Union Pacific urges safety ahead of solar eclipse

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OMAHA, Neb. — A solar eclipse on Aug. 21 has Union Pacific railroad officials reminding the public to be safe along railroad property. The railroad is urging the public to not walk on or alongside railroad tracks or congregate near the right-of-way during the eclipse.

The eclipse’s viewing path will cover about 150 miles of Union Pacific's triple-track mainline through Nebraska, including a section of North Platte, Neb., that astronomy fans say will provide optimal viewing. Other good vantage points will include the southern edge of the Powder River Basin in Wyoming; Crawford and Alliance, Neb., on BNSF Railway's coal and freight corridor; and other locations in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, and into North Carolina.

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