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  • Freight trains collide in Oklahoma

    Freight trains collide in Oklahoma
    It was a bad weekend in Goodwell, Oklahoma. Two Union Pacific Railroad freight trains crashed, in the Oklahoma panhandle Sunday morning, creating a field of debris that looked like something out of a Hollywood movie. The crash sparked a diesel fire...
  • Army Corps Of Engineers Levee Repair Tries To Beat Weather

    Army Corps Of Engineers Levee Repair Tries To Beat Weather
    The Army Corps of Engineers and its contractors are working extra hours in an effort to complete levee repairs before winter rains set in. In Marysville a two thousand foot section of levee protecting the city from the Feather and Yuba Rivers is being...
  • A pretty plateau trail on Grand Canyon's wilder North Rim

    A pretty plateau trail on Grand Canyon's wilder North Rim
    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. - Most trails in this colorful and iconic national park are tough up-and-down trails. You hike down into the canyon and then hike back up out of the canyon. But the Widforss Trail on the North Rim is different: It's a...
  • Luxury party train between SoCal and Vegas: En route in 2013?

    Luxury party train between SoCal and Vegas: En route in 2013?
    Travelers headed to Las Vegas for some weekend fun may soon be able to begin their debauchery five hours earlier, if a proposed passenger train line between Southern California and Sin City materializes as planned next year. Las Vegas Railway Express...
  • Train Crashes Parade Float Carrying Wounded Veterans, Killing 4

    Train Crashes Parade Float Carrying Wounded Veterans, Killing 4
    MIDLAND, Texas -- As the Union Pacific freight train barreled toward the veterans parade trailer crossing the tracks in Midland, Texas, Army Sgt. Joshua Michael, 34, reacted on instincts. As witnesses and police later put it, Michael’s hero mode kicked...
  • Elden Hughes dies at 80; longtime Sierra Club leader

    Elden Hughes dies at 80; longtime Sierra Club leader
    Elden Hughes, a crusader for wild places and a leader of the Sierra Club's battles to protect desert wilderness from development and abuse, has died. He was 80. Hughes, who died of prostate cancer early Sunday at his home in Joshua Tree, Calif., was a...
  • John A. 'Jack' Kyser dies at 76; expert on L.A. economy

    John A. 'Jack' Kyser dies at 76; expert on L.A. economy
    John A. "Jack" Kyser, the dean of Los Angeles economists who spoke as an expert on Southern California to observers around the world, has died. He was 76. Kyser was found dead of unknown causes Monday at his Downey home, said a longtime friend, Wally...
  • Millsdale Road closed until December

     
    A part of Millsdale Road on the city's south side closed today for road construction. Millsdale, between Patterson Road to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, …...
  • Evanston welcomes new Metra chief

     
    Evanston city officials gave a guided tour of the city’s Metra facilities Friday morning for the rail agency’s new executive director. Alex Clifford, who was …...
  • Elmhurst plans railroad safety blitz

     
    The Elmhurst Police Department, along with the Union Pacific Railroad and Metra, will conduct a railroad safety blitz during the morning commute,  from 5:30 a.m. …...
  • Railroad closings begin today

     
    Railroad crossings in Des Plaines will close starting today for repair work, officials said. The Union Pacific Railroad crossing on Oakton Street, between Wolf and …...