| Jun 10, 2014
VIA Rail Canada's new "Prestige Class" sleeping cars will top all previous cars -- and anything on Amtrak, as well -- in providing the most comfortable and livable long-haul overnight rail accommodations. And the refurbished business-class cars for the busy Quebec to Windsor corridor will equal the best anywhere. That's the overall take-away from last week's press preview in Vancouver and a strong indication that, at least in Canada, rail retains an important niche in the overall transportation scheme.
| Aug 19, 2014
| 9:23 PM
5 a.m. Golf: Czech Masters first round.--Golf
9 a.m. Golf: Czech Masters first round.--Golf
11 a.m. Tennis: U.S. Open qualifying.--CBSSN
1 p.m. Tennis: Women’s Connecticut Open quarterfinal(in New Haven).--ESPN2
1 p.m. Baseball:...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 2:18 PM
A person riding a bicycle across train tracks in Elgin was pronounced dead overnight after being struck by a freight train, officials said.
Elgin police and fire department officials responded at 12:35 a.m. to the National Street Train Station after the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:39 PM
From the sidewalk in front of her apartment in Cicero, Yolanda Foster can see long freight trains and an endless line of trucks rumbling day and night through the sprawling rail yard across the street.
What she can't see are the clouds of microscopic...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 2:27 AM
A freight train derailment in Elgin won't disrupt Metra service as much as originally anticipated.
Metra originally said it would be running shuttle buses between Elgin's Chicago Street station and Bartlett station to get around the derailment. But...