October 6, 2015

Inspectors find critical safety defects on CSX tracks


Safety inspectors from the state Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration uncovered 95 defects in their most recent examination of rail cars and tracks across upstate New York, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday. Four of those defects, all on CSX mainline track west of Albany, were considered critical, requiring immediate attention, according [...]

UP engineer rescues puppy tied to tracks


MECCA, Calif. — Last week, a 10-month-old poodle-terrier mix was found tied to the railroad tracks. An engineer spotted an old man walking near the railroad tracks and noticed that the man had left something behind. The engineer was able to stop the train in time using his emergency brakes and discovered the pooch still [...]