| Sep 10, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Transportation officials are scheduled to unveil a safety measure Monday morning designed to keep trains from colliding even in case of human error.
The system uses global positioning system technology to keep track of trains, and if two get too close or...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:46 PM
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| Aug 28, 2012
| 9:03 AM
A former Marine claims he got fired from his civilian job as a railroad conductor because he has a tattoo on his arm with the tough words uttered by a Marine general during the early part of the Iraq war....
| Jul 31, 2012
| 11:33 PM
What are they building or doing next to the railroad tracks on the corner of B Street and Cesar Chavez Street in Brawley? — Nearby Neighbor, Brawley
There is no construction going on at that site, just storage of some really big pieces of...
| Jul 15, 2012
Chicago Railroad Fair was a months-long, over-the-top, "make no small plans," World's Fair-like lakefront exposition celebrating all things train.
In hopes of drumming up interest in his infant railroad — a long-shot gamble — William Ogden on...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 2:43 PM
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...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 5:18 PM
A huge plume of black smoke rose from below i-80 near Arden Way Thursday afternoon, stopping passing firefighters.
A FOX40 crew was along Arden Way when they saw the smoke rising from an area north of the highway, near a homeless camp and train tracks....
| Jun 4, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Richard R. Holmes, 89, died Friday, June 1, 2012, in Omaha, Neb.
He was born Nov. 12, 1922, in Smithsburg, Md.
He was a retired officer of the U.S. Army, a World War II veteran and a member of the Military Officers Association Heartland Chapter at...
| May 24, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown’s new budget proposal includes a provision that would limit legal liability for causing wildfires, a clause that the U.S. attorney in Sacramento on Thursday blasted as a “fairly cynical attempt” to benefit the powerful...
| May 22, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Christa Herta Anderson, 78, of Charlevoix, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at her home.
She was born Feb. 17, 1934, in Berlin, Germany, to Gunther and Margaret (Herold) Kramer, and immigrated to Canada at age 18.
Christa worked as a secretary for the Union...
| May 21, 2012
| 6:50 PM
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — With its just-opened million-dollar makeover, the Union Pacific Railroad Museum beckons visitors of all ages to downtown Council Bluffs. But to get the full experience, be sure to bring a kid along.
Youngsters are more likely...