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Three Year Old Killed, Two Year Old Seriously Injured in Indiana after Being Struck by Norfolk Southern Train Operating on CSX Tracks

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(Portage, Indiana – August 7, 2018) A 3-year-old boy who was described by his grandmother as a “train person” who “loves trains” died and his 2-year-old sister critically injured in a tragic incident on CSX railroad property near his home at the Woodland Village mobile home park.  His home is directly adjacent to railroad… Finish Reading Three Year Old Killed, Two Year Old Seriously Injured in Indiana after Being Struck by Norfolk Southern Train Operating on CSX Tracks

Alabama Mother Injured, Four Year Old Killed by CSX Train at Non-Gated, Deadly Crossing

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(Alabaster, Alabama – July 30, 2018) A 4-year-old preschooler, Sharon Smith, was riding in a vehicle driven by her mother when she tragically died after it was struck by a CSX freight train.  The vehicle was heavily damaged by the CSX railroad freight train at the non-gated crossing of CSX rails and the portion… Finish Reading Alabama Mother Injured, Four Year Old Killed by CSX Train at Non-Gated, Deadly Crossing

Nebraska Motorist Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

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(Hastings, Nebraska – July 12, 2018) A 62-year-old Hastings, NE resident and his dog were both killed at about 10:12 A.M., CDT Thursday morning when his northbound pickup truck was struck by a westbound Union Pacific freight train.  The train was bound for Oregon from Kansas City. The collision occurred at the dangerous and… Finish Reading Nebraska Motorist Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

Colorado Rail Photographer Enthusiast Killed by Union Pacific Steam Train

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(Henderson, Colorado – July 21, 2018) A yet-to-be identified rail photography enthusiast was tragically killed Saturday evening at about 7:45 P.M., MDT by the train she was attempting to photograph.  The photographer lost her life as she and a number of other railfans were assembled near the Union Pacific Railroad grade crossing of 124th… Finish Reading Colorado Rail Photographer Enthusiast Killed by Union Pacific Steam Train

Two Pennsylvanians Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Canadian National Crossing

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(Conneautville, Pennsylvania – July 24, 2018) Two local area men were being treated at a Pennsylvania hospital after the red pickup truck they were in was struck and mangled by a Canadian National freight train consisting of three locomotives powering 71 freight cars. The collision occurred at a dangerous, unguarded and heavily vegetation-obscured private… Finish Reading Two Pennsylvanians Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unguarded Canadian National Crossing

North Dakota Driver Killed at Unguarded BNSF Crossing as Train Blocks View of Second Train

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(Stanley, North Dakota – July 4, 2018) A 60-year-old resident of Mandan, ND was stopped and awaiting the passage of an eastbound BNSF freight train at a dangerous and unguarded, double-track country road crossing five miles west of Stanley, ND.  He then proceeded south over the tracks and into the path of a westbound… Finish Reading North Dakota Driver Killed at Unguarded BNSF Crossing as Train Blocks View of Second Train

Two Injured in Minnesota by Amtrak Train at Dangerous, Unguarded Canadian Pacific Crossing

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(La Crescent, Minnesota – July 4, 2018) The driver and a passenger of a pickup truck were taken to a local hospital after being removed from their heavily-damaged vehicle which was struck by Amtrak’s “Empire Builder” at the unguarded Canadian Pacific crossing of Shore Acres Road just east of La Crescent, MN Wednesday shortly… Finish Reading Two Injured in Minnesota by Amtrak Train at Dangerous, Unguarded Canadian Pacific Crossing

Arkansas County Employee Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unprotected Union Pacific Crossing

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(Poinsett, Arkansas – June 13, 2018) An unidentified employee of Poinsett County was airlifted to The Med in Memphis medical center after the gravel truck he was operating was struck by a Union Pacific freight train.  The incident occurred Wednesday morning about 8:00 A.M., CDT at the crossing of UPRR tracks and Greenfield Road.… Finish Reading Arkansas County Employee Seriously Injured at Dangerous, Unprotected Union Pacific Crossing

Nebraska Motorist Dies at Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

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(North Bend, Nebraska – June 20, 2018) A 54-year-old Columbus, NE motorist was killed Wednesday night after being struck at 9:04 P.M., CDT while attempting to cross unguarded double Union Pacific Railroad tracks.  The victim was driving northbound on Dodge County Road 4 (also listed as McGinns Lake Road on county maps) and was… Finish Reading Nebraska Motorist Dies at Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

Four Killed in Arkansas at Unprotected Union Pacific Crossing

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(Tilton, Arkansas – June 16, 2018) Four people were killed after their 2009 Hyundai Sonata collided with a southbound Union Pacific freight train at an unprotected private crossing leading to a residence in the community of Tilton. Killed were the driver, John Miller, 44, and three passengers, Joetta Honey, 48, Nicholas Newton, 30, and… Finish Reading Four Killed in Arkansas at Unprotected Union Pacific Crossing