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Railway Transportation

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  • 'Railroaders' at the Chicago History Museum

    'Railroaders' at the Chicago History Museum
    Roundhouse worker William London is a sight: raccoon eyes, thanks to the goggles he had been wearing; soot on his face, thanks to his job amid coal-burning trains; and a freshly lit cigarette burning in his mouth. London's is one of the striking...
  • Union Station's complexity grows 75 years down the line

    Union Station's complexity grows 75 years down the line
    The remarkable vintage photographs of Union Station's opening in 1939 show the streets and sidewalks around the new building packed with a huge and expectant crowd. Those of the interior reveal a vast, high-ceilinged waiting room, with impeccably...
  • Hoping B&O Museum is able to maintain pieces of history

    I’VE OFTEN thought that Baltimore possesses three truly great object collections: the Cone sisters' canvases, the treasure of Henry and William Walters and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Yes, the rail museum at Pratt and Poppleton, which suffered such a...
  • Getting a handle on devilishly hard English

    Getting a handle on devilishly hard English
    Sitting at a round table in a room at Triton College, Ivette Carvalho was explaining the wonders of the Avila mountain range near her native city of Caracas, Venezuela. She told Fina Montville how you can get to the top of a mountain. "There is a," she...
  • What Is The Future Of The Old Valley Road?

    What Is The Future Of The Old Valley Road?
    Jeanne Davies enjoys the world of transportation and "connecting the dots." But those dots get a little blurred when they run along the banks of the Connecticut River on the abandoned Valley Railroad. As principal planner and deputy director for the...
  • Railroad gates go missing at Allentown crossings

    Railroad gates go missing at Allentown crossings
    Q: I cross over the old Lehigh Valley Railroad main line, now being used by RJ Corman as their Allentown line, to get to work. Since April 1, I've noticed that the crossing gates and flashers have been removed at the three crossings I use, leaving the...
  • Updates on hospital refund, noisy roosters and overgrown vegetation

    Updates on hospital refund, noisy roosters and overgrown vegetation
    Barbara Hattan waited nine months to contact "What's Your Problem?" about her missing $70 refund from Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Satisfaction came much faster after she was featured in the June 15 column. The money arrived in her...
  • Quentin Kopp, no longer on board this bullet train

    Quentin Kopp, no longer on board this bullet train
    There's a short piece of Bay Area freeway, Interstate 380, named for Quentin Kopp, which is ironic considering that he's beaten the drum for public transit — specifically bullet trains — for years. But then again, he's always been a...
  • Newton: L.A. needs this job generator

    Newton: L.A. needs this job generator
    If you've wondered why people complain about the difficulty of doing business in Los Angeles, consider the Southern California International Gateway project. BNSF is prepared to invest $500 million to build the gateway, a rail loading yard that would...
  • Brown needs pollution bucks for bullet train

    Brown needs pollution bucks for bullet train
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown finally is showing us the money he hopes to parlay into paying for his bullet train. Basically, it's the cash from selling licenses to pollute. It's not called pollution licensing, of course. Officially, it's a cap-...
  • Seniors on the Go: Rail discount wrap-up for 2014

    Seniors on the Go: Rail discount wrap-up for 2014
    In just about any part of the world that has a good rail system, traveling by train is far more pleasant than traveling by economy-class air. Seats are wider, legroom is better, you avoid the time and expense of getting to/from airports, you avoid...