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While the law, which went into effect July 1, is designed to stop trains from blocking railroad crossings for more than 10 minutes, some note its many exemptions still could allow trains to legally clog intersections for 20 minutes or longer.

The Big Boy No. 4014 steam locomotive rolled out of a Union Pacific restoration shop in Cheyenne over the weekend for a big debut after five years of restoration. It then headed toward Utah as part of a yearlong tour to commemorate the Transcontinental Railroad's 150th anniversary.

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The city, Oklahoma Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration are working on the project, which would widen the roadway on Cleveland to four lanes from the railroad tracks to Willow and connect four-lane arterial streets to the north and south. The project would total about 2,500 feet of road. 

FORT WORTH, Texas — Nail by nail, construction of the Texas and Pacific Railway was integral to Fort Worth’s history. In the 1800s, the city prospered as citizens awaited the finished product.