise.
The Centre City Development Corporation is working to establish a federally
designated "quiet zone" to

Potatoes scattered on US 113 in Milford after truck, train collide
The News Journal
14) at 1p.m. Samuel Frymoyer, 25, of McAlisterville, Pa., was driving a
1996 Kenworth tractor trailer when he failed to stop for a flashing
railroad sign, according to police. Police said the train struck the
trailer, scattering the potatoes.

Who's protecting the commuters?
... NJ -- MERO -- 26847 -- An Amtrak Acela train roars through New
Brunswick station, Friday June 28, 2002, during the morning commute. --
STAFF PHOTO JASON TOWLEN / Digital Collections/IPTC The Northeast Corridor
(NEC) is one of the most complex rail

Ind. Railroad coal train derails near Bloomington
Chicago Tribune
AP Chief Deputy Mike Pershing of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department
told WRTV-TV that the train's engineer told him that heat probably played a
role in the derailment because extreme heat makes the steel tracks expand
and contract. ...,0,6084772.story

Indiana Railroad coal train derails near Bloomington; 2nd derailment in ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter
AP MORRISTOWN, Ind. — No one's been hurt in the second Indiana train
derailment in five days. The Herald Times said the Indiana Railroad train
derailed Sunday afternoon near Bloomington. It wasn't immediately clear how
many cars derailed.

Injuries spur crackdown on trestle trespassers
Chicago Tribune
Railroad trestles and tracks are private property, and those arrested for
trespassing on railroad property could be charged with a misdemeanor that
carries up to a year in jail and a $5000 fine. Chief Deputy Clark Cottom
said the sheriff's department,0,482084.story

Metro-North looks to bring retail to train stations
Mid-Hudson News
NEW YORK – Metro-North Railroad wants to locate retail or commercial
tenants in four of their Westchester County train stations – Port
Chester, Peekskill, Ossining and Tarrytown. “These properties represent a
tremendous opportunity for creative

Fire destroys railroad depot, loaded boxcars
Train time came and went. No train. As they waited beside the tracks, they
became more anxious, passing the time in conversation. They were joined by
two executives of the railroad, who also were puzzled because the train did
not arrive as scheduled.

the hopper family blog: Jeremy Hopper, meet Casey Jones
On our way back from Memphis, we stopped in Jackson to visit the Casey
Jones museum and train museum. Yeah. We realized that we had been passing

10 feared dead, 50 injured in India train wreck
CNN International
India's massive rail network, used by hundreds of thousands of passengers
daily, has a poor safety record. On Thursday, more than 30 people were
killed when a train collided with a bus trying to cross an unguarded
railroad, also in Uttar Pradesh.

North White Plains train station garage gets approval, 500 spaces expected
The Journal News |
WHITE PLAINS — Commuters who search for parking at the North White Plains
train station are a step closer to finding relief. The Federal Transit
Administration has given Metro-North Railroad a green light to tear down a
parking deck and replace it ...

Rail is a drain on Tacoma
I would feel much better about that as far as liabilities to the rest of
Tacoma Rail.” With ideas for building a freight business to subsidize a
tourist train to Mount Rainier, the city acquired the railroad in the early

Rail takes city funds
With ideas for building a freight business to subsidize a tourist train to
Mount Rainier, the city acquired the railroad in the early 1990s. A
Weyerhaeuser subsidiary donated part of the railroad, and the city bought
the rest. The line connects Tacoma

Train derails in northern India, injuring dozens
Sacramento Bee
India's railroad network is one of the largest in the world and carries
about 14 million passengers a day. Accidents are common, with most blamed
on poor maintenance and human error. Reader comments on are the
opinions of the writer,

Durbin announces rail studies will be combined
The State Journal-Register
“Because to get the cooperation of the railroads at this point, it's very
important,” the senator answered. “Increased train traffic will lead to
delays at this junction that'll affect everybody, Amtrak service and all
the passenger trains involved.

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Make tracks for Strasburg
Allentown Morning Call
Train whistles blow. Turn-of-the-century locomotives, emitting clouds of
hissing steam from their boilers, pick up passengers and take them on short
rambles through farmland along the Strasburg Railroad's line. Three times a
year, Thomas the Tank,0,352949.story

The Mag Interview | Charles Mori's rail yard of memories become a novel
Kansas City Star
By CINDY HOEDEL Charles Mori of Liberty is a retired train engineer. Mori
recently wrote “In Between the Rails,” a fictional account of three
young friends who join the railroad in the post-Vietnam era, at the same
time Mori did in real life.

Missing Commerce City man found dead near Weld County train tracks
WELD COUNTY, Colo. -- The Weld County Sheriff's Office says a 30-year-old
man was found dead near railroad tracks by Lochbuie and Hudson on Saturday.
A train conductor reported seeing a body shortly before 8 am near
Interstate 76.,0,7887324.story

Tracking change along train's path
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The train platform would be built between Hwy. 61 and Canadian Pacific and
Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks, some of which would need to
be moved. Of the four stations, none has the potential to be more

SunRail's approval spurs talk of link to Lake, northwest Orange
Orlando Sentinel
Florida Central Railroad, which owns the tracks, has committed $1.2
million. Lake has agreed to chip in $900000 and Orange $650000. Tavares and
Eustis have agreed to pitch in $300000 each, while Mount Dora has agreed to
$200000, Ocoee $75000 and Winter,0,7036645.story

Historic Union Station model train display damaged in Thursday's floods
Denver Post
The Platte Valley & Western Model Railroad Club's model train display,
located in the basement of Union Station, was damaged during Thursday's
rainstorm and will be closed until the end of August, according to a news
release from the club.

