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2 years 10 months ago

FasTracks builder working on the railroad museum

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - The contractor building a light rail line from downtown Denver to Golden is donating $50,000 worth of labor, materials and equipment for a project at the Colorado Railroad Museum. The Regional Transportation District says Denver Transit Construction Group will build 300 feet of track for the...

4 years 1 month 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 7 months ago

Freight train derails, dumps coal in Houston

A freight train carrying coal has derailed in southwest Houston. No injuries were reported. At least a dozen cars including some seen crumpled next to each other went off the tracks when the train derailed late Monday morning. A Union Pacific spokeswoman did not immediately return a call seeking comment....

4 years 8 months ago

Buffett buying Burlington Northern railroad

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Tuesday agreed to buy Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., making a $34 billion bet on the future of the U.S. economy. Burlington Northern, the nation's second-largest railroad, is the biggest hauler of food products like corn and coal for electricity, making it an...

4 years 9 months ago

Ride the rails for Oktoberfest & fall colors

All aboard for fall fun! This Saturday, the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad will run a special Rails and Ales Oktoberfest Train. Belly-up for beer and bratwurst served in time to German Oompa Band music as the train leaves from Alamosa, winds through mountain passes with aspens displaying their glorious fall...

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