Union Pacific

Blocker Drive railroad crossing opens ahead of schedule

The railroad crossing at Blocker Drive in Auburn reopened Thursday afternoon ahead of schedule, but some residents say planning for the closure could have happened sooner. The in ...

Another View: Fuel tanker fire tests character

Last week’s propane fire (in Lincoln) was both an emergency that easily could have turned into a disaster, and a major test of our community’s character. We all breathed sighs ...

Quad rider escapes injury, not jail

Auburn Police arrested a man they say was hit by a train while allegedly driving a stolen quad. Wednesday evening the department issued a press release saying they took 32-year-o ...

Engineer elevated road for Ravine

I’ve heard a lot about the developer’s proposed access into the Baltimore Ravine project. However, it seems to me that a superior access would be to require the builder to engi ...

Access issues unaddressed

The Baltimore Ravine has too many unanswered questions (Journal, July 14). As far as I know, Union Pacific has not given the green light to allow a bridge over the historic Bloom ...

Double-stacks are super-great

I am stunned that Allan and Joan Lovan can’t think of any economic benefit to Auburn coming from Union Pacific (Reader Input, Dec. 1), when there are so many. Just in case their ...

Double-stacks not so great for Auburn

The “Freight route expands” article in the Nov. 29 Journal was quite a surprise to us. Wow, Auburn must be very lucky to have been made part of the Union Pacific Railroad doubl ...

Man dies after being hit by train in Auburn

A young male was hit and killed by a train on the railroad tracks at the Nevada Street/Blocker Drive station in Auburn Sunday night. The accident occurred about 9:20 p.m. with Aubu ...

Historic train steams through Colfax

Hundreds of train lovers gathered Friday afternoon in downtown Colfax anxiously watching for Union Pacific’s historic steam locomotive, No. 844.For more than an hour, folks l ...

Unofficial Cape Horn shooting range officially closed

It’s no longer a definite maybe. The Bureau of Land Management has started the process to permanently close down a target shooting range in the Cape Horn area. The range, which ...