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One of Auburn’s ‘best-kept secrets’

All aboard the creative train. A $10,000 grant from Union Pacific Railroad has helped Auburn Community Television (ACTV) launch “Gold Country Kids,” a show that, if not ...

Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

CHEYENNE, Wyo.  — In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging hea ...

Legendary locomotive to return to Colfax

A storied diesel locomotive is making a return visit to Colfax next month. Historic Southern Pacific No. 6051 will be showcased during Colfax Railroad Days, coming up Saturday and ...

Union Pacific offers grants for railroad safety initiatives

Railroad safety is a priority for Union Pacific Railroad, and the company is driving the point home by providing a grant program for train safety initiatives in Union Pacific commu ...

Stay off the tracks, UP says

Walking along railroad tracks can be hazardous, as one pedestrian discovered earlier this month. Luckily, the unidentified Colfax man lived to tell about being hit by a moving trai ...

Union Pacific train hits, injures man in Colfax

A Union Pacific freight train hit and injured a pedestrian in Colfax Saturday afternoon. “It was not at a crossing,” Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt said. “( ...

Railroad crossing to close next week

Union Pacific is on track to close the Grass Valley Street railroad crossing, above, from Tuesday, Jan. 3, through Sunday, Jan. 8. The closure – which will affect both motorists ...

Railroad repairs may force Loomis road closures

Union Pacific track upgrades chugging toward Loomis promise to slow the pace this holiday season. The track renewal project, slated to hit Loomis Dec. 18, could close up to three ...

Meeting tonight on bridge closures

Plans by Caltrans to close Loomis bridges over Interstate 80 for several months will devastate Loomis businesses, a town official said. “Times are tough. This would really hurt ...