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Union Pacific RR worker killed in industrial accident near Tucson

A worker on the Union Pacific railway died on the job this weekend in an industrial accident east of Tucson, officials said. James Morgan was fatally injured Sunday while working on the rail line in the Vail area.... Read more»

'Big Boy' steam locomotive draws hundreds to Downtown Tucson

Hundreds headed downtown Thursday morning to see one of the world's largest functioning steam locomotives power its way through Tucson, as part of a year-long trip to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad. ... Read more»

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Preservation alert: Phoenix Union Station

The most precious treasure of old downtown Phoenix is in flux. This could provide the city a long-overdue opportunity. Or it could go sideways in a hurry. I'm writing, of course, about Union Station.... Read more»

Making tracks: Springsteen releases new song 'Tucson Train'

Tucson's history is that of a railroad town, and the Boss has long had a lyrical fascination with rail travel: they come together in his just-released song, "Tucson Train."... Read more»

Along proposed commuter rail line, leaders see growth potential

A lot would have to happen before a commuter rail line passes through Queen Creek, but Mayor Gail Barney sees great potential in the idea.... Read more»

Approval of Tucson-Phoenix passenger rail celebrated

A statewide rail plan that would start by linking Tucson and Phoenix is a step toward giving Arizona residents a transportation option that would relieve traffic congestion and improve air quality, an interest group contends.... Read more»1


Tangerine closed for railroad repairs Wed-Thurs

Tangerine Road will be closed at the railroad tracks directly east of I-10 for emergency repairs by the Union Pacific Railroad.... Read more»