Browsing Tag: railroad tracks

    The Long Mile
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    The Long Mile

    August 30, 2019


    If you think trains will stop if they see a car on the tracks,you’re right. They will…about a mile after they hit you.Stop. Trains can’t.

    Most dangerous railroad crossings
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    Most dangerous railroad crossings

    August 27, 2019


    >>>FOUR TEXANS, INCLUDING A MAN FROM SEALY, WERE KILLED IN THIS HORRIFIC COLLISION BETWEEN A TRAIN AND A CHARTER BUS IN BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI IN MARCH. INVESTIGATORS SAY THE BUS GOT STUCK ON THE TRACKS.>>JUST TWO DAYS AGO, WE COVERED THIS COLLISION IN SUGARLAND AT A CROSSING ON HIGHWAY 90. A MAN WAS INJURED WHEN HIS CAR STOPPED ON THE TRACKS AND WAS THEN HIT BY A FREIGHT TRAIN.>>TONIGHT CHANNEL 2 INVESTIGATES IS FOCUSING ON CROSSING SAFETY. JOEL EISENBAUM IS REVEALING SOME OF THE MOST ACCIDENT PRONE INTERSECTIONS ACROSS THE HOUSTON AREA.>>Reporter: THE TRAIN TRACK TRAGEDY THAT KILLED FOUR PEOPLE IN MARCH HAPPENED IN A MISSISSIPPI RAILROAD CROSSING NOTORIOUS FOR ACCIDENTS. 17 SINCE 1976.>>THIS IS A BAD CROSSING.>>Reporter: COMBING OVER YEARS OF FEDERAL RECORDS, CHANNEL 2 INVESTIGATES FOUND THERE ARE CLEARLY SOME CROSSINGS THAT ARE DANGEROUS. SINCE 2014, 115 COLLISIONS AT CROSSINGS. THAT’S NOT NATIONWIDE. THAT’S NOT TEXAS. THAT’S RIGHT HERE IN HARRIS COUNTY.>>IT WAS HARD TO BELIEVE.>>Reporter: FRANK HARRIS LOST HIS MOM LATE LAST YEAR. 69-YEAR-OLD JOHNNY HARRIS, A LONG-TIME EDUCATOR AT CASHMERE HIGH SCHOOL WAS WALKING ACROSS THE LOCKWOOD TRACKS WITH STUDENTS. THE ARMS WERE COMING DOWN. THE KIDS MADE IT. SHE DIDN’T.>>ALMOST NEED TO STICK YOUR NECK WITHOUT TO SEE THE TRAIN COMING AROUND THE BEND.>>Reporter: OVER TIME THERE ARE CERTAIN THEMES THAT DEVELOP.>>YOU SEE SOME THINGS THAT ARE REPETITIVE.>>Reporter: MOST REPETITIVE IS RISKY BEHAVIOR BY DRIVERS. IT’S RESPONSIBLE FOR 87% OF RAIL CROSSING ACCIDENTS NATIONWIDE. AND IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR US TO FIND A DRIVER PUSHING THE ENVELOPE IN HOUSTON. YOU KNOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ACTUALLY GOES TO THE TROUBLE TO PREDICT WHERE TRAFFIC COLLISIONS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN. THEY DO IT BASED ON THINGS LIKE TRAFFIC, ACCIDENT HISTORY, AND SAFETY FEATURES AT THESE RATHER CROSSINGS. AND GUESS WHAT. THERE IS ONE THREE-MILE STRETCH ON THE SOUTHWEST SIDE THAT IS NASTY. FIVE OF THE STATE’S TEN MOST DANGEROUS CROSSINGS ARE IN HARRIS AND FORT BEND COUNTY. THE MOST TROUBLING SPOT SPANS BOTH. MAIN STREET AT HILLCROFT, AT FONDREN AND SOUT GESSNER. IN THE LAST 20 YEARS COLLECTIVELY 35 COLLISIONS WITH TRAINS. SEVEN DEATHS AND 26 INJURIES. PART OF THE PROBLEM AT THESE INTERSECTIONS IS THIS SPACE BACKS UP. SEE THE RED LIGHT? LOOK AT THIS CAR. IT’S RESTING OVER THE TRACKS RIGHT NOW. WHAT IS INN A TRAIN COMES THROUGH AT THIS MOMENT?>>A TRAIN IS COMING AND YOU’RE TRAPPED AND YOU CAN’T GET OUT. WE’VE SEEN IT COUNTLESS TIMES.>>Reporter: IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, THE BIGGEST DANGER IS IN DOWNTOWN MAGNOLIA. 1488 AND 1774. IN BRAZORIA COUNTY, IT’S TREACHEROUS IN PEARLAND NEAR SOUTH MAIN AND BROADWAY. CONSISTENT KEY TO STAYING SAFE, NEVER STOP ON THE TRACKS. EVEN IF YOU KNOW THE CROSSING BECAUSE THERE ARE A FEW THINGS MORE TERRIFYING THAN BEING STUCK ON THE TRACKS WITH A TRAIN HEADED RIGHT FOR YOU. CLICK2HOUSTON.COM, IF YOU LIVE IN HARRIS MONTGOMERY OR OTHER COUNTIES, WE IDENTIFIED WHERE THE MOST DANGEROUS RAILROAD CROSSINGS ARE. YOU’LL FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING

    Repair work to close Calvine Road at railroad crossing
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    Repair work to close Calvine Road at railroad crossing

