| 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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:45 PM
A massive program to improve the efficiency of the Chicago area’s rail network has made significant progress, said the head of the federal agency that overseas the nation’s railroads.
But Joseph Szabo of the Federal Railroad Administration...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Everybody needs a hobby, and it's a shame that authorities are picking on Jonathan Lee Riches just because he has found a way to pass the lonely hours out there in the rolling hills of Centre County, especially if he is unable to see much of that...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 11:38 AM
Rail commuters along the shore have become used to delayed trains, lack of seats and annual fare hikes. They aren't happy, but have no real alternatives to get to their jobs.
But adding insult to literal injury, now they have to contend with a 118-year-...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Robert J. "Chief" Hunter, a career railroader who retired from Amtrak, died of heart failure Wednesday at Little Flower Manor nursing home in Darby, Pa. The former Lutherville resident was 91.
The son of Robert Hunter, a shipyard worker, and Delia...
| May 19, 2014
| 1:52 PM
SunRail was running on time this evening, despite an accident earlier in the day in which a train heading into the Maitland station struck a car stalled on the tracks at the intersection of Packwood and Maitland avenues.
This is the first day the...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:42 PM
SunRail ran largely on time and with plenty of seats available Monday, despite one train demolishing a luxury car that was stalled on the tracks in Maitland.
No one was seriously hurt in the second accident in as many weeks for SunRail, although the 28-...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Are you ready to trade snow boots for flip-flops?
You've never needed a little fun in the sun more than now after a winter that's repeatedly buried us in snow and ice -- even in the South -- and given us school snow days that have...
| May 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
My recent column on the joys of traveling alone launched a steady flow of email from readers who shared their own stories of solo travel. Far more was submitted than can fit here, but this is a sampling. Submissions were edited for space.
I went alone...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:42 AM
No doubt there were some lumps in throats at Amtrak headquarters last month when they heard the words "collapse" and "rail line" in Baltimore. As it happens, it was a CSX freight line that was affected by the loss of a 120-year-old retaining wall in...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:35 PM
After three days of pageants and parades on Alameda Street with half a million spectators, Union Station opened on May 7, 1939. It was a Sunday.
A man jumped from a Pullman car window to claim bragging rights as the first passenger to arrive by train....