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BNSF railroad tries to block 17,000 workers from striking


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2nd woman convicted of railroad track sabotage in Washington


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New $25 billion deal would create 1st Canada-U.S.-Mexico railroad


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New $25 billion deal would create 1st Canada-U.S.-Mexico railroad


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Security camera catches speeding Tesla going airborne after hitting railroad tracks

Security camera catches speeding Tesla going airborne after hitting railroad tracksTeslas are well known for their acceleration, but flying? A Canadian man caught some serious air after speeding over a railroad crossing in Barrie, Canada, on Tuesday at around 8 p.m. local time. A security camera happened to catch the incident, and holy crap. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk opens up about the personal toll Tesla is taking on him The 46-year-old driver "became airborne and crashed over 100 feet into the opposing lane," according to Barrie Today. The Tesla skidded after landing, and eventually hit a tree in a parking lot. Considering Teslas are, you know, not supposed to fly, it's not surprising that the four-door vehicle, which appears to be a sedan, was totaled. The exact model was not released.  Global News reports that the driver of the vehicle was charged with dangerous driving, and was treated at the hospital for minor injuries along with a passenger. Thankfully, no other vehicles were involved.  Teslas are relatively heavy cars thanks to the electric battery, so it's safe to say that the vehicle's impressive acceleration capabilities did help the vehicle go airborne, though given the charges it appears that police are blaming the driver. Here's what the driver saw before liftoff:  Image: screenshot/google mapsA Redditor who claims to live in the area said it's quite easy to get airborne on the tracks: "I live near here and you literally just need to be going 30 to get air. The guy is a moron." WATCH: Say goodbye to your crutches with this hands-free alternative



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GOP train crash: Railroad crossing safety arms face scrutiny

GOP train crash: Railroad crossing safety arms face scrutinyCROZET, Va. (AP) — The lead investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board said it's too early to say whether the safety arms at a rural Virginia crossing were working when a train carrying GOP members of Congress slammed into a trash truck, killing one truck passenger.



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GOP train crash: Railroad crossing safety arms face scrutiny

GOP train crash: Railroad crossing safety arms face scrutinyCROZET, Va. (AP) — The lead investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board said it's too early to say whether the safety arms at a rural Virginia crossing were working when a train carrying GOP members of Congress slammed into a trash truck, killing one truck passenger.



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Through darkness to light: Photographs along the Underground Railroad

Through darkness to light: Photographs along the Underground RailroadThrough Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad,” a traveling exhibition by photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales presents a remarkable series of images taken in the dead of night that reveal historical sites, cities and places that freedom-seekers passed through, including homes of abolitionists who offered them sanctuary.



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Deadly bus-train wreck puts railroad crossing under scrutiny

Deadly bus-train wreck puts railroad crossing under scrutinyJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The site of a train-tour bus crash that killed four people in Mississippi has a troubling history of accidents, including two this year, local and federal officials said Wednesday.



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