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SCAPPOOSE, OR – Two trains were set ablaze after a derailment and collision along adjacent tracks just south of Scappoose, OR on May 5, 2011.

Two trains set ablaze following a collision and derailment near Scappoose, OR on May 4, 2011.

Scappoose is located in Columbia County, Oregon in the northern part of the state on the border with Washington state. Scappoose is about 8 miles southwest of St Helens, Oregon and about 27 miles northwest of Vancouver, Washington. ... Read More

WEATHERBY, OR – A westbound Union Pacific freight train derailed about 30 miles east of Baker City, OR near Weatherby causing a large section of Interstate 84 to be shut down.

Union Pacific train derailment on December 31, 2010 near Weatherby, OR shuts down Interstate 84 between La Grande and Ontario. Photo credit: Oregon State Police.

Weatherby is an unincorporated city in Baker County, Oregon located in the eastern part of the state on the border with Idaho. Weatherby sits alongside Highway 84 in between Baker City and Ontario.  ... Read More

EUGENE, OR – OSHA officials reported today that Union Pacific Railroad Co was ordered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to pay back wages and punitive damages to a railroad worker who was fired after he reported a work-related injury.

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JUNCTION CITY, OR – A man on foot who ran across the tracks was killed when he was struck by an Amtrak train in Junction City, Oregon on August 10, 2010.

Railroad crossing at 6th and West Front St. in Junction City, OR where fatal accident occurred.

Junction City is in Lane County, Oregon in the western part of the state, about 15 miles northwest of Eugene and about 102 miles southwest of Portland. ... Read More

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