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Fire Burns Sacramento Rail Trestle
Barry Mcconaghey | March 17, 2007 at 03:36 amby
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March 16, 2007 California - A 300-foot stretch of an elevated railroad trestle caught fire and partially collapsed Thursday evening, sending a dramatic wall of thick, black smoke thousands of feet into the air and disrupting rail traffic. The blaze forced Amtrak to halt a westbound train from Reno to Sacramento, said George Elsmore, railroad operations and safety program manager for the California Public Utilities Commission. Freight traffic also was disrupted throughout Northern California. "This ...