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  • New train safety system unveiled with '08 Metrolink crash in mind

    New train safety system unveiled with '08 Metrolink crash in mind
    Transportation officials are scheduled to unveil a safety measure Monday morning designed to keep trains from colliding even in case of human error. The system uses global positioning system technology to keep track of trains, and if two get too close or...
  • Army Corps Of Engineers Levee Repair Tries To Beat Weather

    Army Corps Of Engineers Levee Repair Tries To Beat Weather
    The Army Corps of Engineers and its contractors are working extra hours in an effort to complete levee repairs before winter rains set in. In Marysville a two thousand foot section of levee protecting the city from the Feather and Yuba Rivers is being...
  • 'Wooo!' Amtrak train briefly hits 111 mph in test run

    'Wooo!' Amtrak train briefly hits 111 mph in test run
    ABOARD AMTRAK TEST TRAIN – The fierce, unresolved debate over whether the U.S. can afford to invest billions of dollars on high-speed passenger rail seemed to fall by the wayside, at least temporarily, in the heartland on Friday when an Amtrak train...
  • Firefighters Struggle to Fight Fire Near Tracks

    Firefighters Struggle to Fight Fire Near Tracks
    A huge plume of black smoke rose from below i-80 near Arden Way Thursday afternoon, stopping passing firefighters. A FOX40 crew was along Arden Way when they saw the smoke rising from an area north of the highway, near a homeless camp and train tracks....
  • Freight trains collide in Oklahoma

    Freight trains collide in Oklahoma
    It was a bad weekend in Goodwell, Oklahoma. Two Union Pacific Railroad freight trains crashed, in the Oklahoma panhandle Sunday morning, creating a field of debris that looked like something out of a Hollywood movie. The crash sparked a diesel fire...
  • A spectacular salute to the Iron Horse

     A spectacular salute to the Iron Horse
    Chicago Railroad Fair was a months-long, over-the-top, "make no small plans," World's Fair-like lakefront exposition celebrating all things train. In hopes of drumming up interest in his infant railroad — a long-shot gamble — William Ogden on...
  • Freight train hits car in Wheaton, driver able to escape

    Freight train hits car in Wheaton, driver able to escape
    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...
  • New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez: We 'are not under-taxed; the government has simply over-spent'

     
    Nation's first Latina governor vows to veto new taxes and insists on cutting spending and waste....
  • Inside the Ames Straw Poll and what else to watch for

     
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry may steal some political thunder from the traditional Republican Ames Straw Poll....
  • Huntington Library sets shows on American history, Chinese mirrors

     
    Two American history shows -- one looking at the sweeping changes spawned by the transcontinental railroad and the other at how Civil War photographs influenced the ways the nation grieved -- will highlight the 2012 exhibition season at the Huntington.......
  • Central Valley farm groups threaten to sue over bullet train plan

     
    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....