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    Some railroad crossings in western Massachusetts marked more clearly than others
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    Some railroad crossings in western Massachusetts marked more clearly than others

    August 11, 2019


    SPRINGIFELD POLICE AT 413-787-6355 BARRY: RAILROAD CROSSINGS CAN BE DANGEROUS FOR DRIVERS. 22NEWS WENT TO THE BIRNIE ROAD RAILROAD CROSSING IN LONGMEADOW THIS MORNING.. WHERE MULTIPLE TRAINS PASSED BY. LAST YEAR, A DPW WORKER DIED AT THIS CROSSING AFTER AN AMTRAK TRAIN HIT HIS TRUCK. THE CROSSING IS NOW BLOCKED OFF TO BOTH TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIANS.. IT’S MARKED WITH A STOP SIGN, BUT THERE ARE NO GATE ARMS, NO LIGHTS, OR TRAFFIC SIGNALS. ONE WOMAN SAID SHE HOPES TO SEE SOMETHING MORE PERMANENT GO UP. BETH CAMPBELL, SOMERS CT MY MOM GREW UP IN LONGMEADOW.. AND I KNOW THERE WAS AN INCIDENT WHEN SHE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL WHERE SOMEBODY WAS KILLED AS WELL.. SO I DO THINK SOMETHING MORE THAN A STOP SIGN IS NEEDED. BARRY: AMTRAK TOLD 22NEWS STATE REGULATORS CONTROL RAILROAD NEEDED. BARRY: AMTRAK TOLD 22NEWS STATE REGULATORS CONTROL RAILROAD CROSSING MARKERS AND WHETHER TO ADD ADDITIONAL SAFETY MEASURES BEYOND FEDERAL

    We Followed A London Tube Driver For A Day — Here’s What It’s Like
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    We Followed A London Tube Driver For A Day — Here’s What It’s Like

    August 11, 2019


    (whimsical classic music) – My name is Jackie Moriarty, I’ve been a TFL Tube driver for 19 years. I definitely didn’t plan to be a train driver when I was growing up. I did have a bit of a railway background before I came onto the
    Underground, but not as a driver. I think it’s a job that can
    be completely chilled out until something happens, and then you have to react really quickly. It’s not unusual for people
    to run just as the door is almost closed, and pull it back open. You see things that you
    think are quite silly, but this is London, I think
    we’re used to the unusual. (whimsical orchestral music) The things I enjoy about
    being a train driver is we get free travel on TFL, so we get free travel on the Tube and the bus. It’s a job that you can
    work around family life. With the shift system
    and the systems that they have in place once you
    get here, you can swap for different shifts,
    so you can kind of fit the job around childcare and
    any other commitments, really. Sometimes it can be a little bit isolating because you’re working alone, so I suppose that is one of the downsides of the job. (whimsical orchestral music) No two days are the same; you can have a very quiet period, then you might have a day where lots of things happen. Those days tend to go quite quickly. Any job can be boring if you’ve
    done it for quite a while, but I do enjoy this job,
    and I can see myself staying in this job, definitely. (whimsical orchestral music)

    Longmeadow discuss putting signals at railroad crossing
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    Longmeadow discuss putting signals at railroad crossing

