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WRAL.com Tweetsie Railroad gears up for its Ghost Train WRAL.com Tweetsie Railroad, between Boone and Blowing Rock, is getting ready for its 26th annual Ghost Train Halloween Festival, named one of the top 20 .....

http://www.wral.com/tweetsie-railroad-gears-up-for-its-ghost-train/14868880/

The Commercial Dispatch Cities scramble to prepare for oil train disaster The Commercial Dispatch While railroads have long carried hazardous materials through congested ... Some fire departments have trained for an oil train disaster; others say ... ...

http://www.cdispatch.com/news/article.asp?aid=44438

New York Daily News Long Island Rail Road commuter frustration prompts death threat, retweeted by DA hopeful New York Daily News The signal system lost power during the morning rush hour, forcing the LIRR to stop sending trains into Penn Station and terminating them in Brooklyn ... ...

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/signal-problems-long-island-rail-road-delays-article-1.2345417

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Los Angeles Times Metrolink pulling state-of-the-art rail cars out of service to check their safety Los Angeles Times The Metrolink commuter railroad announced Thursday it will temporarily ... In February, a Metrolink train with a Rotem cab car in front derailed after ... ...

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-metrolink-safety-20150903-story.html

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Train car concerns shut down Clay Wade Bailey Bridge WKRC TV Cincinnati A passerby saw the train stopped on a railroad bridge and steaming a little after 8 a.m. on September 3. The passerby was concerned that the tanker .....

http://www.local12.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/Train-car-concerns-shut-down-Clay-Wade-Bailey-Bridge-199199.shtml

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Train sparks grass fire near Linder Road in Meridian KBOI-TV Meridian Fire says the caller told them sparks from the passing train were the cause of ... The fire was less than a half acre, along the railroad tracks. ...

http://www.kboi2.com/news/local/Grass-fire-breaks-out-near-Meridian-railroad-track-Linder-Road-324200771.html

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New operator on track to take over Rockland to Brunswick rail line Bangor Daily News Maine Eastern Railroad's passenger train waits at the newly opened station for its next seasonal run from Rockland to Brunswick in this October 2006 ... ...

https://bangordailynews.com/2015/09/03/business/new-operator-on-track-to-take-over-rockland-to-brunswick-rail-line/?ref=moreInbusinessThumb

NOLA.com Are New Orleans, other cities prepared for oil train disaster? NOLA.com Fire department has sent about 25 members to train in Colorado so far this year, paid for by railroad. Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed national ... Share “Big cities scramble to be prepared for an...” - NewsOK.com Oil trains have big cities scrambling to prepare for disaster - NOLA.com ...

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http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2015/09/is_new_orleans_prepared_for_an.html

Roslyn man struck, killed by train at Mineola station identified The Island Now The man who was struck by a Long Island Railroad train at the Mineola station on Sunday night has been identified as 59-year-old Richard Weygand ... ...

http://www.theislandnow.com/news/roslyn-man-struck-killed-by-train-at-mineola-station-identified/article_757c6c04-5255-11e5-ad4d-a33b98ed9c22.html

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Spon: Railroad crossing laws unenforceable Mansfield News Journal MANSFIELD – The Richland County Prosecutor's Office will review an investigation into the CSX trains that have been blocking the Hook Road ......

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/local/2015/09/03/law-director-john-spon-hook-road-train/71655372/

Los Angeles Times Metrolink changing use of cars, evaluating safety in wake of deadly accident Minneapolis Star Tribune ... its crash-resistant cars and removing them from the front of trains in the wake of a deadly Southern California derailment, the railroad said Thursday. ..

http://www.startribune.com/metrolink-evaluating-train-car-safety-in-wake-of-accident/324254471/

Norfolk Southern Reshuffling Org Chart to Prepare for Outgoing CIO Wall Street Journal (blog) The railroad is also implementing a movement planning tool that plots train routes across the rail network to minimize delays. The company has ... ...

http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2015/09/03/norfolk-southern-reshuffling-org-chart-to-prepare-for-outgoing-cio/

Greenville News Train show set to chug into Mauldin Cultural Center Greenville News “All the people who come (to display exhibits) are part of a railroad collectors group and they show trains everywhere,” Pomeroy said. “Their love for ... ...

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/golden-strip/2015/09/03/train-show-mauldin-cultural-center/71661964/

New York Times Chinese railroad company breaks ground in Springfield Boston Sun Times Chinese railroad company breaks ground in Springfield ... The company will build 284 subway train cars for Boston's Red and Orange line trains. ...

http://boston.suntimes.com/bos-news/7/119/244323/chinese-railroad-company-breaks-ground-springfield/

Metrolink Evaluating Train Car Safety in Wake of Accident ABC News Metrolink Evaluating Train Car Safety in Wake of Accident ... from the front of trains in the wake of a deadly Southern California derailment, the railroad .

