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SHARON, Mass. – An Amtrak Acela train traveling from Washington D.C. to Boston struck and killed a person on the tracks on Monday, May 14, near Sharon, Mass.

Aerial view of accident site where a 32 year-old pedestrian was killed on May 14, 2012 in Sharon, MA by an AMTRAK passenger train. The train was heading southwest from the route 128 station near Boston, MA towards Mansfield, MA. Photo credit:

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WORCESTER, MA. – The $100 million CSX Freight Yard Expansion, once completed, will bring more commuter trains to Worcester while creating 1,000 construction jobs from Boston to Worcester, and will keep 80 permanent jobs in Worcester once the dust settles.

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TAUNTON, MA – A CSX train derailed in Taunton MA on June 1, 2011 where thieves made off with a section of railroad track apparently for the steel.

CSX official looking at derailed engine sitting in the dirt and a section of track that was cut away by thieves in Taunton, MA on Wednesday, June 1, 2011. Detail clearly shows that a cutting torch was used in the crime. Photo credit: Charles Winokoor/Taunton Gazette

Taunton is located in Bristol County, Massachusetts in the southern part of the state about 38 miles south of Boston. ... Read More

DEERFIELD, MA – A railroad worker was killed after sustaining a serious leg injury while uncoupling train cars from an engine at the Pan Am Railways yard in Deerfield, MA.

Railroad worker for Pan American Railways was killed in an accident in Deerfield, MA

Deerfield is in Franklin County, Massachusetts in the northwestern part of the state about 105 miles west of Boston, about 77 miles northwest of Worcester, about 35 miles north of Springfield and about 92 miles northwest of Cambridge. The railroad yard is located along Deerfield Road in East Deerfield. ... Read More

LEE, MA – Seven Housatonic Railroad freight cars derailed in Lee, Massachusetts on Monday, March 29, 2010 around 8 p.m. Two of the freight cars tipped over onto their sides, one of them that was loaded with lumber fell into the Housatonic River.

Seven freight cars derailed at the Pine Street crossing in Lee, Massachusetts on Monday, March 29, 2010. Photo credit: Massachusetts Department of Fire Services Hazmat Team.

Lee is in western Massachusetts, about 125 miles west of Boston, about 42 miles northwest of Springfield, about 105 miles west of Framingham and about 91 miles west of Worcester. ... Read More

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