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Train trestles tie the foothills, nation together

Railroad Days and special visits by the “Living Legend,” Union Pacific’s Steam Locomotive, recently produced some wonderful images by many photographers, both professional an ...

Colfax gets 'Train Town USA' title

If there’s doubt in anyone’s mind that Colfax is a railroad town, more proof is on its way. On Thursday, Oct. 4, Union Pacific will present to the Colfax City Council a declara ...

Steam locomotive making whistle stop in Colfax

A “Living Legend” is making its way to California this week, on its way to Old Sacramento where Union Pacific Railroad will continue its yearlong 150th anniversary celebration ...

UP crews to 'fix the bump' at railroad crossing

Things will get smoother for motorists as they cross Grass Valley Street in a few weeks. According to Gabe Armstrong, community services director for the City of Colfax, Union Pac ...

Residents to step into the shadows for UP shed mural

Another “shadows” mural will spring up in town soon and community members are being invited to immortalize themselves as part of the public art project. Colfax artists Jim Bow ...

Union Pacific crews return to complete Colfax crossing

As promised, Grass Valley Street railroad crossing was closed a second time in as many months by Union Pacific. Upon completion of the upgrade of UP mainline track number one, a p ...

Grass Valley Street in Colfax closed to daytime crossing

UPDATE: The Grass Valley Street railroad crossing continues to be closed today, Tuesday, March 6, as work continues on the railway through downtown Colfax. Union Pacific closed t ...

Neighbors step forward to provide access

In a 5:02 p.m. alert on March 1 from the contractor that handles road closures for Union Pacific, it was announced that East Weimar Crossroad will remain open on Friday, March 2, a ...

Track upgrades usher in new era for rail town

The beginning of a new era in Colfax was marked on Jan. 3, 2012. On that day, work began locally to upgrade the line that was first laid down nearly a century-and-a-half before. E ...

Railroad work continues in Colfax

Union Pacific crews tore up the Grass Valley Street railroad crossing – the main thoroughfare through Colfax – right on schedule this week. The crossing is expected to be open ...