Amtrak must know who is, isn't on trains
Hattiesburg American
11, 2001, terrorist attacks, it is shocking that Amtrak still has no system
in place that would tell officials how many passengers are on a train. Yet,
for days after the Zephyr was hit by a truck at a rural Nevada railroad
crossing, killing - we now

Heroes Off The Field
Hartford Courant
Baseball teams were steady railroad customers, and he rode the train under
protest ... or did he? There were different versions reported about this
ill-fated run of the "Federal Express" on July 10-11, 1911. When the train
reached railroad yards in New,0,524167.story

Essex: The Valley Railroad Circus Train And Big Top Show Comes To ...
The Valley Railroad Circus Train And Big Top Show Comes To Essex Station
July 23 , 24, 30, 31 Clubs & Organizations Submitted by Susan Dee, Essex
Steam Train

Fort Collins' Annie Walk discontinued
The Coloradoan
Annie was a dog adopted by Colorado and Southern Railroad workers in the
1930s who stayed in the train depot on Mason Street. Annie, who often would
greet passengers as they stepped off the train, was dubbed the town's
unofficial ambassador.

Museum Preserves Railroad History
At its pinnacle, Georgia had more railroad lines than any other state in
the Deep South. That rich history is alive and well at the Southeastern
Railway Museum in Duluth. By Randy Wyles | Email the author | 12:56pm The
old Duluth train depot was

Robert Barron: Now we need federal money for rail line
Nanaimo Daily News
So changing the passenger train schedule from early-morning north-bound
trains from Victoria to southbound trains from Nanaimo seems to me to be a
no-brainer and the railway users that I asked about it enthusiastically
agreed. But the aging railroad is ...

Plans to close crossings for train 'quiet zone' revealed
Muncie Star Press
Kelly Day / The Star Press MUNCIE -- While there are still hurdles to clear
before a "quiet zone" for trains moving through downtown Muncie becomes a
reality, the plan's likely impact on railroad crossings in and near
downtown has been revealed.

3RF Saturday schedule
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
A train at the Three Rivers and Indiana Northern Model Railroad Exhibit
passes through the display based on the Monroeville area. 10 am to 5 pm –
Three Rivers TRAIN Display. Special model railroad exhibit featuring an
HO-scale and fully operational

Man struck, killed by train
by Winston Jones/Sentinel A 35-year-old Powder Springs man, lying on the
railroad tracks, was struck and killed Friday around 5:30 am by an
westbound freight train in Lithia Springs. Douglas County Coroner Randy
Daniel identified the victim as Robert ...

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Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway: Strategic Significance - Analysis
Eurasia Review
As the rail connects two main cities of PRC, it begs the question whether
there is any strategic significance of this railway network? It is
interesting to note that the letter prefixed on the train numbers indicate
the type of train in PRC.

Heat damage a cause in train crash?
That's why inspecting rail lines is a top priority for rail companies. The
Federal Railroad Administration requires companies to inspect their lines
at least once a week, dependent upon the volume of traffic travelling along
the rail.

County has concerns about Pemberton train station
Some of the train cars and engines at the Pemberton railroad station.
Pemberton Mayor David Patriarca told the Pemberton Historic Trust it had to
have the equipment removed by today. The Pemberton railroad station with
some of the train cars and

"At this point.. Does not matter.. I want to know how did the teen get ahold of the alcohol, and get near the tracks in the first place? Supervision anyone? .." - DNatureofDTrain

Railroad disputes account of train rolling over teen | The Des ...
10-inch clearance usually leaves victim killed or maimed, official says.

Man accused in plot to steal train from Arkansas rail yard to undergo mental ...
The Republic
Prosecutors alleged at McCown's plea hearing that Stokes approached McCown
about switching the identification number on the train to one owned by
Young and moving the locomotive to Young's rail yard. The men would then
split $60000.

Norfolk Southern Corp. Launch: $84 Trefis Price Estimate
The margin improvements are primarily attributable to the railroad's
continued repricing above rail inflation, volume growth and the
productivity gains with normalizing costs. Expanding train lengths is the
key to rail profitability and the railroads ...

Dinner train rides the rails between Columbia and Centralia
Columbia Business Times
A diesel locomotive is located on each end of the train so that when the
train reaches its destination, it can return without having to turn around.
The F-7 locomotives were built in 1948 and 1953 originally for the Great
Northern Railroad.

Man Killed by Train near Lithia Springs
By Holly Roberson | Email the author | 10:43am A man who was lying on
railroad tracks near Lithia Springs was killed about 5:30 this morning when
he was struck by a train. The conductor saw the man just before impact and
didn't have time to stop,

Man killed by train in Douglas County
Covington News
By AP LITHIA SPRINGS - Authorities say a man lying on
railroad tracks has been struck by a train and killed near Lithia Springs
in Douglas County. The Douglas County sheriff's office says the accident
happened about 5:30 am Friday on

Man killed by train in Douglas County
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Aa person was struck by a train and killed near Lithia Springs. The
incident happened about 5:30 am on the Norfolk Southern rail line near the
Harper Road crossing, between US 78 and Ben Hill Road. The Douglas County
Sheriff's Office confirmed to

Feds Blame Train Derailment On Broken Rail
1330 WFIN
A fiery train derailment near Arcadia this February has been blamed on a
broken rail. The Advertiser-Tribune says a report filed by the Federal
Railroad Administration shows the crash on February 6th was caused by a
"head and web separation.