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/metrolink-evaluating-train-car-safety-wake-accident-33523978

State plan calls for railroad improvements in ENC New Bern Sun Journal Build a “loop track” at the Morehead City port to build and break apart trains. ... As market conditions demand, relocate the North Carolina Railroad ... ...

http://www.newbernsj.com/article/20150903/NEWS/150909603

"Alcohol always lures people to their death are the railroad tracks."- DNatureofDTrain

MLive.com Man struck by train near Saginaw was 'extremely intoxicated,' police say MLive.com Police are investigating after a man was hit by a train in Carrollton Township. ... The man was north of the railroad crossing on Shattuck and suffered a ... ...

http://www.care2.com/causes/baby-elephants-take-journalist-on-extraordinary-adventure-to-meet-wild-herd.html

"Why can't their being an American company to build these?" - DNatureofDTrain

International Business Times China Railroad Company Building Boston Subway Train Cars Is Looking To Expand In The US International Business Times A Chinese railroad company broke ground on a new factory in Springfield, Massachusetts, to build train cars for Boston's Red and Orange Lines...

http://www.ibtimes.com/china-railroad-company-building-boston-subway-train-cars-looking-expand-us-2081597

"Railroads should pull and fix this ASAP..Why would they want to even risk it?" - DNatureofDTrain

Told to fix leaky oil train cars in 2 months, owners sought 3 years McClatchy Washington Bureau The wreckage of an oil train derailment in Mount Carbon, W.Va., still ... Railroad tank cars equipped with defective valves still will be allowed to ... ...

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/economy/article33583590.html

"I understand some secrecy to prevent terrorism attacks and such.. but in the end you can not hide an oil train not in the kind of tankers they use to haul them." - DNatureofDTrain

NJ guards information on oil trains in state Cherry Hill Courier Post Trains carry highly flammable Bakken crude oil from the Upper Midwest into New Jersey regularly ... A railroad, CSX, also transports crude in the state. ...

http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/south-jersey/2015/09/03/oil-trains-jersey/71639980/

"Please do not drink near the tracks, I don't want to post about you on here." - DNatureofDTrain

FOX10 News Alleged drunk man passes out on train tracks, gets clipped by train FOX10 News The man, identified as 36-year-old Matthew Means from Carrollton Township, was allegedly drunk and passed out on some railroad tracks near ... ...

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.fox10tv.com/story/29949301/alleged-drunk-man-passes-out-on-train-tracks-gets-clipped-by-train&ct=ga&cd=CAEYACoUMTYzODUwNjcyMTQyMDk1MTU3NTcyGmNhOWFjZjM5YmY3NmExMzM6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFSBPUsMiP-rE_etuI0_wwPtK0-0w

"All cities need to prepare for any kind of disaster this is scary.. these cities not having a plan"- DNatureofDTrain.

Fox Business AP survey: How cities are responding to surge in oil-train traffic, threat of derailment Fox Business Fire officials, Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad met to discuss train tunnel under downtown; City Council asked railroad to restrict oil shipments ... ...

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2015/09/03/ap-survey-how-cities-are-responding-to-surge-in-oil-train-traffic-threat/&ct=ga&cd=CAEYACoSNTA0ODk2NjAzNjAzMDkxMjM4MhpjYTlhY2YzOWJmNzZhMTMzOmNvbTplbjpVUw&usg=AFQjCNFynAvGT4mGBc-pZcUyO2AE6hmryQ

"residents fling it back to Chickensqwat express" - DNatureofDTrain

Fayette County residents file lawsuit against CSX for derailment Beckley Register-Herald The train consisted of two locomotives and 109 tankers coming from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields destined for a Yorktown, Va., ... Hundreds of residents were evacuated from several small communities dotting the railroad tracks. ..

http://www.register-herald.com/news/fayette-county-residents-file-lawsuit-against-csx-for-derailment/article_7b403c23-9782-5ba5-9144-a86fe730cf70.html

"Be prepared be proactive not reactive" - DNatureofDTrain

Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3 Big cities scramble to be prepared for an oil train disaster Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3 Some fire departments have trained for an oil train disaster; others say ... Railroads carried some 500,000 carloads last year, up from 9,500 in 2008.

http://www.channel3000.com/news/big-cities-scramble-to-be-prepared-for-an-oil-train-disaster/35078420

"Electrical issues are nothing to drag your feet over, I sure hope they are able to get these issues fixed soon" - DNatureofDTrain

Newsday LIRR: Good service one day after signal failure stranded commuters during a.m. rush hour Newsday A Long Island Rail Road commuter train entering the Oakdale LIRR station heading west on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. (Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad ... ...

