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Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 10, 2002

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Train carries a message of safety

By Masaaki Harada, Tribune staff writer

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Some of an audience of 178 passengers enjoy a ride on a 1940s

vintage rail car. The train, operated by the Union Pacific, ran

between Mason City, Iowa, and Owatonna for the company’s campaign

to reduce railroad accidents.Monitors on board showed 200 law

enforcement officers and other emergency personnel live scenes

from a video camera placed in front of the train, and helped the

participants understand how drivers were behaving at crossings

when the train was approaching.