Museum gains railroad clock
Opelousas Daily World
Opelousas Orphan Train Museum board members joined Union Pacific Railroad
representatives to dedicate a Union Pacific clock that was donated to the
museum on Thursday. From left are John LeDoux, Ricky LeDoux, Harold Dupre,
Flo Inhern,

TAM board votes against reconsidering earlier decision, gives SMART $8 mil
Marin Independent-Journal
By Mark Prado The Transportation Authority of Marin voted Thursday night
not to reconsider its controversial decision to give $8 million to help
bailout the financially-troubled Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit train
project. The board voted 8-4,

All aboard the Garden Railroad
Garner News
Many garden railroad engineers try to make their railroad seem as real as
possible. This includes creating an environment for the train that is to
scale and is realistic. Builders can pick a time period for their garden
railroads and build a setting

Is heat to blame for train derailment?
MORRISTOWN, Ind. (WISH) - Heat may be to blame for Wednesday's train
derailment in Shelby County. CSX says while the accident is under
investigation, investigators will look into the possibility that the recent
hot weather caused a rail to bend or

Man dies when hit by train in Sauk Rapids
St. Cloud Times
Sauk Rapids Police investigate the scene where a person was hit by a train
Thursday along Benton Drive and Minnesota Highway 15. / Times photo by
Jason Wachter, jwachter@stcloudtime SAUK RAPIDS— A man walking on
railroad tracks in Sauk Rapids was

Man dies when hit by train in Sauk Rapids
St. Cloud Times
Sauk Rapids Police investigate the scene where a person was hit by a train
Thursday along Benton Drive and Minnesota Highway 15. / Times photo by
Jason Wachter, jwachter@stcloudtime SAUK RAPIDS— A man walking on
railroad tracks in Sauk Rapids was

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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train back in service from ...
The reopening comes with new, lower prices for the half excursion, but only
for a limited time.

Cleanup underway after Shelby County train derailment
Meanwhile, the CSX train line has brought in three environmental cleanup
contractors to help clean up the plastic pellets and rolls of paper that
plummeted into the river following the accident on the 100-year-old
railroad bridge.

Woman killed by train
Mid-Hudson News
BEACON – A 38-year-old Beacon woman who was walking along the railroad
tracks in Beacon was struck and killed by a southbound Metro-North commuter
train late Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred south of the train
station in the area of Denning's

Railroad doubts train ran over teen
NBC2 News
He's doubting that a train really drove over a teenager who was passed out
between the rails in downtown Des Moines earlier this week. The teen came
away with only minor injuries. The chief operating officer of the Iowa
Interstate Railroad tells the

Official: Broken rail caused Ark. train accident
Today's THV
ASHDOWN, Ark. (AP) -- A railroad company official says a broken rail caused
an accident during which 34 train cars derailed south of Ashdown. Mark
Redd, the vice president of transportation for Kansas City Southern
railroad, tells the Texarkana Gazette

Train engineer saw bent rail before derailment in C. Ind. that dumped 
freight ...
The Republic
AP MORRISTOWN, Ind. — A fire chief says a train engineer saw a bent rail
just before several freight cars derailed and wrecked a bridge over a
central Indiana river. Morristown Fire Chief Steve Davis tells WRTV that
the CSX Railroad engineer reported ...

Thirty-five die in Indian train crash
The Guardian
Train accidents are a common occurrence in India. The country's railroad
network is one of the world's largest and carries more than 14 million
passengers each day. Most accidents are blamed on poor maintenance and
human error.

Track to the future: 20 Questions on California high-speed rail
Sacramento News & Review
One route that was considered would have brought the train along the main
railroad line right through Midtown. But that alignment seems to have been
abandoned, said Harris, because there was no easy way for the train to make
the wide turn needed into

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Dozens dead in India train-bus collision
The bus had stopped at a railroad crossing after its axle broke and was hit
by the train, an official said. The train dragged the mangled bus more than
500 metres before coming to a halt, he said. No passengers on the train
were hurt.

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Knoxville News Sentinel
By Ed Marcum A Norfolk Southern freight train rolls across the Holston
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RAIL Solutions, the line through Knoxville would be included in its Steel
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Railroad Doubts Train Passed Over Drunk Teen
Reporter: AP Email Address: AP Comments are posted from viewers like you
and do not always reflect the views of this station. by l on Jul 6, 2011 at
12:29 PM Don't blame the train operator for your stupid actions. by Al on
Jul 6, 2011 at 12:02 PM The

UPDATE: Railroad Doubts Train Passed Over Drunk Teen
An Iowa Interstate Railroad official doubts a train drove over a teenager
who was passed out between the rails in downtown Des Moines, leaving him
with only

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"This below is a video I took of fireworks, But at first it shows part of the park as I sing a little to a band playing Crazy Train, as we just arrived at the park. (my favorite song) .. Then I recorded how loud the trains are passing the park as it is two blocks, but some of my families happy feet got into my shots of the grass.. Now why record the grass? .. oh .. To feed my ego, as back in 1998 and 1999 I was in FFA and helped plant the grass at that park lol.. I know, I am silly.. Then at first its just firework pops, and no visuals.. Cause.. The Trees were in the way .. So I ditched my family and ran across the park and found a good view, and videos my first fireworks video, I also did the parade too.. but.. It took me over 9 hrs to process and post this video.. So I may turn the parade into a photo album instead and post just the highlights I do not have the patience to sit at this computer doing nothing for 9 hrs lol. I have to be multitasking or I go crazy. Hope you all had a great 4th, I sure did!.. Sighs, for some reason my video will not embed right so will give you a link to it.. " - DNatureofDTrain

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Great Escape: The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
There's also a snack bar on the train if you get the munchies. The railroad
departs at 11:30 am from the Western Maryland Station in Cumberland,
Maryland. Once on board, you'll travel to Frostburg, Maryland. You'll have
1 1/2-hours to look around.

