Train Collides With Truck Carrying Gasoline In Contra Costa County

Repost from The Contra Costa Times
[Editor: This happened just outside the Point Edith Wildlife Area and less than a mile from the Waterbird Regional Preserve.  I have not been able to determine what, if anything, the train was carrying.  If you hear more on this, please send me an email (rogrmail at beniciaindependent dot com).  – RS]

Contra Costa: Union Pacific Railroad train collides with truck

Bay City News, 02/01/2015
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View from Waterfront Road toward Solano Way. (Google Street View)

A Union Pacific Railroad train collided with a tractor-trailer carrying gasoline in Contra Costa County on Saturday night, a spokesman said.

The collision occurred shortly before 10 p.m. at Waterfront Road and Solano Way, Union Pacific Railroad spokesman Aaron Hunt said.

The intersection is northeast of Martinez and east of Pacheco Creek.

The train crew and truck driver were not injured, Hunt said.

On Sunday, trains were running on the line where the collision occurred, he said.

The collision remains under investigation.

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