THE NEW FORTY The train always wins...
A couple of weeks ago I saw a young man in his vehicle hurry to beat the train that crosses 18th Street North at 12th Avenue North. The train wasn't moving too quickly, but it still was plenty dangero... Posted on 5/14/13 at 9:51 PM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE "The Least of These" Are Great Indeed
Wisdom comes from the strangest places.
I have just finished reading my latest novel, The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, which is admittedly a children's book that the Toddler and I enjoyed... Posted on 10/3/12 at 3:33 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Up the Mountain
I had a decision to make. After the small-town experiences in Henan province, was I going to travel north to sight-see the Longmen Caves? There, centuries ago, Buddhist monks decorated hundreds of cav... Posted on 8/11/12 at 8:36 AM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is warning commuters that a traffic mess awaits them in southwest Connecticut for as long as a week until service is restored to Metro-North following a derailment that injured scores of passengers.
Officials described a devastating scene of shattered cars and other damage where two trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in Connecticut, saying Saturday it's fortunate that no one was killed and that there weren't even more injuries.
Millions of gallons of crude oil from the nation's heartland are crossing Maine in railroad tank cars bound for a Canadian oil refinery, raising concern among environmentalists and state officials about the threat of an accident and spill.
A freight train derailed Friday on a railroad bridge that has had problems before, toppling tanker cars partially into a creek and causing a leak of hazardous gas that was blamed for sickening dozens of people, authorities said.
Cheered on by a flag-waving crowd, a parade float filled with wounded veterans and their spouses was inching across a railroad track when the crossing gates began to lower and a freight train that seemed to come out of nowhere was suddenly bearing down on them, its horn blaring.
Winona Police say Mark Rodney Henningsgaard was walking on railroad tracks on the city's east side Friday morning when he was struck. Police say the train sounded its horn and activated its brakes but was unable to avoid striking the man.
U.S. Navy Ensign Rose Ellen Wilson was one of 34 people, 20 of them service members, who were killed when their stalled westbound passenger train was struck from behind by another passenger train on Aug. 9, 1945.
It was one of the worst rail accidents in U.S. history.
The driver of a semi-trailer that was struck by a freight train in northeastern Montana was recovering at a Billings hospital Wednesday while Burlington Northern Santa Fe crews braved below-zero wind chills as they worked to reopen the main line across northern Montana.
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