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Railway Transportation

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  • March 24 Letters: Trash in Hampton, One City Marathon

    Private trash I have a bone to pick with the city of Hampton. I live near people who just don't care what they do with their trash. I contacted the city after I read right out of the municipal code, (abridged) Sec. 32.1-5a. "It shall be unlawful for...
  • Oil train disaster fund grows with Irving Oil's contribution

    A proposed settlement fund for victims of a fiery oil train derailment that killed 47 people across the border in Quebec has grown to $270 million (U.S.) with a contribution from Irving Oil, a bankruptcy trustee said Monday. A court filing Friday in...
  • Allman film director: Ga. train crash 'my responsibility'

    The director of an ill-fated movie about singer Gregg Allman said Friday that it's "ultimately my responsibility" that his crew ended up on a Georgia railroad bridge in the path of a freight train that killed a camera assistant. "Midnight Rider" director...
  • 9-year-old Galion boy dies when father's car hit by train

    The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a Galion man was injured and his 9-year-old son was killed when their vehicle was struck by a train while crossing the tracks in Morrow County. Forty-two-year-old Benjamin Berry was traveling southbound on Twp. Rd. 32...
  • Virginia, CSX offer advice for crude-by-rail accidents

     Virginia, CSX offer advice for crude-by-rail accidents
    A big lesson from the crude oil train that derailed in Lynchburg last April, sparked a raging fire and spilled fuel into the James River is this: Get ready for the next one. Not that emergency response experts are predicting another derailment in...
  • Regulators seek information from company on mine proposal

    Montana regulators won't move forward on a proposal for a major new coal mine until sponsor Arch Coal Inc. addresses hundreds of deficiencies in its application, the state Department of Environmental Quality said Friday. The St. Louis-based company's...
  • Cedar Lake mother grieves over death of 13-year-old son hit by train

    Cedar Lake mother grieves over death of 13-year-old son hit by train
    Jeffery Bellinger told his mother he just wanted to enjoy the spring-like weather Tuesday when he asked for permission to walk home from Hanover Middle School. Jeffery, 13, called about 3 p.m. to see if he could make the trek from the school at 10631...
  • Donnelly urges Indiana, feds to work together on Amtrak line

    Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly is urging Indiana and a federal agency to resolve issues threatening an Amtrak line that links Indianapolis and Chicago. The Indiana senator said in a letter sent Wednesday to the Federal Railroad Administration and...
  • Karen Darch highlights downtown, public safety in State of the Village

    Karen Darch highlights downtown, public safety in State of the Village
    Strong fiscal health, progressive public safety efforts and a growing vibrancy in Barrington's downtown were some of the key topics Barrington Village President Karen Darch addressed in her annual State of the Village address on March 16. Reflecting...
  • Giving the Southland a big lift

    Giving the Southland a big lift
    You might say that John "Jack" Lanigan Sr. has a new "pair of shoes," ones that comes with lifts. He started Mi-Jack Products more than 60 years ago in the basement of his home, and today the company's self-propelled gantry cranes are at work around the...
  • Guilty verdict ends Geneva's first murder trial in 40 years

    Guilty verdict ends Geneva's first murder trial in 40 years
    When he began investigating Geneva's first homicide in 40 years, Geneva Police Det. Robert Pech had only been a detective for six months. That's when 32-year-old Kathleen King's lifeless body was found on a set of Union Pacific railroad tracks near...