How to Play China's Railway Boom
Uncommon Wisdom Daily
This isn't the first high-speed bullet train China has built. Perhaps its
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built in 2006. The Beijing-Tibet line is a feat of engineering magic and
the first tracks ever built

Extra $1 million puts station plan on track
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
By Jennifer Learn-Andes If all goes as planned,
newer additions will be peeled off the 143-year-old former Central Railroad
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Issues raised on Bluebird excursion train
Toledo Blade
Although some Waterville elected officials were pleased to hear that the
Bluebird passenger train is under new leadership that is working to make
improvements, they continued to raise concerns about issues including
repairs to a railroad crossing in

Missouri River flooding results in increased train traffic through Dodge City
Dodge City Daily Globe
This photo provided by BNSF Railroad shows a section of railroad track in
Nebraska that flooded. The result is coal trains are being run through
Dodge City instead of its normal route from Lincoln, Neb. to the Kansas
City area.

Railroad crossings present issues for county's cities
Shelby County Reporter
Henry said he receives calls nearly every day from motorists reporting
trains stopped across a railroad crossing, especially at crossings on
Fulton Springs Road, Alabama 119 and Industrial Road. When a train stops
across a crossing, Henry said many ...

Neighbors, Railroad site safety concerns at Belton RR crossing
The only problem is the train." The railroad company, Burlington Northern
Santa Fe, agrees. That's why they asked the City of Belton to close College
Street at the tracks. BNSF says older street level crossings, called
"at-grade" crossings,

Looking for a quiet solution
Suffolk News-Herald
Today, a group of homeowners in Olde Mill Creek are looking for a
concession of a far less expensive variety: They want a railroad crossing
next to their neighborhood to be declared a quiet zone, meaning that train
operators would not be allowed to

Railroad official: Teen beat odds in dodging Des Moines train (blog)
A spokesman for the Iowa Interstate Railroad says it's unlikely a train
could pass harmlessly over the top of a person in a prone position between
the rails. The question came up over the weekend when it was reported that
a train appeared to have

Fire-Damaged Train Trestle South Of Bham Open Again
A fire-damaged train trestle south of Bellingham is carrying rail traffic
again after repairs wrapped up this afternoon. Burlington Northern Santa Fe
spokesman Gus Melonas says the railroad is investigating, and fireworks may
be to blame.

Neighborhood Gags as Its Economic Engine Spews Pollution
New York Times
Teresa Flores has lived her entire life surrounded by a tangle of rail
lines in this low-income, west-side neighborhood, listening to train
whistles and horns and what she calls the "crash bang boom." "Every time a
train comes through a road crossing,

“Hamlet - Train Town” debuts ThursdayUNC-TV
Richmond County Daily Journal
It earned the nickname “Hub of the Seaboard” in 1936 thanks to the
heavy flow of train traffic on the city's tracks, which branched out toward
every direction - like wheel spokes. According to the City of Hamlet, the
railroad industry still plays an

Train hits corn truck
Post Searchlight
A train struck a corn-hauling truck that was attempting to cross the
railroad tracks at Albany Road in Bainbridge Tuesday morning. The accident
happened at about 10 am at the railroad crossing that is behind Stone's and
next to Port One Liquors.

Train Trestle Damaged by Fire South of Bellingham
Day says a 100-foot section of the trestle was damaged. The cause of the
fire is under investigation. Burlington Northern Santa Fe officials had to
shut down the railroad. Train traffic through Bellingham may still be
affected Tuesday morning.

Georgian Railway Says Cargo Shipments Will Rise 6% This Year
... train operator, forecast slower growth in cargo volumes this year after
posting a 16 percent increase in 2010. Total shipments will rise 6 percent,
David Jinjolia, freight transportation director for the railroad, said in
an interview in Tbilisi.

Train hits bus in India, killing 31 after wedding
The Associated Press
The injured were taken to a nearby hospital. Train accidents are common in
India. The country's railroad network is one of the world's largest and
carries more than 14 million passengers each day. Most accidents are blamed
on poor maintenance and human .

Rail crash causing delays
Albany Times Union
Amtrak delays are expected to continue Thursday as crews clean up after one
eastbound CSX freight train struck the rear of another. Several freight
cars and two locomotives left the tracks Wednesday in DeWitt, near
Syracuse, the Syracuse Post-Standard

Amtrak extends scaled back train service
"It's kind of unusual when you come to a train station that you don't get
to see railroad," Johnson said. Because of flooding from the Missouri River
Amtrak halted its westbound morning train from St. Louis and the eastbound
afternoon train from Kansas

Railroad bridge collapses, 5 cars fall into river; Amtrak disrupted
Indianapolis Star
MORRISTOWN, Ind. -- A railroad bridge collapsed Wednesday, derailing nine
freight cars and sending five of them into the Big Blue River in Shelby
County, a CSX official said. No one was injured, but train cars were strewn
into a wooded area and the Big

Beacon woman fatally struck by train
Poughkeepsie Journal
BEACON — A 38-year-old woman was fatally struck by a train today on
Metro-North Railroad's Hudson Line. The accident occurred at 5:09 pm south
of the Beacon station, MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan said. The train was
traveling south from Poughkeepsie on

Train cars derail near Mineola; no injuries reported
Raquel Espinoza, director of corporate relations and media for Union
Pacific Railroad in Spring, said 24 cars from the 98-car westbound train,
heading from Pine Bluff, Ark., to Fort Worth, left the line around 3:30 am
near County Road 2790 in Hoard.

Bullitt prosecutor to seek indictment against truck driver accused of causing ...
Louisville Courier-Journal
The train was traveling south from the Osborn rail yard at Grade Lane and
Outer Loop bound for Tampa, Fla. Witnesses told police that a dark green
tractor-trailer trying to turn around on Coral Ridge Road had struck the
tracks as it was backing up.

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An Iowa Interstate Railroad official doubts a train drove over a teenager
who was passed out between the rails in downtown Des Moines, leaving him
with only minor injuries. Mick Burkart, the railroad's chief operating

Truck-Train Collision Closes Rogers County Railroad Crossing
News On 6
VERDIGRIS, Oklahoma -- A train-truck crash has closed a railroad crossing
in just east of the community of Verdigris in Rogers County. The Burlington
Northern Santa Fe railroad crossing at Gordon Road is closed because of the

Railroad disputes account of train rolling over Iowa teen
USA Today
By Tom Alex and Kathryn Stinson, The Des Moines Register DES MOINES, Iowa
— It's unlikely a train could pass harmlessly over the top of a person
lying flat between two rails, an official of the Iowa Interstate Railroad
said Tuesday.

