| Aug 9, 2014
| 6:17 AM
A 44-year-old Breinigsville woman who was struck by a train in Topton Friday night committed suicide, according to state police at Reading.
Investigators identified the victim as Paula Louise Theres, whose last known address was on Siegfriedale Road....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Norfolk Southern Corp. reported record profit of $562 million, a 21 percent increase, in the second quarter. The RailJournal.com reports that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is helping boost the railroad company's revenue.
Revenue increased 9 percent...
| 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...
| Jul 14, 2014
As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show.
Although mile-long trains hauling...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 9:46 AM
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern freight train late Saturday in Aberdeen.
A man was on the Amtrak tracks in the 300 block of South Phildelphia Boulevard just before midnight Saturday when he was hit by a freight train heading...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:38 PM
State and federal transportation officials studying the replacement of an aged rail tunnel beneath Baltimore are opening the discussion to local residents and Amtrak and MARC commuters.
The 1.4-mile Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel, considered a key bottleneck...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Q: A few years ago, PennDOT bought and demolished the Ackermanville Store in an effort to remove a hazardous curve on Route 191. I have heard that PennDOT now intends to abandon those plans, and instead demolish a house on the downstream side of the...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Part of a shipment of semiautomatic assault rifles was stolen this week from a freight train container at a rail yard in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, federal authorities and a railroad spokesman said.
The 13 Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:10 PM
A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about the theft of more than a dozen semiautomatic assault rifles from a freight container at a rail yard in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood earlier this month.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Last week a few would-be Newport News council members said they wanted to wait on the results of a coal-dust study before coming to any conclusions about how the city might better cope with coal stockpiles at two coal export piers and the uncovered CSX...
| Apr 5, 2014
PORTSMOUTH — A long line of 700 Jeeps sat parked in a lot under an overpass in Portsmouth on a recent afternoon.
The vehicles had been moved by train from a Toledo, Ohio, plant where Chrysler manufactures Wranglers and Cherokees. They arrived on...