    August 11, 2019


    JAYMA WILL BE SENTENCED MAY 16TH. BARRY: AN AMTRAK TRAIN STRUCK A DPW TRUCK LAST MONTH KILLING VETERAN EMPLOYEE WARREN COWLES. COWLES WAS CLEARING SNOW AT THE BIRNIE ROAD RAILROAD CROSSING. 22NEWS REPORTER SY BECKER FOUND OUT WHAT’S BEING DONE TO MAKE THE CROSSING SAFER.. SY BECKER: THE BIRNIE ROAD RAIL-ROAD CROSSING HAS BEEN CLOSED SINCE AN AMTRAK PLOW TRAIN HIT THE TRUCK BEING DRIVEN BY 59 YEAR OLD LONG,MEADOW DPW EMPLOYEE WARREN COWLES. COWLES DIED IN THE CRASH. THE LONGMEADOW SELECT BOARD WILL CONSIDER KEEPING THE CROSSING CLOSED UNTILL SIGNALS CAN BE INSTALLED. WARREN COWLES’ SISTER CINDY TOLD 22NEWS SIGNALS MUST BE INSTALLED TO PREVENT MORE LOSS OF LIFE AT THE CROSSING. HER BROTHER IS ONE OF SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED THERE. CINDY: 5 LIVES IS TOO MANY IT’S NOT A MATTER OF IF IT’LL HAPPEN AGAIN, JUST TWO WEEKS AGO, IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN, SO NOW IT’S A MATTER OF WHEN WHO IS THE NEXT ONE? IT COULD BE ONE OF THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS.. SY BECKER: LONGMEADOW TOWN MANAGER STEPHEN CRANE TOLD 22NEWS THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN CAN ONLY TAKE THE FIRST STEPS. IT’S UP TO THE STATE TO SECURE FUNDING TO INSTALL SIGNALS AND BARRIERS. CRANE: THERE’E REALLY NOT A CLEAR, STRAIGHT FORWARD PATH TO GETTING SIGNALS INSTALLED AT CROSSINGS LIKE THIS. I’VE BEEN HERE A SHORT TIME BUT I’M AMAZED THERE IS NO CHECK LIST YOU CAN GO TO. . SY BECKER: THE LONGMEADOW BOARD OF SELECTMEN HAS BEEN ASKED TO START THE PROCESS TONIGHT. BUT THE STATE MUST BUDGET THE MONEY AND THEN COORDINATE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND AMTRAK.

    Railroad crossing causing bicyclists to wipe out near trail
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    Railroad crossing causing bicyclists to wipe out near trail

    August 11, 2019


    BICYCLISTS IN ALBUQUERQUE — CAUSING THEM TO WIPE OUT. THEY SAY ITS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR YEARS AND NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE TO FIX IT. NEWS 13 )S FRANCESCA WASHINGTON IS LIVE NEAR PASEO AND JEFFERSON WITH THE STORY. CYCLISTS SAY THIS CROSSING IS PRETTY MUCH IMPOSSIBLE TO NEGOTIATE BECAUSE IT CATCHES THEIR TIRES. AND THEY SAY THERE )S NO WARNING. AFTER THE BIKE TRAIL ENDS… 3:49 “I just fell right into the tracks 3:50 PROBLEMS FOR BICYCLISTS BEGIN. 15:13 “there is no protection I was thrown right into the road.” 15:15 JAMIE CORWIN-MARTINEZ SAYS BACK IN OCTOBER SHE AND HER HUSBAND TOOK THE TRAIL ON ON EL PUEBLO ROAD ALONG PASEO DEL NORTE TO THE BALLOON GLOW… 7:22 “as we were riding the bike path ends and you )re forced into traffic on a narrow shoulder.” 7;29 ONCE THE TRAIL ENDS THERE ARE TWO SETS OF TRACKS. SHE SAYS SHE MADE IT ACROSS THE FIRST ONE, 7:35 but the second track because it )s fairly parallel to the curb my tire slipped into the track and I was thrown off my bike .”7:41 VIDEO, FROM RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE SHOWS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN BICYCLISTS ENCOUNTER DIAGONAL RAIL CROSSINGS. MARTINEZ SAYS IT )S WHAT HAPPENED TO HER. 11:55 “it makes me angry that it )s still, there )s still people probably having accidents at least weekly if not more. And nobody is doing anything about it.” 12:04 THE CROSSING HAS EVEN CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF THE THE GREATER ALBUQUERQUE BICYCLING ADVISORY COMMITTEE. ONE COMMITTEE MEMBER WROTE IN A BLOG POST, IT COMES UP IN EVERY MEETING. DOT21:50 “there are a lot of bicyclists that are in that area that are concerned about the trail and the roadway.” 21:54 THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION — WHICH OVERSEES THE TRACKS — SAYS THEY WANT TO MAKE THE CROSSING SAFER AND HAVE BEEN IN THE DESIGN PHASE FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS. 21:25 “we )ve gone back and forth with a couple different designs and we )re just waiting to come to an agreement on what works best in compliance with both BNSF and ourselves DOT.” 21:32 THE D-O-T SAYS THEY DO PLAN ON ADDING SIGNS TO WARN CYCLISTS OF THE RAILROAD TRACKS. BACK TO YOU. OKAY FRANCESCA. MARTINEZ SAYS SHE SUFFERED A CONCUSSION, HIP AND SHOULDER INJURIES FROM HER CRASH. SHE )S CONSIDERING FILING A LAWSUIT. A REPEAT DRUNK DRIVER

