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2 years 5 months ago

Galloping Geese ride again

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - Six contraptions called Galloping Geese will be rattling around the railroad tracks at the Colorado Railroad Museum. The struggling Rio Grande Southern Railroad in southwestern Colorado built seven Galloping Geese in the 1930s. The Geese are a mash-up of vintage autos, buses and railroad cars. The...

2 years 5 months ago

Woman killed by light rail

DENVER (AP) - Authorities believe a woman who was struck and killed by a light rail train in Denver committed suicide. Police spokesman John White tells The Denver Post the woman was struck at 11:45 p.m. Saturday after she entered a fenced-off area of track between Mississippi and Acoma. She...

2 years 8 months ago

Car vs. light rail injures 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police say six people were injured after the car they were riding in ran a red light and collided with a light rail train in downtown Los Angeles. Sgt. Greg Hoyt says the sedan struck a Metropolitan Transportation Authority Expo line train as it was conducting...

3 years 6 months ago

$15 billion for high speed trains

NEW YORK (AP) - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced nearly $800 million in projects improve rail service in the crowded Northeast. The announcement Monday at Penn Station is part of a $2 billion award going to rail projects in 15 states nationwide. It was money originally awarded to...

4 years 5 months ago

Fort Carson eyes railroad expansion

The Army uses trains to its haul heavy equipment to port when heading off to war. They would like to move the equipment at Fort Carson to port faster during deployments but that means building more railways. Brigade Commander Col. Robert McLaughlin says the current rail configuration at the...

4 years 8 months ago

18 injured in transit crash in Houston

Officials say a collision between a transit bus and light-rail train in downtown Houston has sent 18 people to the hospital. The Metropolitan Transit Authority, which runs Houston's bus and light-rail system, says none of the injuries are reported to be life threatening. Police say the accident happened about...

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