Amtrak Bomb Scare

EUGENE, Ore. — An Amtrak train heading north through Eugene was evacuated Sunday afternoon after police got a call of a possible bomb on board. Eugene police say a female passenger told them she overheard a man talking about a bomb. Police stopped the train and made everyone get off while a bomb squad searched … Continue reading »

Oregon’s Newest Trains Arrive

EUGENE, Ore. — Train enthusiasts from throughout the region traveled to Eugene Friday for a sneak peak at new Amtrak passenger trains. The two new trains will travel between Eugene and Vancouver, British Columbia. Each train has 13 cars, and while these trains were supposed to be in service at the end of last year, … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Lighting Fire on Train

EUGENE, Ore. — A disorderly passenger allegedly started a fire in an Amtrak train Friday afternoon. The train was on its way to Seattle. Eugene Police say Amtrak personnel called them to report the man before the train got to Eugene. When officers met it when it came in, they say the suspect locked himself in the … Continue reading »

Fatal Train vs. Bicyclist Accident

EUGENE, Ore. —  Police are investigating after a Eugene bicyclist was hit and killed by an Amtrak train while riding downtown. The accident happened at about 5:15 Thursday evening near the Federal Courthouse at 8th and Hilyard Street. Police say an Amtrak train bound for Los Angeles hit 49-year-old James Daywitt as he was trying … Continue reading »