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California tells railroads to collect $45 per car for hazmat cargoes. Union Pacific, BNSF file lawsuit saying fees are unconstitutional.

 

California, on Monday, told railroads operating in the state that they will need to collect $45 per rail car that is carrying one of 25 hazardous materials within, into or out of the state. 750 more words

California

One dance was all it took

Last week I was privileged to interview Leon and Dorothy Williams, who celebrated their 69th anniversary in April.

The Huntington Park Ballroom was awash in men in uniform in 1946, but Dorothy Wunderlich, 17, had eyes for only one. 998 more words

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Wyoming Mail 1950

 

Universal Pictures

Stephen McNally (as Steve Davis) and Alexis Smith (as Mary Williams) star in this “tribute” to the beginnings of the Railway Post Office (or RPO) 681 more words

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

News

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

Travel

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

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