Articles Tagged With ‘Trains’

Assault with a deadly fork?

Paso Robles police boarded an Amtrak train Saturday and arrested a passenger for stabbing another traveler with a fork. Amtrak operators called the police around 5:30 p.m. Saturday after a fight broke out on a northbound train headed for Paso... (Continue reading)

Phillips 66 rail project – explosive risks far outweigh the benefits

OPINION By MESA REFINERY WATCH GROUP CHAIR PERSON LINDA REYNOLDS In 1955, San Luis Obispo County approved a plan to bring crude oil to its Nipomo Mesa Santa Maria Refinery via pipeline. Over the years, the Nipomo refinery was operated... (Continue reading)

Injured man discovered on Pismo Beach railroad tracks

Pismo Beach police discovered a severely injured man on the railroad tracks behind Frady Lane on Monday evening. Shortly before 8 p.m., a caller informed police that a man was laying on the railroad tracks. Because a northbound train was... (Continue reading)

Women killed by train

A woman was struck and killed by a freight train in Pismo Beach shortly before 9 p.m. on Wednesday. The woman was headed north when she attempted to cross the tracks near Frady Lane and the Highway 101 overpass. She... (Continue reading)

State sues everyone in high-speed rail case

In an effort to head off future lawsuits challenging California’s planned high-speed rail project, state officials have filed a civil case against “all persons interested.” (San Jose Mercury News) The move is intended to validate $8.6 billion in voter-approved bonds... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man found on tracks, died from a fall

An autopsy revealed the 59-year-old man found dead on the railroad tracks near 24th Street in Paso Robles Monday died after falling from a bridge. The Coroner’s Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s determined that James Dahlgren died... (Continue reading)

Man hit by train in Paso Robles

An Amtrak passenger train struck a man on the tracks near 24th Street just before 6 p.m. on Monday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police describe the victim as a white male about 60 years old. They are... (Continue reading)

High-speed rail may sink tax plan

UPDATE July 7: The state senate Friday approved the high-speed rail project without a vote to spare, sending the bill to the governor for his signature. Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative has a lot of support among California voters, but... (Continue reading)

Man hit by train in Oceano survives

A man hit by a train in Oceano on Friday had to have his arm amputated. At about 5:15 p.m., an Amtrak train hit the man who was walking along the tracks. Officials with Union Pacific said the man was... (Continue reading)

High speed, high cost for rail system

A double-digit hike in costs of California’s proposed high speed rail project will be revealed in a report today. [SacramentoBee] Estimates now top $98 billion for the plan, which would eventually move passengers through the Central Valley between Southern California... (Continue reading)