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Nebraska school team photo halts rail traffic

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 2, 2014 at 5:45 am •  Published: September 2, 2014
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NORTH BEND, Neb. (AP) — A Union Pacific railroad official says the halting of trains because a Nebraska school volleyball team was using tracks for a team photo shows how seriously the railroad takes safety issues.

On Thursday trains were halted near North Bend after rail workers discovered the North Bend Central volleyball team was on the tracks.

Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis told the Fremont Tribune that U.P. operates about 50 trains a day in the North Bend corridor, "so it's extremely dangerous to be in and around the tracks, because you just never know when a train's going to come."

School district superintendent Dan Endorf says none of the volleyball players has been punished and that no teachers or school administrators were part of the photo shoot.