Amtrak

Passengers report bicyclist was killed by train in Auburn

Amtrak passengers were stopped for hours in Auburn Saturday after a train reportedly struck and killed a bicyclist about half a mile before the Nevada Street station. “We had alr ...

Police search for suspect in gas thefts

Auburn Police officials are trying to identify a man who they believe is puncturing gas tanks and stealing the fuel inside vehicles left at a parking lot near an Amtrak station. Au ...

Colfax museum harbors treasure

Last Friday, we were delayed for over six hours at the Colfax train depot, while waiting for a stranded Amtrak train. But good things can come from bad situations, and while trying ...

High-speed rail needed now

Do these issues mean anything right now? Severe highway congestion getting worse each year. Aviation in continuous decline with increased cancellations, delays and bankruptcies. Pe ...

Ill. to Calif. Amtrak collides with semi, 2 killed

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A semitrailer plowed into an Amtrak passenger train Friday in rural Nevada, killing the truck driver and at least one person on the train and injuring about 20 ...

Capitol Corridor service worth support

I am astonished that Rep. (Tom) McClintock, who is supposed to be serving our district, would cast a vote that would have effectively eliminated the presence of the Capitol Corrido ...

Cut corporate welfare, not Amtrak

No thanks at all to representative Tom McClintock for voting Feb. 18 in favor of the Sessions amendment to shut down Amtrak. This was a vote against the interest of the people of h ...

Marked-up bridge screams ‘trashy’

While on my weekly health walk, I noticed the horrible graffiti on the Cherry Street Bridge supports. Do you notice that every Amtrak rider, every day, who peers out the windows g ...

Tourist suggests tidying up view

Today, April 9, I took the Zephyr train from Truckee to Martinez to see the beautiful snow-covered mountains. I am 64 years old and from the San Francisco Bay area. The train wa ...

K-9 finds 5 pounds of marijuana in train luggage

A Placer Sheriff’s German Shepherd stopped a Colorado man’s homebound train trip in its tracks after he sniffed out the man’s marijuana stash. Daniel Ray Vialpando, 27, rem ...