    Underground Railroad by Shmoop
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    Underground Railroad by Shmoop

    August 11, 2019


    Hullo? Is that you, Harriet? Oh, it’s you. Sorry… I’ve just been looking for this
    Harriet person… It seems there was a slight misunderstanding
    back at the station. You see, I’m used to traveling along an
    entirely different kind of railroad. You know – one with sleeping cars, train
    tracks, and… paying passengers. Plus, I was told that this thing was “underground,”
    so I spent the first two hours trying to find my way through a surprisingly
    spacious gopher hole… But I just ran into someone who
    gave me the low-down. Apparently, this supposed “railroad” is
    actually just a system of paths and secret locations for slaves to make their way to
    freedom in the North. No steam whistles, no “choo-choo!” – no nothin’.
    It’s elaborate, this “railroad.” We’re talking stops in Mexico,
    as well as Florida, where the Spanish have still
    got their hands on everything. So… why the confusion? Who decided to be difficult and start
    calling this non-railroad… a railroad? From what I hear, it arose out of a number
    of railway terms that the slaves were already using to describe certain aspects of it. For example, this Harriet Tubman – who reportedly
    helps escort slaves along the way – is referred to as a “conductor.” Some of the safe houses located
    along the route are known as “stations.” These are just like real railroad stations, except
    they don’t smell quite so much like discarded Funyuns. Slaves also draw some connections to the Bible. I guess a lot of these slaves must consider
    Canada “the promised land.” They must really love hockey. Anyway, many of them refer to their travels
    northward as “the Gospel Train.” Word on the street… …and when I say street,
    I mean dusty dirt road… …is that many slaves are too scared to…
    “take a ride on the Reading,” as it were. And understandably so. They know that, if
    they were to get caught as fugitives, they would be killed, beaten and/or returned to
    their former master. The trains I deal with? If someone can’t pay their fare,
    we just toss ‘em off at the next bale of hay. Not only that, but the “free” slaves helping
    the slaves out of the south are really sticking their necks out… … and you know what those southerners
    like to do with necks. Ever since they passed that Fugitive Slave
    Act back in 1850… … everyone has been on high alert. There are legalized raids and mounted
    pro-slavery men with dogs… … and these dogs are not just interested
    in playing fetch. Not with sticks, anyway. So obviously, I’m in the wrong place. No “blue line express” is likely to come
    rolling through these woods any time soon. If you see Ms. Tubman, let her know I’m
    lookin’ for her… I’m hoping she’s as good at tracking
    down actual railroads as she is at running the metaphorical ones…

    Crews remove railroad tracks from road in Southampton
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    Crews remove railroad tracks from road in Southampton

    August 11, 2019


    MACHADO FOR 22 NEWS. BARRY: A SOUTHAMPTON ROAD WAS CLOSED TODAY SO CREWS COULD REMOVE RAILROAD TRACKS. 22NEWS REPORTER MIKE MASCIADRELLI JOINS US FROM OUR HAMPSHIRE COUNTY BUREAU TO TELL US WHAT MADE THIS PROJECT NECESSARY. MIKE: THE SOUTHAMPTON HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT WANTS TO MAKE THE ROAD SAFER FOR DRIVERS. BRICKYARD ROAD WAS CLOSED FOR MOST OF TUESDAY, WHILE CREWS REMOVED A SECTION OF RAILROAD TRACKS ON THE ROAD. THE SOUTHAMPTON HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT WORKED WITH CREWS FROM PINSLY RAILROAD COMPANY. BRICKYARD ROAD WAS CLOSED FROM VALLEY ROAD TO GILBERT ROAD. RESIDENTS WERE FORCED TO USE GILBERT ROAD TO GET HOME. THIS PROJECT WAS THE RESULT OF A COMPLAINT MADE BY A SOUTHAMPTON RESIDENT WHO CRASHED WHILE RIDING HIS BIKE OVER THE TRACKS. RANDALL KEMP: SUPERINTENDENT, SOUTHAMPTON HIGHWAY DEPT. IT WAS ADVANTAGEOUS FOR THEM TO REMOVE THEM, WE ADDRESS A CONCERN AS WELL AS GET THE BASE READY FOR A SMOOTH OVERLAY WHEN WE REPAVE THE ROAD. MIKE: KEMP TOLD 22NEWS THIS SECTION OF THE ROAD HAS BEEN FILLED WITH GRAVEL AND YOU’LL BE ABLE TO RIDE OVER IT TONIGHT. HE SAID THEY’LL PAVE IT NEXT WEEK TO ALLOW SOME TIME FOR THE GRAVEL TO SETTLE. MIKE: KEMP SAID ALL OF BRICKYARD ROAD WILL BE RE-PAVED IN THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS. LIVE FROM THE HAMPSHIRE COUNTY BUREAU, IN NORTHAMPTON, MIKE

