| May 21, 2012
| 6:50 PM
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — With its just-opened million-dollar makeover, the Union Pacific Railroad Museum beckons visitors of all ages to downtown Council Bluffs. But to get the full experience, be sure to bring a kid along.
Youngsters are more likely...
| May 3, 2012
State bullet train officials set the stage for possible legal challenges from powerful Central Valley farming interests by approving the environmental review for an initial section of track to be built from Merced to Fresno....
| Apr 15, 2012
| 6:19 PM
A man was found dead, apparently struck by a train, along a railroad line in Joliet early this morning, authorities said.
The man, 37 and from Joliet, was declared dead at 6:20 a.m. on the scene north of Zurich Road, east of McKinley Street in Joliet,...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 12:12 PM
The driver of a vehicle pushed off railroad tracks and onto its side Tuesday by a freight train in Wheaton was able to exit his vehicle on his own, Wheaton police said.
A 52-year-old Wheaton man was transported to Central DuPage Hospital for...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 2:10 PM
A Union Pacific Railroad conductor found a body alongside the tracks Monday morning.
The body was first spotted at 7 a.m. next to the tracks between Plumas Lake and Arboga.
Yuba County Sheriff’s deputies identified the body as 25-year-old...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Elden Hughes, a crusader for wild places and a leader of the Sierra Club's battles to protect desert wilderness from development and abuse, has died. He was 80.
Hughes, who died of prostate cancer early Sunday at his home in Joshua Tree, Calif., was a...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 5:02 PM
“Hell on Wheels” stars Common and Anson Mount sport “300”-worthy torsos during a brawl in the Western’s next episode—but don’t suggest to Common that those abs were spray-tanned on.
“No, we don’t...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 5:40 AM
Rapper-turned-movie-actor Common wasn't looking for a TV role, but something about Elam Ferguson drew him to AMC's new Western "Hell on Wheels."
"I hadn't seen any material written this great for a black character, especially of this time period, and I...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 2:02 PM
From the Great Pyramids to Hoover Dam, no massive, ambitious enterprise has ever come to fruition without a cost paid as much in blood and pain as in money -- and the First Transcontinental Railroad is no exception.
On Sunday, Nov. 6, AMC premieres "Hell...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 8:51 AM
From the Kansas Historical Society:
Automaker. Born: April 2, 1875, Wamego, Kansas. Married: Della V. Forker, of Ellis, Kansas, June 1901 (died 1938). Died: August 18, 1940 Great Neck, N.Y.
Walter Percy Chrysler was born April 2, 1875, in Wamego,...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 11:09 AM
Ground spraying to kill mosquitos will happen Friday or Saturday morning in the Stockton area.
The San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District say the spraying will take place from 3:30 to 6 a.m. either Friday, or Saturday depending on the...