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Railway Transportation

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  • Union Pacific 4Q profit jumps 22 percent as railroad hauls more freight, raises rates

    Union Pacific's fourth-quarter profit surged 22 percent as the railroad hauled more freight, raised rates and paid less for fuel. The Omaha, Nebraska, company beat Wall Street expectations on both net income and revenue, sending shares up more than 4...
  • Victim turned on tracks accidentally as train approached

    Victim turned on tracks accidentally as train approached
    The woman who died Friday night at the Main Street railroad crossing in Macungie had accidentally turned her vehicle onto the tracks, where it was stuck when a train came through, the Lehigh County coroner said Saturday. Carol J. Midei, 64, of...
  • Five questions with B&O Railroad Museum head Courtney Wilson

    Five questions with B&O Railroad Museum head Courtney Wilson
    It might deal in an industry's past, but the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore certainly has its eyes on the future. From increasing its role in early-childhood education in Baltimore to forming new ties with railroad museums in other countries, the self-...
  • Dangerous rail crossing in Elwood ordered shut

    Dangerous rail crossing in Elwood ordered shut
    The closing of a key road, heavily used by truckers, could force more semitrailers onto Interstate 80 near Joliet and underscores the need for the Illiana Tollway, according to state and Elwood officials. After a yearlong battle, the Illinois Commerce...
  • Delays a problem, but fewer late trains than 2014, Metra says

    Delays a problem, but fewer late trains than 2014, Metra says
    Metra's on-time performance so far this year has been subpar, with roughly 1 in every 10 trains late for its destination, but the agency says it learned from last winter's problems and has put those lessons into good use. The commuter rail agency's on-...
  • 8 inmates, 2 officers killed when prison bus skids off icy West Texas road, hits train

    A prison bus skidded off an icy Texas highway, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing freight train Wednesday, killing eight inmates and two corrections officers, including the bus driver, authorities said. The overpass on Interstate 20...
  • Families of women killed in Ellicott City derailment reach settlement with CSX

    Families of women killed in Ellicott City derailment reach settlement with CSX
    The families of two young women killed in the derailment of a CSX coal train in the heart of historic Ellicott City in the summer of 2012 have reached a settlement with the railroad. The terms of the settlement, reached in November, are confidential,...
  • Prison bus, freight train collide in Texas, killing at least 10

    At least 10 people were killed and five were injured Wednesday when a prison bus skidded off an icy overpass in West Texas and collided with a passing train, officials said. Ector County Sheriff Mark Donaldson said the bus careened off an Interstate...
  • Reality TV star hit by train was going for action shot, friends say

    Reality TV star hit by train was going for action shot, friends say
    Gregory Plitt, the fitness model and reality TV star killed Saturday, was filming video for his website, trying to get action shots, when he tripped and was struck by an oncoming train, friends said. "He just made a mistake," his friend Warren Coulter...
  • Reality TV star killed while filming video next to Metrolink track

    Reality TV star killed while filming video next to Metrolink track
    He was strong and confident, a West Point grad, former Army Ranger and TV bodybuilder with rippling arms and washboard abs. But when Greg Plitt tripped while running along a Metrolink track in Burbank on Saturday, he could do nothing to avoid being...
  • Southern Pacific Railroad’s Central Station

     
    In 1914, Southern Pacific began construction of Central Station - located at Fifth Street and Central Avenue....