    August 27, 2019


    TICIA ORDAZ IS LIVE AT CALVINE ROAD WITH THE LATEST. LETICIA? LETICIA: THIS IS A VERY BUSY ROAD RIGHT BY CALVINE HIGH SCHOOL THIS MORNING DRIVERS ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE AND DRIVING THROUGH WHILE THEY CAN. STARTING AT 8 THIS MORNING A BIG CHUNK OF CALVINE ROAD WILL BE SHUTDOWN. THE REASON FOR THE CLOSURE IS UNION PACIFIC ROADROAD NEEDS T — RAILROAD NEEDS TO REPAIR SECTIONS OF THE RAILROAD TRACKS BETWEEN BARRYMORE DRIVE SHELDON NORTH DRIVE TO VINTAGE PARK DRIVE. THE EAST AND WEST BOUND LANES OF CALVINE ROAD FROM POWER INN ROAD TO ELK GROVE FLORIN ROAD, WI BE CLOSED TO THROUGH TRAFFIC. PEDESTRIANS AND BIKES WON’T HAVE ACCESS EITHE DURING THESE FOUR DAYS EXPECT MAJOR DELAYS AND DETOURS GERBER ROAD IS A SUGGESTED OPTION. COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY PEOPLE SHOULD AVOID THE AREA IF POSSIBLE. PLANS ARE IN PLACE SO HOMEOWERS WHO LIVE NEAR THE TRACKS WILL BE ABLE TO GET IN AND OUT OF THIS CONSTRUCTION ZONE.

    Saco railroad repair stops traffic
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    Saco railroad repair stops traffic

    August 25, 2019


    é TRACK REPAIRS CONTINUING TO SLOW THE AMTRAK DOWNEASTER AND EFFECT TRAFFIC… IN SACO,, THE ONGOING REPAIRS FROM WINTER DAMAGE FORCED LOWER MAIN STREET TO CLOSE FOR MUCH OF THE DAY… AND, ONCE AGAIN TODAY, FOUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED TRAINS BETWEEN PORTLAND AND BOSTON DID NOT RUN… THE REPAIR WORK HAS FORCED MANY OF THIS MONTHS TRAINS TO BE CANCELLED.. ‘these types of things tend to happen in the winter. Especially since we had such as severe winter with severe frost and then throwing things just more around a bit. And it seemed like there were several pieces of infrastructure that needed repairs this spring.” PATRICIA QUINN OF THE NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND RAIL AUTHORITY SAYS SHE IS HOPEFUL THE REPAIRS WILL BE COMPLETED BY TONIGHT AND THAT ALL 10 TRAINS WILL BE UP AND RUNNING BY TOMORROW.

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    The Long Mile :15

    August 24, 2019


    If you think trains will stop if they see
    a car on the tracks, you’re right. They will… about a mile after they hit you. Stop. Trains can’t.

    Man’s body found near railroad tracks in Downtown Bakersfield
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    Man’s body found near railroad tracks in Downtown Bakersfield

    August 23, 2019


    MAGNITUDE IT’S DIFFICULT TO FIND THE VICTIMS” MARY KATE: THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR TWO PEOPLE BELIEVE TO BE MISSING AFTER A PLANE CRASHED IN THE TEHACHAPI MOUNTAINS. GOOD EVENING. THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR 17 NEWS AT 5. I’M MARY KATE PAQUETTE. MARY KATE: WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH A TRUXTUN AVENUE. RAILROAD OFFICIALS AND THE CORONER ARE ON SCENE INVESTIGATING. THE CAUSE AND MANNER OF HIS DEATH ARE UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME. WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE YOU AS WE GET MORE INFORMATION.

    Back to the Future Filming Locations: Railroad Crossing
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    Back to the Future Filming Locations: Railroad Crossing

    August 19, 2019


    My name is Thomie and I’m visiting the ‘Back to the Future’ filming locations. Part XII: Railroad Crossing We progress chronologically and have almost reached the end of part III by now. There’s only one key scene left. It’s coming up just ahead of us. I’m standing here at a railroad crossing. It’s a special one: The railroad crossing Marty crossed when arriving back from 1885 in BTTF III. Where the car had an unfortunate encounter with a train. This scene was filmed here. Marty arrived from over there, crossed the street on the railroad tracks and this is where the cargo train came from, ending the DeLorean’s life. I have a moment of solemn silence and take a photo as a souvenir. I cross the railroad again and drive back to the hotel. The railroad crossing is located at 267 South Ventura Road 267 in Port Hueneme. Please don’t walk on the railroad tracks. It’s forbidden and could result in a hefty fine. Visit my fansite at mrfusion.ch or subscribe to my channel. This was my last video of our visit to the ‘Back to the Future’ filming locations. Thanks for watching! Please give me a ‘thumbs up’ if you liked the video.

    Man killed on Missoula railroad tracks ID’d
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    Man killed on Missoula railroad tracks ID’d

    August 19, 2019


    we now know it was a Missoula man who was struck and killed by a train on Sunday the Missoula County Sheriff identifying the person as 26 year-old Robert Callen ik of Missoula his body was discovered by Montana rail link employees on the tracks between Orange Street in Van Buren in Missoula the police department responded to the scene and they are investigating authorities are release

    Body found on railroad tracks in Paso Robles
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    Body found on railroad tracks in Paso Robles

    August 14, 2019


    Paso Robles police are investigating the discovery of a man’s body found on railroad tracks near Pine and 6th streets police say the 70 year old man was lying across the tracks next to his bicycle they say he had a small amount of blood above his left eye and on his cheek police say it appears he had fallen off of his bike and hit his head you need Pacific Railroad stopped all trains in the area while police investigated the incident police say he was not hit by a train and there is no evidence that a crime occurred the man’s name has not yet been released