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A 58-year-old Killeen woman died late Tuesday night after tripping on railroad tracks and getting hit by a train near 10th Street in Killeen.
A pedestrian crosses the tracks at sunset Wednesday in front of the Killeen Train Depot. In 1870, Texas had 600 miles of track. A peak was reached in 1932 with 17,078 miles. Total rail mileage in Texas is still higher than any other state.
The last rays of sun hit the tracks Wednesday at the old depot in Killeen.
A freight train crosses North Grey Street in Killeen on Wednesday.
A railroad worker waits for the liquid steel to cool during maintenance work Tuesday on the tracks in Killeen. The steel can reach almost 500 degrees.
Allen Mitchell, a railroad worker, files steel during maintenance work on the tracks Tuesday in Killeen.
A train of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway arrives Tuesday in Killeen.
The last rays of sunlight hit the railroad tracks in Killeen on Wednesday.
A train passes trough the Killeen Depot transporting military vehicles. The presence of the railway was an important factor in the Army's decision to establish Camp Hood after World War II. In 1950, Camp Hood changed its name to Fort Hood and was declared a permanent post.
Two Burlington Northern Santa Fe trains approach Killeen.
A train on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway line passes the Killeen Train Depot. The Santa Fe Railroad is an essential part of the history of Killeen. Since its founding in 1882 as a shipping station for cattle and cotton, Killeen has grown significantly.
A Historical Marker near the front door of the building explains the founding of Killeen in 1882. The first Depot was destroyed by fire, and workers of the Santa Fe line built the second one in 1913. The city of Killeen acquired the building in 1982 and moved it 350 feet west and 350 feet west of its original location.
A passer-by leaves the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce building, formerly the Killeen train Depot. Frank P. Killeen, the Assistant Manager of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad named the city in 1882, when the railroad arrived at a small farming community known as Palo Alto. In May 1882, when the first train passed through the city, no more than 40 people lived in Killeen.
BNSF Railway Company will close Grimes Crossing and Big Divide roads in Copperas Cove where the street intersects the railroad tracks today.
John Wesley III, right, talks to interested attendees about jobs at BNSF Railway during the Army Career and Alumni Program summer job fair Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Abrams Physical Fitness Center at Fort Hood.
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The Citizens for Soldiers club will have its monthly meeting and workday from noon to 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Belton Senior Activity Center, 842 S. Mitchell St., Belton.