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Best Train Trips In The USA

Train trips may take longer, but they are more affordable than flying and they offer unique glimpses of America’s vast countryside.

03/25/2014

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Guide To Sacramento’s Public Transportation

Getting around Sacramento, sans auto, has become much easier over the years. If you plan accordingly, you can get just about anywhere in the River City and beyond. Ride the electric rails, have a seat on the RT or Amtrak or call for a ride, it’s your choice.

03/01/2014

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Pedestrian Hit And Killed By Amtrak Train In South Sacramento

Police say they received a medical aid call Friday morning in the area of Elder Creek Road near Florin Perkins Road. When they arrived, officers found a deceased male pedestrian.

01/24/2014

An Amtrak train at a railroad crossing. (CBS)

California Zephyr 1 Of 3 Amtrak Trains Stranded Overnight In Illinois

Hundreds of Amtrak passengers who spent the night onboard three trains stranded in snow in northern Illinois have begun to arrive in Chicago, rail line officials said Tuesday morning.

01/07/2014

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Two California Amtrak Trains Stalled By Snow In Illinois

The Southwest Chief from Los Angeles, the Illinois Zephyr from Quincy and the California Zephyr from the San Francisco Bay area were halted Monday.

01/06/2014

An Amtrak train at a railroad crossing. (CBS)

Woman Killed By Davis Train Identified

A woman was hit and killed by a passenger train in Davis on Sunday night.

11/04/2013

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Amtrak Train Hits Truck Left On Tracks

An Amtrak train has hit a truck in South Sacramento.

10/02/2013

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Davis Amtrak Station Robbed At Gunpoint

An Amtrak employee in Davis was robbed at gunpoint and tied up early Tuesday morning.

07/09/2013

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Pedestrian Hit And Killed By Amtrak Train In West Sacrametno

A man is dead after he being hit by an Amtrak train in West Sacramento.

03/03/2013

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Amtrak Train Derails After Colliding With Big Rig In Central Valley; Multiple Injuries

At least 20 passengers suffered minor to moderate injuries Monday when a big rig truck collided with an Amtrak train in California’s Central Valley, authorities said.

10/01/2012

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Maker Of Japan’s Bullet Train Chosen For US Cars

The company that makes Japan’s bullet train cars has been selected to manufacture a fleet of next generation passenger cars for Amtrak rail corridors in the Midwest and California.

09/27/2012

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Man Hit And Killed By Amtrak Train In Fairfield

A man was hit and killed by a train Tuesday while walking along the Amtrak train tracks near Fairfield, police say.

01/10/2012

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