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Railway Transportation

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  • Grain shipments from Midwest remain slow

    Regulators said Monday that the Canadian Pacific Railway, one of two key railroads that serve Minnesota farmers, isn't making enough progress in shipping a huge backlog of grain. Millions of bushels of corn and soybeans from 2013's harvest are still in...
  • City, CSX agree to split East 26th Street repair costs

    City, CSX agree to split East 26th Street repair costs
    The city of Baltimore and CSX Transportation have agreed to split the cost of rebuilding the one-block retaining wall that collapsed along East 26th Street in Charles Village, ending months of negotiations over who was responsible and how much taxpayers...
  • George W. Hilton, college professor

    George W. Hilton, college professor
    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...
  • 'The Train Campaign' Heads To The Northwest Corner

    Restoring passenger train service from Grand Central Terminal to the Berkshires would offer northwestern Connecticut a potential economic bonanza, according to the railroad company that's trying to build support for the idea. Skeptics dismiss the...
  • CTA narrows field for south Red Line route

     CTA narrows field for south Red Line route
    The route of the planned CTA Red Line extension on the Far South Side will run either immediately east or west of a freight railroad right of way, a decision that narrows five alternatives for the estimated $2.3 billion project down to two "desirable...
  • Train kills man who was sitting on railroad tracks in Encinitas

    A train hit and killed a 40-year-old man sitting on the railroad tracks in Encinitas early Saturday, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said. Witnesses say the man was sitting on the tracks with his head in his hands and "looking downward"...
  • The rumble and the risk to life along the tracks

     The rumble and the risk to life along the tracks
    Late Thursday afternoon, Kenneth Reed was in his backyard when he heard something strange up on the railroad tracks. "A sound I never heard in all the 45 years I been on this block," he said Friday, standing next to the train embankment on South Homan...
  • Berkshire Hathaway shares top $200,000 for the first time

    Berkshire Hathaway shares top $200,000 for the first time
    Berkshire Hathaway's Class A shares on Thursday hit $200,000 for the first time, making it more than 60 times more valueable than the next most-expensive stock listed on U.S. exchanges. The milestone further validates CEO Warren Buffett's vision for...
  • A drive down Memory Lane to the 'old' Route 309-Emaus Avenue interchange

     
    I received a number of thoughtful commentaries in response to Monday's (July 28) column regarding Allentonian Alberto Tineo's proposal to add an additional exit-ramp segment to provide access from I-78/Route 309 to northbound Emaus Avenue. I decided to...
  • Train strikes vehicle in Rosedale where explosion occurred last year

    Train strikes vehicle in Rosedale where explosion occurred last year
    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...
  • Amtrak provides crude oil train details states had withheld

    WASHINGTON Two loaded and two empty crude oil trains operate daily over Amtrak's Northeast Corridor in Maryland and Delaware, according a document submitted by the passenger railroad in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. Last month,...