Train

An Orange resident apparently struck by a train suffered serious injuries Nov. 12, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD). 

According to a news release from OPD, dispatch received a call from the Union Pacific Railroad shortly after 1 a.m. on Nov. 12 reporting a train had struck an individual they said was lying on the railroad tracks. Officer arrived at the scene minutes later and discovered a 32-year-old man lying on the west side of the tracks with serious injuries. 

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Police in Beaumont have released the identity of a woman found dead on the train tracks March 2.

The Beaumont Police Department reports officers responded to Broadway at First Street in reference to a deceased person at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night. When police arrived, they discovered a black female deceased on the railroad tracks. It was apparent to officers that the woman had been run over by a train. Investigators reportedly found no evidence of foul play.

The victim has been identified as Bertha Thomas, a 47-year-old Beaumont woman.

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The isters line up in front of the Beaumont Amtrak station ready for their train

Five sisters took a train ride from Beaumont to New Orleans on the Sunset Limited, but the trip was more than destination points – it was a journey through time as the siblings relived their youth while images of old homes and haunts materialized outside the window as they rolled along.

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KCS Holiday Express train

Kansas City Southern’s 15th annual Holiday Express train will stop in 20 communities in seven states on 24 dates, including at the KCS Yard at 4095 S. Martin Luther King Parkway in Beaumont on Saturday, Nov. 28.

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Police say they’re trying to sort out the details behind the death of a man who was apparently struck by a train Tuesday night, Oct. 8.

According to a BPD press release, police responded to the Union Pacific railroad tracks that run parallel to the 3800 block of Hollywood Street.

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At the city of Orange’s Jan. 25 meeting, elected leaders were bombarded by pleas from several residents to make a 3.5 mile stretch of the city a designated “quiet zone” for train horns. And, although council representatives were prohibited by law from responding to the comments, city staffers indicated the proposal was already being explored. On March 8, an answer to the citizen plights was given in the form of a quiet zone that spans an area from Main Avenue to Cordrey Avenue and shutting off W. John Avenue, W. Orange Avenue and W. Pine Avenue crossings.

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