| 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...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 4:33 AM
Around 600 gallons of diesel fuel were spilled when a Union Pacific Railroad train derailed on Harbor Island Monday night.
The Washington Department of Ecology, Union Pacific Railroad, the U.S. Coast Guard, Seattle Public Utilities and a cleanup...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Mar 2, 2009
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,...
| Jul 22, 2008
| 5:32 PM
| Jul 18, 2007
On a summer night, regulars at Traxx in Union Station know to ask for a table in the beautiful garden patio out back where tables are set under towering old jacarandas. With lanterns hanging from the trees in the broad grassy courtyard, and the landmark...
| Mar 21, 2010
| 7:52 AM
INDUSTRY-- The death of a Union Pacific rail worker, who killed when the pickup truck he was in was struck by a Metrolink train in the eastern San Gabriel Valley, was under investigation Sunday.
The collision was reported at 9:27 a.m. Saturday near where...
| Jul 15, 2010
| 4:36 PM
Ann M. Simmons wrote a moving article July 5 about Lee Wesley Gibson, who at 100 was believed to be the oldest living Pullman porter -- one of the uniformed railway men who served first-class passengers in a trainâs luxurious......