Man killed in Washington County train crash
Fond du Lac Reporter
TOWN OF ADDISON — A man is dead after his vehicle slammed into a
northbound Canadian National Railroad freight train in Washington County
Tuesday night. According to a press release issued by the Washington County
Sheriff's Department, the engineer of

Railroad doubts train passed over drunk teen
Sioux City Journal
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa Interstate Railroad official doubts a
train passed over a teenager in downtown Des Moines who was passed out
between the rails, leaving him with only minor injuries. Mick Burkart, the
railroad's chief operating officer,

Ride Union Pacific To $112 As High Fuel Prices Propel Railroads' Margins 
Forbes (blog)
Although Union Pacific Railroad's primary role is transporting freight, it
also runs a substantial commuter train operation in Chicago. Union Pacific
competes with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, which covers much
of the same territory and ...

Snoqualmie Tunnel gives cyclists, riders cool new link
The Seattle Times
By Lynda V. Mapes Bicyclists go from bright sunshine into Snoqualmie
Tunnel, a nearly 100-year-old railroad route under the Cascade Mountains
that reopened Tuesday as a part of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail. The tunnel
also provides access to a trail

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Amtrak blamed in latest suit over deadly NV crash
That suit says Valli ignored railroad crossing gates and warning signals
before he finally hit the brakes and his big rig skidded the length of a
football field into the side of the double-decker passenger train.
Dickerson's suit filed late Friday in

Iowa man dies after falling in front of train
FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) - A southeast Iowa man has died after falling on
railroad tracks and being hit by a train. Fort Madison police Capt. Bruce
Gustafson says 25-year-old Michael Mendoza, of Fort Madison, died Sunday
afternoon after being struck by

Train runs over passed-out teen
An Altoona teenager, apparently drunk and passed out, was run over by a
train Sunday night. Two railroad engineers for Iowa Interstate Railroad
said they saw 17-year-old Christian Latshaw on the railroad tracks as they
were moving east and crossing a

W.Va. man killed by train, death ruled accident
Stamford Advocate
(AP) — Investigators say a Martinsburg man walking on railroad
tracks moved to get out of the way of a train but he didn't get clear and
was hit and killed. Media outlets report that 58-year-old Mark A. Gagnon's
body was found on the ground beside

Bombardier To Cut More Than 1400 Jobs At UK Facility
Wall Street Journal
The layoffs follow the government's decision last month to award a GBP1.4
billion contract to build and maintain 1200 train carriages on London's
Thameslink commuter rail service to a consortium led by Siemens AG (SI).

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Happy 4th of July!
And.. I also decided.. I will resume more than just sharing about my spiritual path and what I have learned. I will post links not only railroad articles, and my favorite news.. But, I will start to post links to content I have wrote, about my life, and experiences, and what I have learned on my path. Which is not meant of course to be read as .. All Right 100% sent it stone accurate.. as Truth is like everyone else I just am a on a journey, and I share what I learn on this journey.. I maybe wrong at times, as much as I maybe right... But one thing is for sure.. As I celebrate the 4th of July.. There is one thing I celebrate the most about being an American, is our cultural diversity, Freedom of Religion, and Freedom of Speech... Life would be so boring to me if I could not enjoy these freedoms. .. Have a Happy 4th everyone! I will catch up on the news one of these days. Just keep falling behind in work as usual.

But, good news is.. I reached 3rd place yesterday on the local charts! of reverbnation!
Enjoy my odd singing :)  I have new unheard of songs on the way.. soon if I can have enough quiet time to record them. - DNatureofDTrain

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Amtrak blamed in latest suit over deadly NV crash
San Jose Mercury News
... side of the double-decker passenger train. Dickerson's suit filed late
Friday in Washoe District Court in Reno also names the trucking firm as a
co-defendant, but it is the first to allege blame on the part of Amtrak,
formally the National Railroad

A-train opens up wider destinations
Denton Record Chronicle
By Tim Blackwell / For the Denton Record-Chronicle With the June 20 launch
of the A-train, Denton County residents now have a direct rail link to the
rest of the US that hasn't been available for more than 40 years. At the
end of the A-train's 21-mile ...

Metro-North gives quiet cars a tryout
Ct Post
Rikardsen, a Stamford resident and financial executive, said she needs an
environment without extraneous noise on train to begin work, and would
welcome the introduction of quiet cars on Metro-North Railroad's New Haven
Line. "They don't know what the

Train leaks diesel fuel Downtown into Scioto
Columbus Dispatch
The CSX freight train was coming to a stop Downtown about 3 pm and created
two spills where railroad bridges cross the Scioto River in Franklinton,
both west of COSI, according to the Columbus Division of Fire. Fuel also
spilled along an unspecified

Altoona Teen Run Over By Train
KCCI Des Moines
Police said Latshaw was transported to Mercy Medical Center with cuts to
the back of his head and a bruise on his thigh. The Iowa Interstate
Railroad train master asked that charges be filed against Latshaw for
criminal trespass.

Woman hospitalized after being hit by train while on trestle
Terre Haute Tribune Star
The pair will not be cited, but trespassing on railroad property or
right-of-way is a misdemeanor, Cottom said. “People are not allowed to
walk, ride or drive along railroad right-of-way. It is private property and
not designed for pedestrian use.

