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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Luxury party train between SoCal and Vegas: En route in 2013?

    Luxury party train between SoCal and Vegas: En route in 2013?
    Travelers headed to Las Vegas for some weekend fun may soon be able to begin their debauchery five hours earlier, if a proposed passenger train line between Southern California and Sin City materializes as planned next year. Las Vegas Railway Express...
  • 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....
  • U.S. attorney blasts wildfire proposal

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown’s new budget proposal includes a provision that would limit legal liability for causing wildfires, a clause that the U.S. attorney in Sacramento on Thursday blasted as a “fairly cynical attempt” to benefit the powerful...
  • Ex-Marine says tattoo with general's tough words got him fired

     
    A former Marine claims he got fired from his civilian job as a railroad conductor because he has a tattoo on his arm with the tough words uttered by a Marine general during the early part of the Iraq war....
  • Metrolink's commitment to safety reforms comes under scrutiny

    Within weeks of a commuter rail disaster in Chatsworth last fall, Metrolink engineers twice did the same thing that is suspected to have led to the deadly head-on collision with a freight train: They ran through red signal lights warning them to stop,...