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Freight train kills man lying on Union Pacific railroad tracks in Auburn

An Auburn man reported by authorities to have been lying on the Union Pacific railroad tracks late Wednesday was killed when he was struck by a westbound freight train. The victim ...

All aboard for this weekend's Railroad Days celebration

There will be plenty of railroad memorabilia, art and artifacts and modern train equipment to satisfy the appetites of most rail fans at this weekend’s Colfax Railroad Days, ...

Two fires in two days near Auburn school, Union Pacific tracks

Two fires on two consecutive days at roughly the same time near an Auburn school are raising concerns of neighbors and fire officials. Auburn Fire crews extinguished fires on a va ...

Train derailments happen, but rarely in town

  Like accidents on the freeway, incidents on the rails are commonplace and generally go unnoticed by the public. However, when it happens right in the middle of town as it d ...

Line reopens after Colfax derailment

Almost 24 hours after being shut down by a derailment in Colfax, the Union Pacific rail line to the Sierra was reopened Monday morning. According to Union Pacific Railroad spokesma ...

Colfax thoroughfare remains closed

The Union Pacific railroad crossing at Grass Valley Street in Colfax remains closed Monday morning following a train derailment that occurred almost 24 hours ago. A double stacked ...