| 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:...
| 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...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 8:10 PM
Two adolscent boys suffered serious injuries when they jumped off a train box car near Fullerton Avenue and Pulaski Road in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood on the Northwest Side, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
One is 14 years old and the...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 3:52 PM
It's become an annual traditoin, the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train comes chugging through the midwest, stopping to spread cheer through the north suburbs.
The locomotive is covered in thousands of LED lights. A car at the center has a flip down stage,...