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Railway Transportation

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  • Driver panic, confusion common in path of oncoming train

    Driver panic, confusion common in path of oncoming train
    Your car is trapped between the crossing gates, and a train is speeding down the tracks, its horn blaring, its lights blazing in your direction. What do you do? Hit the gas pedal and crash through the gate, or ditch your car and start running, experts...
  • A decade of deadly train crashes for Metrolink

    A decade of deadly train crashes for Metrolink
    Metrolink has seen two multi-fatality crashes in the last decade and has focused considerable attention on improving safety and public confidence. Here is a review from The Times' archives:  What were the earlier crashes? In 2005, a Glendale crash...
  • Train collides with trailer in Rosedale, no injuries reported

    Train collides with trailer in Rosedale, no injuries reported
    A train collided with a vehicle in Rosedale Monday morning, Baltimore County fire officials said, less than two miles from the site of a significant derailment and explosion in 2013 along the same rail line. The crash was reported around 8:35 a.m. on...
  • Train 'quiet zones' further off than first hoped in Franklin Park

    An effort to create a "quiet zone" for train horns in Franklin Park and River Grove will take longer than originally thought. "We were hoping we could get it done in 2015," said Brad Clark of Hancock Engineering. "It's looking like late 2016 based on the...
  • 11 cars of train derail in eastern Iowa; 3 cars catch fire

    11 cars of train derail in eastern Iowa; 3 cars catch fire
    Eleven cars of a freight train derailed Wednesday in a rural area in eastern Iowa where local authorities said three cars caught fire and three more plunged into the Mississippi River. Ten of the derailed cars on the eastbound Canadian Pacific train...
  • York may spend $1.27 million to prevent train derailment near Route 17

    York may spend $1.27 million to prevent train derailment near Route 17
    The mile-long train carrying North Dakota crude oil to Yorktown that derailed, burst into flames and shut down two water treatment plants in West Virginia has York County officials trying to prevent a local worst-case scenario — a train derailment...
  • Witnesses testify to finding woman's body on Geneva railroad tracks

    Witnesses testify to finding woman's body on Geneva railroad tracks
    When Kathleen King's lifeless body was found on the Union Pacific railroad tracks in Geneva last summer, the scene struck Kane County Deputy Coroner Lisa Gilbert as odd. "Our investigation always begins with where the body is found," Gilbert told jurors...
  • Noise-mitigating improvements near railroad can be refunded up to $9,500

    Noise-mitigating improvements near railroad can be refunded up to $9,500
    Residents living near the Canadian National Railroad may now have more of the money they spent on noise-mitigating home improvements reimbursed by the village. At a March 2 board meeting, village officials approved a resolution to reimburse residents...
  • Elgin-made Lincoln funeral train won't be recreating original journey

    Elgin-made Lincoln funeral train won't be recreating original journey
    Short of funds, the Elgin-made re-creation of the Abraham Lincoln funeral train car will participate in the reenactment of Lincoln's burial in Springfield in May. But it won't retrace the steps that Lincoln's body took on its rail journey from...
  • West Glenview residents fight proposal to add train lines

     West Glenview residents fight proposal to add train lines
    West Glenview residents want to block a proposed project to build a freight train holding yard in their neighborhood. The tracks would be added to existing Union Pacific rail lines from about West Lake Avenue to past Willow Road near Shermer Road to...
  • Study: Oil trains pose risk to region

    Study: Oil trains pose risk to region
    Oil trains coursing through Pennsylvania put a sizable portion of the state's population at risk daily, including tens of thousands of Lehigh Valley residents, according to two reports released Monday. Living within the potential evacuation zone of an...