Woman on Railroad Tracks Killed by Train

From Times Staff Reports

A 50-year-old woman collecting spikes from a railroad track south of Mussel Shoals was killed about 10:15 a.m. Friday when she was hit by an Amtrak Surfliner train.

Engineers, who saw the woman as she bent over the tracks, sounded the horn and attempted to stop the southbound train. The identity of the woman will not be released until relatives are notified.

None of the 155 passengers was injured.