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Bombardier To Disclose Job Layoffs At UK Rail Plant On Tuesday
Wall Street Journal
The layoffs follow the UK government's controversial decision last month to
award a 1.4 billion pound ($2.2 billion) contract to build and maintain
1200 train carriages on London's Thameslink commuter rail service to a
consortium led by Siemens.

Clamshell Railroad Days returns to CPHM July 16-17
Chinook Observer
ILWACO - Clamshell Railroad Days 2011 at the Columbia Pacific Heritage
Museum (CPHM) in Ilwaco will be July 16 and 17. CPHM will offer lectures,
bus tours, the Kids Craft Corner, and many model train exhibits. A tour of
the Pullman Passenger car

Another Amtrak employee files suit in deadly crash, claims escape door was 
Truckee Times
The suit also said Amtrak did not properly inspect, maintain or repair its
equipment, and did not provide “a crashworthy railroad car.” Amtrak
also did not properly train its employees for how to respond in the case of
a collision at a grade crossing,

Operation Lifesaver Alabama brings attention to railroad crossing safety 
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Sand Mountain Reporter
"What people don't understand is that a train doing 55 miles an hour will
need more than a mile to stop completely." To try to get the importance of
railroad crossing safety to the public, Burns and Nancy Hudson, executive
director of Operation

Longtime Amtrak employee is the face of train travel at Jackson station
The Jackson Citizen Patriot -
Karhoff also is optimistic about the future of train travel because the
Obama administration is trying to create a national high-speed rail network
and $150 million has been committed to upgrade the track between Kalamazoo
and Dearborn.

Cause of Amherst train derailments still not clear
By THE DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE Seven New England Central railroad cars
derailed near Station Road in Amherst on June 25, the second derailment at
the location in a month. THE ISSUE: Two train derailments near the Station
Road crossing in Amherst

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Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Is the US Military Heading for a Train Wreck -- Literally -- In Uzbekistan?
A new railroad in Uzbekistan, used extensively as part of the US's
transportation network shipping military cargo to Afghanistan was built
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the train gets to the bottom of the

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Rail Runner finances expected to run at big loss
That doesn't even take into account payments on $451 million in bonds the
state issued to purchase track and rolling stock. Abraham says the commuter
train "will die a slow death" unless the state finds ways of increasing

Singapore takes over Malaysian railroad land in a historic deal
Manila Bulletin
The last train to Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur left before the Thursday
midnight (1600 GMT) deadline from Tanjong Pagar station, a 79-year-old art
deco structure in downtown Singapore that will be preserved as a monument.
Starting Friday, all rail

UPDATED: Burris graduate dies in train accident
Ball State Daily News
The eastbound train then struck the vehicle, causing it to spin and hit the
south gate before running into a fence rail, trees and brush about 160 feet
away. Tthe sheriff's office believed Quinn may have been on his way to the
Delaware Country Club to

Truck hits train in Itasca
Chicago Daily Herald
Metra police indicated that the truck hit a Canadian Pacific Railroad
freight train and that one of the two people injured was cited for driving
under the influence, the spokeswoman said. Additional information about the
crash was not available Sunday

"Why consider that a weakness, Ya know I am sick of being tracked by Cameras, and Security everywhere.. On and off of buses and trains, and all through towns these camera watching me like I am a criminal or a crook. I see this as actually a strength to be able to travel and free on and off trains without being tracked every two minutes, as if living in a giant panopticon ..Also they were able to account for all but one single passenger..For 1000s of years people were to freely travel about it was never considered a weakness or security issue. " - DNatureofDTrain

train wreck reveals security weakness
Reno Gazette Journal
The NTSB recommended to the Federal Railroad Administration in 2005 that
Amtrak work with the Transportation Security Administration to develop a
new system for counting passengers, following a train derailment near
Crescent City, Fla., in 2002.

2 injured when pickup collides with train
Chicago Tribune
The truck collided with a Canadian Pacific Railroad locomotive on its way
east to the railroad's Bensenville yards, said Mike LoVecchio, a spokesman
for Canadian Pacific. The locomotives were not pulling a train, LoVecchio

Motorist killed after train crash
Ball State Daily News
... scene where a motorist was killed this morning when his car was struck
as he attempted to drive through a railroad crossing. The train was east
bound when the vehicle hit the signal gate on its way off the road, said
Dwayne Stewart, a CSX employee.

CSX offering $10000 in train derailment
Stamford Advocate
(AP) — CSX is offering a $10000 reward for information about the
driver of a truck that officials say damage a railroad track shortly before
a train derailment. Police told WAVE-TV in Louisville that several people
saw the green semi damage the

Memorial Held For Amtrak Crash Victim
KCRA Sacramento
A memorial service was held Saturday evening for Laurette Lee, one of the
six people killed in the Amtrak train crash in Nevada The service,
organized by the Lee family, was held in the roundhouse section of the
California State Railroad Museum in Old

Washout adds to rail line's problems
By MARTHA ELLEN NEWTON FALLS — A section of a rail line that is the
subject of separate lawsuits over its ownership and maintenance has
suffered another washout. "You can now drive a train under your rail bed,"
property owner H. Charles Livingston Jr. ...

Re-enactors bring Civil War to life w/ Fourth of July Events
Nevada Appeal
By Sandi Hoover Members of the Comstock Civil War Re-enactors fire on the
Virginia & Truckee Railroad No. 25 steam locomotive and passenger train
with their Whitworth cannon. RSVP 4th of July Celebration: at Mills Park,
opening at noon each day. ...

