Railroad Crossing Being Upgraded

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Work started Monday to improve a railroad crossing in Springfield, resulting in a few street closures. Union Pacific Railroad is upgrading the crossing on 42nd Street at the entrance to International Paper. As a result, crews shut down part of South 32nd Street Monday, and 42nd will be shut down Tuesday. “The … 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 »

Possible Suicide Closes Train Tracks

EUGENE, Ore. — Police shut down the train tracks Sunday to investigate a possible suicide. Police taped off the area near Fourth Avenue and Lincoln Street around 1 p.m. as both police and the medical examiners investigated the collision. This is the second pedestrian-train collision within a two-block radius during a two-week period.

Train Kills Young Boy

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Friends and family are mourning the death of a young boy who was hit by a train in Junction City Saturday night. 14-year-old Julius Schmidt was found dead near the tracks along West Front between 4th and 6th Avenue. The rumble of trains passing through is a regular occurrence in that … Continue reading »

Union Pacific Railroad Turns 150

EUGENE, Ore. — Union Pacific Railroad hit the big 150 this year. To celebrate, the company created a mobile museum and sent it on a tour of the country, including a stop in Eugene. Thousands of people made it out the rail yard on Bethel Drive Thursday where Union Pacific celebrated its 150th year by … Continue reading »

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