Union Pacific Railroad http://news.stlpublicradio.org en New Railroad Bridge Opens Between St. Louis And Jefferson City http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-railroad-bridge-opens-between-st-louis-and-jefferson-city <p>A new <a href="http://www.modot.org/othertransportation/rail/index.htm">railroad</a> bridge over the Osage River between St. Louis and Jefferson City is now open for both passenger and freight train use.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new bridge cost $28 million, with most of the funds coming from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.&nbsp; Federal Railroad Administrator Joe </span>Szabo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the project came in under budget and ahead of schedule.</span></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:34:51 +0000 Marshall Griffin 31727 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Railroad Bridge Opens Between St. Louis And Jefferson City Union Pacific says hunting near tracks may be deadly http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/union-pacific-says-hunting-near-tracks-may-be-deadly <p>Union Pacific Railroad is urging hunters to resist the temptation of hunting near railroad tracks.</p><p>The company says its tracks often run through newly harvested farm fields that attract wildlife. That can make railroad property attractive to hunters, but it's also a good way to get hit by a train.</p><p>It can take engineers a mile to stop, so they can't do much to avoid hitting someone on the tracks.&nbsp; Railroad cars hang out about three feet beyond the sides of the tracks, making it easy for someone standing near the tracks to be clipped by a car.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:47:25 +0000 The Associated Press 4636 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Union Pacific says hunting near tracks may be deadly