After a Bumpy Ride China's New High-Speed Rail Takes Off at Almost 200mph
Singularity Hub
The world is poised for another railroad revolution, and China intends to
lead the way. On July 1st China's new CRH380 high-speed train began
commercial service as it pushed off for the first time from its Beijing
station. Ebullient passengers entered

Train cars derail in Tulsa; no injuries reported
Tulsa World
By JERRY WOFFORD World Staff Writer Several train cars derailed in west
Tulsa on Saturday, but no leak was apparent and no injuries reported. Crews
with the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad were working to clear the
tracks near Southwest Boulevard

Rodeo and railroads call travelers to Cheyenne
Salt Lake Tribune
One of the reasons Cheyenne exists was because of the railroad and the city
still celebrates that fact in a major way. About 80 trains still come
through town each day and train buffs can watch them near the old Union
Pacific Depot in the heart of town

Seattle-bound Amtrak train hits SUV; driver sent to hospital
KPTV Portland
Adams works as a designated driver and said he never leaves anything to
chance when crossing a railroad track. "I stop at that every time the train
starts to ding," Adams said. Sherri Beadle lives in Oregon City and was
impacted by the delay caused by

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Reward offered for truck drivers arrest in train derailment
SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY (WAVE) - CSX is offering a $10000 reward leading to the
identification and arrest of a truck driver that damaged a railroad track
leading to a derailment. There were overturned cars that closed Highway
1020 on June 30 and much of

AMTRAK train strikes car in Oregon City
By James Mayer, The Oregonian A man was injured when the SUV he was driving
was struck by an AMTRAK train in Oregon City Saturday evening. The crash
happened about 5:20 pm at a busy railroad crossing next to the Dutch
Brothers Coffee Shop at 10th and

Crews work to clean up train derailment; no injuries reported
Tulsa World
Crews from Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad can be seen working to
clear a derailment Saturday near Southwest Boulevard and 17th Street, south
of the Arkansas River. JERRY WOFFORD/Tulsa World By JERRY WOFFORD World
Staff Writer Several train cars

Train hits car, 4 injured
... 45, of O'Fallon, was driving a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country west on a
private road south of Route P. Officers said Lyons attempted to cross two
sets of railroad tracks, and his vision became obscured by a stopped
northbound train.

Witnesses: Tractor-Trailer Caused Train Derailment
WLKY Louisville
Bullitt County EMA officials said by 8 am Friday, all of the derailed train
cars had been removed from the tracks. The train cars are being staged in
areas to the east and west of the tracks. The damaged section of the
railroad track is being repaired

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With scenic railroads starting daily runs, public is reminded to stay safe
The Republic
AP LINCOLN, NH — Two of New Hampshire's scenic railroads — the Hobo and
Winnipesaukee — are starting daily runs of their trains this weekend.
Train operators are reminding the public that railroad rights of way will
be active. Rail Vice President

Steam train plans weekend trips
The Columbian
The train departs Portland each day at 9 am and should arrive in Vancouver
by 9:30 am and turn east along the north bank of the Columbia River to
Wishram, where it is scheduled to arrive at noon. After the passengers
picnic in Wishram Railroad Park,

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Stuck freight train blocks several railroad crossings
Statesman Journal
A Union Pacific train got stuck on its tracks Friday morning, blocking
several crossings in northeast Salem. The train stopped about 9 am and
reportedly blocked crossings from Front Street NE to Locust Street NE for
about 30 minutes. An air hose broke,

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URA invites public feedback on a possible 'Rail Corridor'
Straits Times
By Grace Chua A northbound train at Bukit Timah station stops on the middle
track to wait for the southbound train to pass. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
THE 26km tract of railway lands that were returned to Singapore on Friday
may be kept a continuous

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7/1/2011 White Buffalo Born, in TEXAS

7/1/2011 5:40:00 PM

"Sorry for being Late on the News! But Most know with my Lakota, Cherokee, and other Mixed heritages, That hearing of the White buffalo's coming is always gonna be top news! .. Especially When I had been touched by dreams of one that came locally to Janesville, WI that made many dreams come true for me, and finally brought me in touch with my Native roots I cried out for.. but of course. With my Irish, and Dutch heritage and well as mixed spirituality. Yes, Lakota was is my heritage but.. I of course call myself a Heinzist now, as my practices are such a mix of traditional and non traditional practices and beliefs from culture worldwide.. People need to keep in mind. I may refer to some beliefs and Native cultural things still deeply rooted in my life and who I am, but people need to remember.. That you do not come to me to learn these Lakota, or Cherokee roots. You go to our Elders. You only come to me to learn Heinzism, or to hear how my multifaith and multicultural influence has played out in my life.. I have a history of sensing months ahead of time when they are coming.. People Get Ready, Many are about to come now all over at a faster rate.. Because, Now is the time for change!"  - DNatureofDTrain

Rare Baby White Buffalo, 'Lightning Medicine Cloud,' Considered Sacred

Rare White Buffalo Named In Texas Bringing Hope To All

Lightning Medicine: Rare white buffalo calf named

The Morning after Miracles Second Chance in Wisconsin was Struck by Lightning...
After Witnessing the bolt and a Spirit manifest in our marsh with such strong energy it took me into a peaceful sleep I woke up singing this, and the hand in the clouds was taken in the sky .. the day before Miracles Second Chance was born.. to Janesville, WI I live in Whitewater, WI .. Of course this was a different buffalo, and different experience.. But, I sing my song the spirits taught me for hope and reknewl in honor of the New one...

Railroad News

"They need better bus to train, home to bus or van to bus services to partner with eachother then no American will be stuck homebound. My Main reasons for unemployment forever has been lack of transporation get to the first interview then my ride bails out on me literally 5-10 minutes before it's time to leave.. or Some family members Pays them NOT to transport me.. " - DNatureofDTrain

Effort To Repeal SMART Gains Momentum
SMART The wheels of repeal are starting to chug along the railroad tracks
of Marin and Sonoma counties long before before a proposed passenger rail
system gets under way. Voters upset with cost overruns and management
practices of the Sonoma Marin Area

Effort To Repeal SMART Gains Momentum
SMART The wheels of repeal are starting to chug along the railroad tracks
of Marin and Sonoma counties long before before a proposed passenger rail
system gets under way. Voters upset with cost overruns and management
practices of the Sonoma Marin Area

Derailed train cars removed from tracks in Bullitt
Louisville Courier-Journal
The derailed equipment came from a 48-car CSX train that rolled into the
Coral Ridge Road area shortly after 3 pm Thursday afternoon near Brooks in
Bullitt County. The train was traveling south from the Osborn rail yard at
Grade Lane and Outer Loop ...

