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Railway Transportation

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  • Rail efficiency making big strides, administrator says

    Rail efficiency making big strides, administrator says
    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...
  • Amtrak rail service between Chicago and Rockford to begin in 2015

    Amtrak rail service between Chicago and Rockford to begin in 2015
    Long-sought plans to restore passenger rail service next year between Chicago and Rockford got a boost Thursday with the announcement of a new route. Service between the two cities stopped in 1981. The new Amtrak service will begin in late 2015 with...
  • Sell The Rail, Bridge Mess To Uncle Sam For $1

    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-...
  • Bungled Heist Of Silk Shipment Left Security Guard Dead

    MANCHESTER — Courant reporters 95 years ago figured prominently in the investigation of a bungled heist, playing a role that would be highly improbable today. In the case of The Great Silk Robbery, the "Courant Men," as they were called in their...
  • Unlock a historic stay with C&O Canal Quarters program

    Unlock a historic stay with C&O Canal Quarters program
    For anyone who enjoys bike riding or hiking, the path along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is special. Riding there on a recent chilly spring morning, I see the Potomac River to my left, serene in some spots, roaring with foamy fury in others. To my right,...
  • High-speed job creation for California

    During the recent election season, the California high-speed rail project came under attack once again, with candidates vowing to defund it. "Let's focus on real job creation," said GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari in one television commercial,...
  • Report: 'Midnight Rider' Director Says It Was 'Not My Job' to Obtain Permits to Shoot on Tracks

    Appearing at a court hearing on Monday, "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller said that other members of the crew were tasked with obtaining written permits to shoot on CSX train tracks on Feb. 20, when an oncoming freight train unexpectedly came on...
  • Soaring home prices spur a resurgence near USC

    Priced out of much of Los Angeles, young professionals are zeroing on several neighborhoods around USC and to the west, as the expanding Expo light rail line delivers new residents to the area. Communities such as Jefferson Park, Leimert Park and West...
  • Amtrak's vulnerability [Editorial]

    Amtrak's vulnerability  [Editorial]
    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...
  • Metra train kills pedestrian in Zion

    Metra train kills pedestrian in Zion
    A Metra train struck and killed a pedestrian near the Union Pacific-North Line's Zion station this afternoon, authorities said. UP-North Line Train No. 325 hit a male pedestrian near 27th Street in Zion, just south of the Zion station, about 2 p.m.,...
  • Oak Park police report: Man tries to lure boy into van; several bikes stolen; and more

    Oak Park police report: Man tries to lure boy into van; several bikes stolen; and more
    The following items were taken from Oak Park Police Department reports: A man desribed to be in his 30s with a beard and his hair in dreadlocks tried to lure an Oak Park boy into his white Chevrolet van on the 600 block of South Ridgeland Avenue at 2:35...