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Witness saw Auburn cyclist panic, try to outride Amtrak train on trestle

AUBURN CA - A cyclist killed after being struck by an Amtrak train on the trestle over Interstate 80 just west of Old Town Auburn was identified Monday by authorities. The Placer C ...

Noon Hour Update: Auburn Police seek public’s help; Safe Body Art Act in Placer County and Taste of Auburn

Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what we’ ...

Grass Valley Street in Colfax closed to daytime crossing

UPDATE: The Grass Valley Street railroad crossing continues to be closed today, Tuesday, March 6, as work continues on the railway through downtown Colfax. Union Pacific closed t ...

Soak up local heritage at Colfax Museum

The Heritage Trail tour of Placer County museums coming up Aug. 6 and 7 is a great way to learn about the area’s rich history. Those who can’t make it to next weekend’s event ...

Split-second separates Loomis man from fatal Amtrak passenger-car crash

It was a close call for a Loomis resident aboard the Amtrak train involved in a crash Friday 70 miles east of Reno that left at least six people dead. Christian Freed was in the pa ...

Passenger rail more than a dream over Donner Summit

With gas prices rising, the streamlined, modern Silver Lariat and Silver Solarium rail cars provide a look at both what rail travel over the Donner Summit once was — and what it ...