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Drivers, Pedestrians Be on the Lookout: Train Coming to Hamilton City

The sheriff wants everyone to take extra precautions as the a train will once again run through Hamilton City - and there are not crossing guards and lights at every rail intersection.

Posted: Jan 8, 2019 4:41 AM
Updated: Jan 8, 2019 7:31 AM

Hamilton City, Calif.-- This week in Hamilton City, the train is set to return to drop agricultural products at Nutrien Ag, at the old Holly Sugar Plant.

What you won't see is flashing lights or crossing rails at every track.

Keep in mind, the train is going pretty slow, but nevertheless, the Glenn County Sheriff wants people who live here - or just drive through - to be on the lookout, and always check before crossing.

There are a lot of homes around one side of the tracks here, but don't worry about the train keeping you up at all hours - it'll run through town just one or two times a week.

For now, and it is expected to come during the daytime only.

If you're in the ag business, it could mean a new job.

The county's development director says the service will add 15 to 20 jobs over the next 5 years, all for local people who will live here in the county.

While Hamilton City is the only one to re-open rail service, the company Nutrien Ag will use the train to drop products in Butte, Tehama, Sutter and Colusa counties.

If you're worried about more congestion or a disruption of the small-town feel in Hamilton City, don't be- county officials, the sheriff, all say this should not cause any hold-ups.

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