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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Free Train Rides

Want to see the Rathdrum Prairie from a different viewpoint? Try doing it from a train. And for free. The Union Pacific Railroad is offering free train rides on June 22 in an effort to prevent collisions at rail crossings.

Tickets for the rides are available starting today at the Idaho State Police office at 615 W. Wilbur Ave. in Coeur d’Alene.

Three trips are planned, with departures at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. The trip route is along tracks near Greensferry Road between Hayden and Prairie avenues, north of Post Falls.

Union Pacific is joining Idaho Operation Lifesaver in calling attention to the dangers of rail crossings. 286 people were killed nationwide in 2008 in collisions involving vehicles and trains while 453 deaths involved pedestrians and trains.

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