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/lirr-aging-electrical-wire-caused-rush-hour-meltdown-on-sept-2-1.10803696?qr=1

"Chic a go prepared.. prepared to go? - DNatureofDTrain

Crain's Chicago Business How has Chicago prepared for an oil train derailment? Crain's Chicago Business Mile-long trains carrying millions of gallons of crude oil have become a ... Fire officials, Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad met to discuss train ... ...

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20150903/NEWS10/150909923/how-has-chicago-prepared-for-an-oil-train-derailment

"peat and repeat were in a boat.." - DNatureofDTrain

WRAL.com Big cities scramble to be prepared for an oil train disaster WRAL.com Pittsburgh, meanwhile, says it has not yet conducted training exercises or met with railroad officials but will do so once its oil-train emergency plan is ... ...

http://www.wral.com/big-cities-scramble-to-be-prepared-for-an-oil-train-disaster/14872775/

"upgrade, upgraded, do it.. do it" - DNatureofDTrain

The Ridgefield Press Signal upgrade means more efficient train line The Ridgefield Press Then, trains will be able to run on electricity as well as diesel fuel. ... “In terms of creating an efficient railroad with a more reliable service, it will go ... ...

http://www.theridgefieldpress.com/50394/signal-upgrade-means-more-efficient-train-line/

"Yes, better communications.. but wifi is to iffy is why I do not support PTC" - DNatureofDTrain

West Central Tribune Officials want better communication with railroads West Central Tribune Trains sit in the rail yard in Willmar in this August file photo. U.S. Sen. Al Franken attended a forum on rail safety Wednesday. “We don't want this all to ... ...

http://www.wctrib.com/news/state/3831123-officials-want-better-communication-railroads

"As always my prayers and thoughts to him and all who knew him" - DNatureofDTrain

Man struck, killed by train at Mineola station identified The Island Now The man who was struck by a Long Island Railroad train at the Mineola station on Sunday night has been identified as 59-year-old Richard Weygand, ... ..

http://www.theislandnow.com/news/man-struck-killed-by-train-at-mineola-station-identified/article_757c6c04-5255-11e5-ad4d-a33b98ed9c22.html

"No more drunks, laying on dem tracks" - DNatureofDTrain

WNEM Saginaw Alleged drunk man passes out on train tracks, gets clipped by train WNEM Saginaw A Huron and Eastern Saginaw Valley railroad train engineer saw the man, tried to ... Means was clipped by the train, which was going about 10 mph. ...

http://www.wnem.com/story/29949301/alleged-drunk-man-passes-out-on-train-tracks-gets-clipped-by-train

"Gate runner!..::sighs:: " - DNatureofDTrain

Man injured at crossing as truck cab struck by train WDAY Pastoors traveled through the railroad crossing and was struck on the driver's side door by a BNSF train that was heading east. Pastoors was taken by ... ...

http://www.wnem.com/story/29949301/alleged-drunk-man-passes-out-on-train-tracks-gets-clipped-by-train

Yay for the rescue! Boo, for him being there on the first place." - DNatureofDTrain

Foster's Daily Democrat Man rescued after falling from Dover train trestle Foster's Daily Democrat “We had an individual that had fallen off the fourth Street train bridge,” Provencher said. “We had to notify the railroad and shut the trains down. ...

http://www.fosters.com/article/20150903/NEWS/150909762

"Another good source is pixabay" - DNatureofDTrain

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Washington Times Here's how these US cities are handling surge in oil trains Economic Times _ Fire officials, Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad met to discuss train tunnel under downtown; City Council asked railroad to restrict oil shipments ... ..

