| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:53 PM
George W. Hilton, a retired college professor, author and transportation economist whose works on railroads and shipping included the seminal history of Maryland's Ma & Pa Railroad, died Aug. 4 of heart failure at Lorien Health Park in Columbia. He was...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Amtrak trains were delayed for up to an hour Sunday evening after an old signal box along railroad tracks near the Howard Street bridge in North Baltimore caught fire, officials said.
Firefighters put out the one-alarm fire, which was reported at 5:26 p....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Heading into town from the west on U.S. 40, drivers take a bridge across the Susquehanna River and cut through treetops reaching up from another world below the rumbling road. It's green down there on Garrett Island, and busy with the activity of many...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:03 PM
About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:08 PM
A freight train struck a garbage truck Tuesday morning at the same street-level railroad crossing in Rosedale where a similar collision 15 months ago resulted in a fiery explosion.
The incident could have been far worse, considering what happened last...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 7:50 PM
The state's top watchdog issued the results Monday of two investigations at Metra, including a case that found a long-standing practice of falsifying work logs intended to ensure safety by limiting train crews' hours.
The other investigation...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Two major Eastern railroads have filed lawsuits against the Maryland Department of Environment to block it from disclosing their shipments of crude oil through the state, according to court records.
Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:42 AM
The Baltimore Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved a nearly $12 million contract for construction and repair work to replace a block of East 26th Street that collapsed amid heavy rains in Charles Village in April.
The contract covers a substantial...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 11:10 AM
Warning that the frequent railroad trains loaded with crude oil passing through the Chicago area are a “serious risk to public safety,” the City Council is calling for tighter restrictions on the shipments than federal officials proposed in...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Railroad operator CSX Transportation has filed a cross claim against the filmmakers behind "Midnight Rider," contending that the company twice denied them permission to film on train tracks where a Feb. 20 accident killed Sarah Jones and injured six...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 2:16 PM
The summer ended with more bad news from Metro-North.
The beleaguered railroad said Connecticut's costs for commuter rail service could jump 60 percent this year because of new labor contracts. This followed a string of miscues, track failures and...