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Railway Transportation

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  • Durbin calls for increased railroad tanker safety

     Durbin calls for increased railroad tanker safety
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and local leaders in three northwest suburbs Wednesday called for increased safety in railroad tank cars and continued oversight of the former Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway, or EJ&E, which runs through a congested area of...
  • Many more oil trains crossing Nebraska, Iowa this spring

    The number of trains carrying at least a million gallons of volatile crude oil across Nebraska and Iowa surged this spring to as many as 30 a week. BNSF railroad has told emergency management officials in both states that it is now hauling 20 to 30...
  • Wally Ely: Trolley service could be a boon to downtown Allentown

    When my friend Rick Geho suggested to me some time back that Allentown needed and deserved a downtown trolley line, I dismissed the thought as wishful thinking. Later information that has come to my attention indicates that Rick was probably right....
  • York officials satisfied with CSX repairs for now

    York officials satisfied with CSX repairs for now
    After several years of York County officials asking railroad company CSX to repair erosion near two culverts that run under CSX's track at the Poquoson River headwaters, and a recent train derailment in West Virginia, CSX has completed a long-awaited two-...
  • FBI offers $300,000 reward 20 years after train derailment

    The FBI announced a $310,000 reward Friday for information leading to an arrest for the sabotage of an Amtrak train that derailed in the Arizona desert nearly 20 years ago. The Sunset Limited passenger train plunged into a dry gulch killing a crewman and...
  • Wyoming man steals train, goes on joyride, gets probation

    A Wyoming man who stole a train from a coal mine and took it for a joyride because he was mad at his boss was sentenced Friday to serve probation and pay restitution. Derek Skyler Brux, 22, will be on supervised release for five years and pay over $63,...
  • Schumer: More inspectors needed for railroad bridges

    Sen. Chuck Schumer says the U.S. needs more inspectors to properly inspect privately owned train bridges. The Democrat told reporters Thursday that he has written to the Federal Railroad Administration urging the hiring of additional inspectors. Most of...
  • Will All Aboard transform Florida as others rails have?

    Will All Aboard transform Florida as others rails have?
    Railroads have shaped Florida ever since the first line harnessed mules to pull cartloads of cotton from Tallahassee to the Gulf of Mexico in the mid-1830s. They were the driving force that transformed the state from a hostile wildness into a thriving...
  • Draft state report: Oil train regs largely up to Feds

    Draft state report: Oil train regs largely up to Feds
    A state task force assembled after an oil train derailment in Lynchburg last year is poised to recommend a number of changes, including more track inspections, more emergency crew training for emergency crews and a better flow of information about...
  • Crude oil continues to flow through Maryland amid debate about safety

    Crude oil continues to flow through Maryland amid debate about safety
    Increasing worry about crude oil shipments through Maryland in recent years by state lawmakers, environmental activists and local residents has done little to slow those shipments down. Axeon Speciality Products moved nearly 57 million gallons of crude...
  • BNSF railroad adds new safety rules for crude oil trains

    BNSF has started taking additional safety measures for crude oil shipments because of four recent high-profile derailments in the U.S. and Canada, the railroad said Monday. Under the changes, BNSF is slowing down crude oil trains to 35 mph in cities with...