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Bold rail-safety statement on track for Placer County

Deaths on the rail right-of-way are a grim fact of life in Auburn. With two tracks travelling through the city and rural outskirts, the sound of the train horn warning interlopers ...

Hazardous tanker-car fire threat not just in Lincoln?

The blaring sound of a freight-train horn is a familiar one for Auburn residents. According to Union Pacific, an average of 25 trains a day travel on the two tracks that run throug ...

Texas firefighting team jets in to battle Lincoln rail-tanker blaze

Outside help – including a hotshot crew of tanker fire experts from Texas – was helping Lincoln deal Wednesday with a potentially catastrophic propane fire in a railway tank ca ...

DA: Alcohol, partying preceded Colfax I-80 overpass rock assault

More details have emerged in the Placer County District Attorney’s case against three Colfax High School students charged with throwing rocks and other objects off an Interstate ...

More trains, taller trains, noisier trains have some Auburn residents steamed

Should Union Pacific do something about the noise its trains are making? Stuck with a noisy corporate neighbor they can’t seem to do anything, Auburn’s Joan and Allan Lovan thi ...

Auburn Police investigate death of man on Union Pacific tracks

An Auburn man was found dead today after apparently being struck by a train on the Union Pacific tracks. The victim – 30-year-old Lowell Robert Grenon – was found at about 4: ...

Union Pacific’s double-stack trains now rumbling through Placer County

Double-stack container shipping is now part of the Union Pacific Railroad through Auburn. The Union Pacific opened its Donner Pass route to domestic double stack container freight ...

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 ...

Back on track: Commuters laud Union Pacific for keeping trains on schedule

Passengers along the Auburn-to-Sacramento Capitol Corridor passenger-rail route are giving kudos to Union Pacific for keeping trains running on time. About 150 passengers signed a ...