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/heres-how-these-us-cities-are-handling-surge-in-oil-trains/articleshow/48784918.cms&ct=ga&cd=CAEYACoTNjUwMzc2MzI5MDk0MTUyMzU2OTIaY2E5YWNmMzliZjc2YTEzMzpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNEKWmdwwIOs93Z3cHD7VmoYTNlRew

Washington Times Across US, big cities scramble to get ahead of threat from trains carrying volatile crude oil Minneapolis Star Tribune Some fire departments have trained for an oil train disaster; others say ... on oil-train accident response and meets regularly with railroad officials. ...

http://www.startribune.com/big-cities-scramble-to-be-prepared-for-an-oil-train-disaster/324035631/

"Fall in oil, don't worry when you push to legalize hemp .. hemp will be hauled for many things to pick up the losses. up to you to get pushing on the legalizing" - DNatureofDTrain

Fall In Shipping Commodities Threatens Commercial Railroad Industry New Hampshire Public Radio FRANK MORRIS, BYLINE: Down here, at a place called Santa Fe Junction in Kansas City, train after train negotiates what looks like a maze of bridges ... ...

http://nhpr.org/post/fall-shipping-commodities-threatens-commercial-railroad-industry

"Right on Time, Right on Time.. on the advertised!" - DNatureofDTrain

ontime trains - Atocha Railroad Station (Estacion Atocha) TripAdvisor Atocha Railroad Station (Estacion Atocha): ontime trains - See 1424 traveller reviews, 912 candid photos, and great deals for Madrid, Spain, .....

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g187514-d313713-r306178823-Atocha_Railroad_Station_Estacion_Atocha-Madrid.html

New Jersey guards information on oil trains in state Kansas City Star A railroad, CSX, also transports crude in the state. ... One, the Bayway refinery in Linden, can handle up to one train a day but is currently getting fewer ... ...

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article33673149.html

AP Survey: How Cities Are Handling Surge in Oil Trains ABC News Mile-long trains carrying millions of gallons of crude have become a common ... Fire officials, Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad met to discuss train ... ...

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/ap-survey-cities-handling-surge-oil-trains-33498101

New Jersey guards information on oil trains in state New Jersey Herald State Emergency Response Commission spokesman Lee Moore says the information from railroads, including on train frequency, is provided only to ... ...

http://www.njherald.com/story/29948601/new-jersey-guards-information-on-oil-trains-in-state

Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) Franken, Baldwin want more oil train safety measures Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) Franken said he favors what he calls an “all of the above” approach to oil train safety. He said he wants the railroads to provide more information about ... ...

http://blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2015/09/franken-baldwin-want-more-oil-train-safety-measures/

Big cities scramble to be prepared for an oil train disaster Lexington Herald Leader Some have plans specifically for oil trains; others do not. ... advanced training on oil-train accident response and meets regularly with railroad officials. ...

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http://www.kentucky.com/2015/09/03/4017628/big-cities-scramble-to-be-prepared.html

General News

Mary Prokop: A Unique Perpective on Nursing...

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10 Completely Bizarre Crimes Involving Animals...

http://listverse.com/2015/09/03/10-completely-bizarre-crimes-involving-animals/

10 Crazy Inventions Our Grandparents Thought Were Great Ideas...

http://listverse.com/2015/09/03/10-crazy-inventions-our-grandparents-thought-were-great-ideas/

10 Shocking Cases Involving Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy...

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10 Dark Stories Of Crazed Celebrity Stalkers...

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10 Insane Facts About Guns And Gun Violence In America...

http://listverse.com/2015/09/01/10-insane-facts-about-guns-and-gun-violence-in-america/

10 Violent Struggles To Control The Spice Trade...

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10 Hardships Plaguing Native American Communities Today..

http://listverse.com/2015/08/31/10-hardships-plaguing-native-american-communities-today/

Extend Critical EITC and CTC Provisions Congress should be boosting tax credits for hard-working families that help families provide for their children and meet the basics. Tell Congress to stand up for an America that works for all of us, not just the wealthy! ...

http://action.usaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=709

Fix Overtime Pay for America’s Workers ...

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EU: No more drownings!...

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/no_more_drownings_512/?bEGDHab&v=64400

http://theantimedia.org/artificially-intelligent-robot-tells-creator-it-will-keep-humans-in-a-people-zoo/...

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Environmental News

Baby Elephants Take Journalist on Extraordinary Adventure to Meet Wild Herd ...

http://www.care2.com/causes/baby-elephants-take-journalist-on-extraordinary-adventure-to-meet-wild-herd.html#ixzz3kiAj8C2C

Care2 Success! Ohio Endangered Animals Sent to Sanctuaries ...

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Daily Cute: Cat Captivated by Sand...

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Los Angeles Police Get Body Cameras For The First Time ...

http://www.care2.com/causes/los-angeles-police-get-body-cameras-for-the-first-time.html#ixzz3kiBMtI3F

Heroine or menace? Here's what supporters and protesters outside the courthouse are saying about the Kentucky clerk...

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2015 is on track to be the hottest year ever recorded. It also could be the year the world decides to do something about it.

Posted by NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) on Thursday, September 3, 2015

Five of the six deputies agreed to issue the licenses, local news sources reported. The sixth is Davis's son.

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