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North Carolina Issues Warning Against Taking Pictures on Railroad Tracks

Transportation officials and railroad companies are sounding a warning: Active railroad tracks are a bad backdrop for prom pictures or selfies. With the season for graduations and prom portraits underway, North Carolina’s transportation and public school agencies this month are …

Recent Wrecks Belie Railroads’ Safety Record

It’s easy to think the railroads are unsafe when there are pictures of burning, derailed cars on the nightly news. But the nation’s railroads are actually safer than ever, government statistics show. Derailments and crossing accidents have steadily declined nationwide …