    Hundreds of Blackjewel miners gather at railroad tracks for answers from bankruptcy court
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    Hundreds of Blackjewel miners gather at railroad tracks for answers from bankruptcy court

    August 11, 2019


    WE NOW KNOW THE NEW OWNERS OF THE BLACK AND LONE MOUNTAIN MINES… AFTER A TWO DAY BLACKJEWEL HEARING IN CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA. A JUDGE APPROVED THE PURCHASE BY KOPPER GLO MINING… ON TOP OF THAT — THEY WILL FRONT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS FOR BLACKJEWEL MINER BACKPAY.. AS CONNOR JAMES REPORTS — MINERS WHO HAVE BEEN PROTESTING SAY THEY ARE FINALLY STARTING TO SEE THEIR WORK PAY OFF.. GOING ON A WEEK AND A HALF ALONG THE TRACKS.. NAT NEWS OF THE SALE PROVIDED SOME ANSWERS FOR MINERS WHO’VE BEEN NEARLY A MONTH IN THE DARK.. (JEFF WILLIG)

    Railroad ties blazing in Northfield gravel pit
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    Railroad ties blazing in Northfield gravel pit

    August 10, 2019


    PER YEAR FOR THE AVERAGE HOMEOWNER. ASHLEY: NEIGHBORING FIRE DEPARTMENTS FROM THREE STATES WERE CALLED IN TO HELP PUT OUT A MASSIVE FIRE IN NORTHFIELD TONIGHT. A PILE OF RAILROAD TIES CAUGHT FIRE AT THE MITCHELL GRAVEL PIT OFF ROUTE 142 AT AROUND SEVEN TONIGHT. THAT FIRE IS STILL BURNING. FIREGROUND 360 POSTED THIS PHOTO OF THE FIRE. A LIEUTENANT WITH THE NORTHFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT CONFIRMED TO 22NEWS THAT THEY WERE WORKING ON THE FIRE, AND THAT IT WAS NOT IN A RESIDENTIAL PART OF TOWN. THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF

    Driver hits two women in uptown before crashing on railroad tracks, police say
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    Driver hits two women in uptown before crashing on railroad tracks, police say

    August 10, 2019


    INTO THE AMOUNT OVERPAID AND OFFICIALS SAY THAT PROJECT IS WITHIN ITS BUDGET. TAKE A MOMENT TO LOOK AT THIS. THIS CAR CRUMPED AFTER IT HAD IRRELEVANT TWO WOMEN AND THEN LED POLICE ON A CHASE, RAN OFF THE ROAD AND CRASHED INTO SOME TRAIN TRACKS. A CRANE HAD TO BE CALLED IN JUST TO GET THE VEHICLE ON TO A WRECKER. REPORTER ANTHONY CASTORO WAS THERE FOR THE MAJOR OPERATION TO GET THE CAR OUT. RAMP YOU CAN SEE WHERE INVESTIGATORS CUT THROUGH THE FENCE. HIS VEHICLE WAS STUCK JUST BEYOND THE TREES ON THE TRACKS THERE A WILD MORNING IN UPTOWN CHARLOTTE AS POLICE SAY A DRIVER HIT TWO WOMEN, SPED AWAY, WENT OFFROADING AND LANDED HERE. I THINK IT’S ABOUT THE DRIVERS JUST BEING MORE RESPONSIBLE AND MORE CAREFUL. BARBARA WHO WORKS UPTOWN SAYS SHE’S CONCERNED ABOUT SPEEDING DRIVERS SHE’S SEEN RECENTLY. IT’S BECOMING REALLY SCARY. POLICE SAY THIS STARTED AROUND 2:00 MONDAY MORNING NEAR COLLEGE AND SIXTH STREET. HE STARTED A POLICE CHASE THAT SPANNED JUST ABOUT ONE MILE BEFORE HE CRASHED. THE DAMAGE WAS SO BAD AND SO HARD TO GET TO RESCUE CREWS AND INVESTIGATORS CUT THEIR WAY THROUGH THESE FENCES TO REACH HIM. BECAUSE THE CAR WAS WEDGED BETWEEN TREES IT MADE IT EVEN MORE DIFFICULT TO GET TO HIM. IT TOOK SEVERAL HOURS TO CLEAR THE AREA. YOU CAN SEE HOW THEY TOOK THE CAR APART PIECE BY PIECE WITH DEBRIS HANGING IN THE AIR. THE WOMEN WERE NOT SERIOUSLY HURT AND WERE ABLE TO WALK AWAY FROM THE SCENE. PEOPLE WE TALK TO SAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO BE ALERT. YOU NEVER KNOW WHO IS BEHIND THE WHEEL. THEY GOT THEIR OWN RULES OF DRIVING. EVERYBODY’S GOT THEIR OWN RULES OF DRIVING. OFFICERS SAY CONSIDERING THE

