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November 25, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Woman chasing dog in Eugene struck by train, dies

The Associated Press EUGENE — Eugene police say they’re trying to identify a woman who was fatally struck by a train as she chased a dog across the tracks. The Eugene Register-Guard reports the woman died at the hospital. Police said the crossing arms were down, and audio and visual warning signs had been activated when the woman…

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November 17, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Edmonds may dig big 1.5-mile ditch for trains

EVERETT — The city of Edmonds is considering digging a mile-and-a-half-long “train trench” that would allow trains to roll through the city below grade. That would relieve street traffic congestion, especially for the ferry terminal. A preliminary study indicates the train trench could cost more than $250 million. The Daily Herald reports Edmonds plans to ask the…

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September 20, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Train diesel spill south of Pasco contained

Tri-City Herald At least 2,000 gallons of diesel spilled Friday morning near the Columbia River when a BNSF Railway locomotive hit a large rock that punctured its fuel tank. No diesel fuel was believed to have reached the river Friday from the spill, which occurred about 15 miles southwest of Pasco on the BNSF main line before…

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September 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Man struck by Sounder train in Sodo in serious condition

The  45-year-old man who was struck by a Sounder train in the Sodo neighborhood on Wednesday night is listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center, according to hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg. The man, whose name has not been released by authorities, sustained heavy trauma to his body after being struck at Occidental Avenue South…

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August 11, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Teen struck by train near Bellingham

A 17-year-old was struck by a BNSF train near Bellingham early Sunday morning. Around 2 a.m. the crew repeatedly sounded the horn when they saw the teenager standing in the middle of the tracks, BSNF spokesman Gus Melonas said. He was struck and thrown from the tracks. The crew stopped the train and then ran back to…

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May 29, 2014 at 7:29 AM

Man hit by train in Shoreline

UPDATE 9 a.m.:  | Gus Melonas, spokesman for Burlington Northern Santa Fe, which owns the tracks, said the crew of the southbound train saw the man lying alongside the tracks at the train approached about 3:30 a.m. He said the crew went into an “emergency brake application” but could not stop before hitting the man. Melonas said the man was…

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October 10, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Pedestrian killed when hit by train in Seattle

A man was killed when he was hit by an Amtrak train near the intersection of Fourth Avenue South and South Lander Street, near the King Street station in Seattle Thursday night, according to Seattle police. The line was shut down, and Seattle police, BNSF and Amtrak officials were investigating. The line is expected to…

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August 19, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Man dies after being struck by train north of Tacoma

TACOMA — Authorities are investigating the death of a man struck by a train north of Tacoma. Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas said the northbound coal train struck the man around 3 p.m. on Monday. He says three passenger trains face temporary delays as officials at the site investigate the matter. Melonas says the train used…

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April 15, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Man killed when hit by train in Auburn

A man crossing train tracks in Auburn was  struck and killed by a northbound Amtrak train tonight. Medics responded to the incident at 8:47 p.m. but the man was declared dead at the scene near 210 West Main Street, according to Valley Regional Fire Authority. Cmdr. Mike Hirman said witnesses told Auburn police that the man was…

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