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Woman Dies After Being Hit on Train Tracks Near Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a woman who was hit by a train just northeast of Las Vegas.

Union Pacific Railroad’s western region spokesman, Justin Jacobs, says the incident happened around 6 a.m. 73 more words


A Photo & Five: Promontory Summit and the Joining of the Transcontinental Railroad

A couple of days ago marked the 147 anniversary of the joining of the Central and Union Pacific Railroads at Promontory Summit, then in Utah Territory. 579 more words

Historical Places

Caliente, Nevada; Train Depot, Library!

Because we’re adventurous types, let’s drive north out of Las Vegas, Nevada on U.S. Route 93. We’re heading into the rugged, arid Great Basin Desert. There are wide, stony flatlands, and line after line of parallel mountain ranges that run north-south. 438 more words


Track Work to Close Normal Streets, Work Expected to Begin on Second Platform

Track work on the Chicago-St. Louis corridor will close a major intersection in Normal, Illinois, while construction also is expected to get underway soon on the installation of a second platform at the Amtrak station in that city. 333 more words

Amtrak News

Suspected Drunk Driver Breaks RR Crossing Arm, Roads Closed

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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Arlington say a suspected drunk driver hit a railroad crossing and broke the crossing arm just before midnight. 256 more words


Track Work Disrupts Some Lincoln Service Trains

Track work being performed by Union Pacific between May 2 and 5 will disrupt Amtrak’s Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle trains in Illinois with some passengers having to completion a portion of their trip aboard a bus. 160 more words

Amtrak News

The Utah Parks Company

For nearly fifty years the Utah Parks Company brought tourists to the national parks of southwestern Utah and northern Arizona. Cedar City marketed itself as the “Gateway to the National Parks” and became the jumping off point for the tour groups.  465 more words

National Park Service