Brownsville Man Hit and Killed by Train

ALBANY, Ore. — A 19-year-old died when he was hit by a train moments after he was warned to get off the tracks, according to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. It all happened around 11 p.m. Monday near the 2100 block of Old Salem Road. Luke Warner and Bailey Anne Weinberg, 18, of Canby, had … Continue reading »

Volunteers Paint Train in Avery Park

CORVALLIS, Ore. — An old steam locomotive in Corvallis is getting a makeover this week. The 1922 train sits in Avery Park, usually a busy spot in the summer for kids to play, but this week it’s getting a paint job. The Lion’s Club teams up with volunteers and with Corvallis Parks and Rec to … Continue reading »

Leaders to Discuss Rail Travel

EUGENE, Ore. — Changes are on the horizon that will shape the direction of passenger rail in Oregon and the city of Eugene wants the community involved. As the city’s population grows, leaders want to give people more options to get around. Not just in town, but around the state. A change that is already … 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 Hit by Train, Suffers Leg Injury

EUGENE, Ore. — A man was hit by a train in downtown Eugene Thursday evening, but he is expected to be okay. Police responded to the intersection of 3rd and Washington to find a man injured on the ground and a Union Pacific train stopped on the tracks. A witness says the man saw a westbound … Continue reading »

Union Pacific Train Derails

LE GRANDE, Ore. – Oregon State Police and Union Pacific Railroad officials responded to a train derailment Wednesday morning. Troopers say around 1:45 a.m. a Union Pacific train derailed on the tracks north of Highway 203 near Hot Lake. A total of 27 cars derailed, but not all overturned. OSP confirmed two of the train’s … Continue reading »

Eugene to Celebrate National Train Day

EUGENE, Ore. — All aboard! National Train Day is coming to Eugene this Saturday. Train enthusiasts of all ages can celebrate locomotives at the Eugene Train Depot, located at 433 Willamette Street. There will be model train displays, live music, a kids activity area and more. The event is free to attend and happens 11 … Continue reading »

Trains Run on Coos Rail Line Again

COOS BAY, Ore. — After nearly six years of sitting empty, the Coos Bay Rail Link has trains running on it again. Roseburg Forest Products sent a shipment of plywood from its Coquille mill Monday morning. The 134-mile rail line shut down in 2007 because of significant repairs that were needed. That prompted communities in … Continue reading »

Coal Export Negotiations End

COOS BAY, Ore. — The Port of Coos Bay ended its efforts with a California company to export coal Tuesday. If the deal had gone through, it would have meant open cars of coal traveling right through Eugene. Port of Coos Bay representatives say they extended the deadline again and again, waiting for Metro Ports … Continue reading »

No Injuries in Creswell Train Accident

CRESWELL, Ore. — A few Creswell residents got lucky Wednesday after a train collided with their car off Highway 99. Deputies say the driver approached the intersection of Tate Road and Highway 99 when the train hit them. One of the women in the car did go to the hospital to get checked out. Otherwise, … Continue reading »

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