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  • Slow pace of rail recovery stirs fear of future woes

    TORONTO (Reuters) - More than eight months after an extreme winter began snarling North American rail traffic, a Reuters analysis of industry data shows delays lingering, raising the risk of a second winter of chaos on the rails. Across the continent's...
  • Technology inspires new generation of train watchers

      Technology inspires new generation of train watchers
    While Metra commuters file onto their usual trains at Ogilvie Transportation Center, Fred Van Dorpe frantically weaves from one platform to the next with a hand-held video camera strapped to his palm. In a matter of minutes, the 20-year-old from Chicago...
  • Connecticut's Beaches Great For Hiking

    Connecticut's Beaches Great For Hiking
    If there is a month for walking on beach sand, nature's coastal cushion, it is August. Usually a hot and humid month in Connecticut, to be sure, but that is part of the allure of beach walking. When the air is stifling and motionless inland, there often...
  • Mayor's effort to beautify the rail lines is appalling [Letter]

    Mayor's effort to beautify the rail lines is appalling [Letter]
    I am saddened and appalled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's priorities, as expressed on the front page of The Baltimore Sun Wednesday morning ("Next stop: A more attractive ride," Aug. 6). Perhaps she cares about the citizens of her city, but one would...
  • Family: Woman may have gone to help brother when both hit by train

    Family: Woman may have gone to help brother when both hit by train
    Even as children growing up in their Lawndale neighborhood, Berry and Margaret Huddleston were inseparable siblings, their family members and close friends said. Although she was younger, whenever Margaret Huddleston ventured out from the West Side home...
  • Best foot forward [Editorial]

    Best foot forward  [Editorial]
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to beautify the approaches to Baltimore for visitors arriving by rail may seem like a triumph of style over substance in efforts to revitalize the city's image. But first impressions really do count, and the mayor...
  • Walk for health, discounts at Hampton's Peninsula Town Center

    Walk for health, discounts at Hampton's Peninsula Town Center
    HAMPTON — Shoppers at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton can now take a one-mile measured walk around the mall to receive the health benefits of exercise while being rewarded with discounts at several featured stores. The partnership between the mall,...
  • 'The Train Campaign' Heads To The Northwest Corner

    Restoring passenger train service from Grand Central Terminal to the Berkshires would offer northwestern Connecticut a potential economic bonanza, according to the railroad company that's trying to build support for the idea. Skeptics dismiss the...
  • Mikulski, Cummings back long-term rail funds

    Mikulski, Cummings back long-term rail funds
    Two Maryland lawmakers joined Amtrak and Obama administration officials at Penn Station on Monday morning to call for long-term federal funding of transportation projects — pointing to Baltimore's 141-year-old passenger rail tunnel as a prime...
  • Letter: Station fixes neglect railway passengers

    I had not paid much attention to the past news reports about the vaunted Intermodal hub at the Burbank Airport but a few weeks ago I wondered how it had enhanced the Amtrak stop there because I needed to pick up family members arriving on the train from...
  • Railroad signal box by Howard Street bridge catches fire, delays trains

    Railroad signal box by Howard Street bridge catches fire, delays trains
    Amtrak trains were delayed for up to an hour Sunday evening after an old signal box along railroad tracks near the Howard Street bridge in North Baltimore caught fire, officials said. Firefighters put out the one-alarm fire, which was reported at 5:26 p....