Scott Heeds Disney in Backing Orlando Commuter Rail Line
Scott's consent contrasts with his rejection in February of $2.4 billion of
US funds to build a high-speed rail line. The first-term Republican had
said the 84-mile rapid passenger train between Orlando and Tampa could have
burdened taxpayers with $3 ...

Woman's death ruled suspicious
Body Found in Covington: Covington Kentucky police investigate the body of
a white female found on the railroad tracks beneath the 15th Street bridge
Friday morning. Covington police investigate after a woman's body was found
near the train tracks ...

Amtrak train crash: DNA sample used to try to identify last passenger
Reno Gazette Journal
A state agency has launched a statewide investigation into all Nevada roads
with high speed limits and railroad crossings after a Reno Gazette-Journal
report found that nine months ago another truck almost crashed into an
Amtrak passenger train at the

Davis Mayor Responds to Amtrak Death, Railroad Crossing
... on the railroad tracks in downtown Davis Thursday comes after months of
debate about how to safely implement a crossing. The man, who is believed
to be homeless and in his 50s, was struck and killed by an Amtrak train
around 9:30 Thursday morning. ...

Body found near railroad overpass in Martinsburg
The Herald-Mail
... body that was found today south of the East Burke Street overpass near
CSX Railroad tracks. The only information that police are releasing at this
point is that a male body was found. Police have not confirmed whether the
person was struck by a train.,0,7960360.story

Train derails in middle of Hitchcock
Daily News - Galveston County
By TJ Aulds HITCHCOCK — A train derailed early this morning in the middle
of the city, shutting down roads and, “making a big mess,” the city's
police chief said. No one was hurt when nine rail cars went off the tracks
and there are no dangerous

Cleanup continues from Bullitt Co. train derailment
Workers are still repairing the railroad track, and trains could be running
on it again by Friday evening. Highway 1020 remains closed. "The train was
headed south from Louisville to Tampa. It had 2 locomotives, 48 freight
cars. ...

Railroad maintenance throughout Spartanburg creating traffic headache
Spartanburg Herald Journal
The railroad crossing at West Main Street in downtown in Spartanburg
remained blocked on Thursday afternoon. By Linda Conley & Luke Connell West
Main Street in downtown Spartanburg remained blocked at the train tracks
Thursday, frustrating drivers, ...

Train Derailment in Downtown Hitchcock
MyFox Houston
HITCHCOCK, Texas - Nine train cars derailed from railroad tracks in
downtown Hitchcock and caused traffic trouble for the city. No one was
injured in the derailment and two of the derailed cars which contained
hazardous materials did not tumble over ...

Sources: SunRail is back on track
Orlando Sentinel
That money largely is slated for CSX, the Jacksonville-based railroad
company that owns the tracks the state would buy for the commuter train.
The state Department of Transportation is in charge of getting SunRail on
the move and will oversee,0,5568328.story

Fontana teen on bike struck by train
San Bernardino Sun
By Melissa Pinion-Whitt A 15-year-old Fontana boy was struck by a train and
killed while crossing Metrolink railroad tracks on his bicycle Wednesday.
Ricardo Gilberto Lizarraga died at the scene on Sierra Avenue south of
Orange Way. ...

Hitchcock train derailment blocks roads
Houston Chronicle
By DALE LEZON HOUSTON CHRONICLE A train derailed early this morning in
Hitchcock in Galveston County, dumping a load of plastic pellets and
blocking three railroad crossings in the town. The BNSF train jumped the
tracks as it was traveling from ...

Shirley Police and Fire Logs
Nashoba Publishing
AM 1:44, Harvard Road, break and entering; 6:27, Patterson Road north of
railroad tracks, safety hazard; 8:08, Front Street and train station,
railroad complaint. PM 7:52, Davis Street Apartments, medical, ambulance
call, transport to Nashoba Valley ...

Neighbors worry over train derailment
By Connie Leonard - email Brooks, Kentucky (WAVE) - After hearing Thursday
night that a truck driver may be responsible for the latest Bullitt County
train derailment---not the railroad---as in 2007, they were somewhat
relieved. ...

Rail Magnate Whines Over Doctor Bills for Train-Mangled Girl: Lewis Lapham
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Railroad magnate Collis P. Huntington
was traveling in his private car along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
tracks when the train plowed into a young girl. When he saw that her right
leg had been “cut off and

Man Hit By Train While Placing Coins On Tracks
WTAE Pittsburgh
A man placing coins on railroad tracks in Washington County was severely
injured when a train hit him Thursday afternoon, police said. Police told
Channel 4 Action News reporter Ari Hait that Scowary stepped back after
placing several pennies on the ...

Railroad models a hit
Adobe Press
The free event put on by the San Luis Obispo Model Railroad Association
featured three model railroads in various scales and train memorabilia to
browse through. Model Railroad Day marked the group's first event in Santa

Dump Truck And Train Crash, Injuries Reported
The dump truck was headed north on Riggs road when the back end was hit by
a Norfolk Southern train. No crossing arms exist at this railroad crossing.
Hubert volunteer fire department received the call around 9:50 am White oak
and Piney Green fire ...

dinner train | The Railroad NationThe Railroad Nation
The train will cover Columbia Terminal Railroad's Columbia-Centralia, Mo.,
main line.The train's equipment is painted for Wabash, the road that
historically ...

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