    Spend a Day Out With Thomas at the Medina Railroad Museum
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    Spend a Day Out With Thomas at the Medina Railroad Museum

    August 10, 2019


    ALL ABOARD! ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED CHARACTERS FROM CHILDREN’S TELEVISION HAS ROLLED INTO THE STATION AT THE MEDINA RAILROAD MUSEUM. HE’LL BE MEETING WESTERN NEW YORKERS FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKENDS. NEWS 4’S KATIE ALEXANDER HAS MORE ON ALL THE FAMILY FUN IN STORE. ((RE0840/06:44:35 IF YOUR KIDS LIKE THOMAS AND FRIENDS, THEY ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS. THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE HIMSELF, RIGHT HERE IN MEDINA. 06:44:43 )) ((RE0841/06:45:36 IT IS A GREAT ADVENTURE TO JOIN YOU IN YOUR TOWN FOR A DAY OUT WITH THOMAS! 06:45:41 I’M REALLY EXCITED TO BE WITH ALL MY FRIENDS. 06:45:44)) THOMAS FANS HERE WILL BE ABLE TO CLIMB ON BOARD FOR A 25 MINUTE RIDE — TO MEET HIS OTHER FRIEND — SIR TOPHAMM HATT — THE CONTROLLER OF THE RAILROAD. PLUS — GUESTS WILL ENJOY ADMISSION TO THE MEDINA RAILROAD MUSEUM AND HOURS OF FUN IN THE THOMAS AND FRIENDS IMAGINATION STATION — WITH BOUNCE HOUSES – FACE PAINTING, CRAFTS, STORYTELLING, FOOD, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND MORE. FAMILIES ARE ADVISED TO ARRIVE AT LEAST AN HOUR BEFORE THEIR SCHEDULED DEPARTURE TIME — AND PLAN TO STAY FOR A FEW HOURS AFTER — TO FIT ALL THE FUN INTO THEIR DAY. ((RE0841/06:45:29 WELL BUST MY BUFFERS! 06:45:31)) THE NUMBER ONE ENGINE HAS BEEN MAKING THESE DAY OUT WITH THOMAS STOPS AROUND NORTH AMERICA FOR 22 YEARS NOW — AND HE’S RETURNING TO WESTERN NEW YORK FOR THE 13TH TIME THIS WEEKEND — FOR HIS ONLY STOP THIS YEAR IN NEW YORK STATE. ((06:56:09 THE KIDS THAT WE HAD BACK IN 2005 WHEN WE STARTED ARE GROWN. WE FIGURED IN ANOTHER FIVE SIX YEARS, THEIR KIDS ARE GOING TO BE COMING. 06:56:19)) EVERY YEAR – THE MEDINA RAILROAD COMPANY REPS SAY THEY LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING THIS EXPERIENCE WITH THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN EACH DAY – FOR AS LONG AS THOMAS IS IN TOWN. ((06:56:25 IT’S SO MUCH FUN. IT REALLY IS. YOU GET TO SEE THE LOOKS ON THEIR FACES AND ALL THE FUN THAT THEY’RE HAVING 06:56:31)) ((RE0843/06:47:58 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT A DAY OUT WITH THOMAS AND THE LINK TO BUY TICKETS ONLINE, GO TO THE FOUND IT ON 4 SECTION OF OUR WEBSITE: WIVB. REPORTING IN MEDINA, KATIE ALEXANDER, NEWS 4. 06:48:09))