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Railway Transportation

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  • Wisconsin train derailment clean up underway, evacuation lifted

    MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - An evacuation order was lifted on Monday after a train derailment and collision several hours earlier caused a fuel spill in a southeastern Wisconsin town, where clean-up efforts were underway, a rail spokesman said. A Canadian...
  • Trains filled with flammable crude oil threaten area, records show

     Trains filled with flammable crude oil threaten area, records show
    As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show. Although mile-long trains hauling...
  • Grain shipments backlogged by railroads

    Farmers and grain elevator operators are worried about millions of bushels of corn and soybeans from 2013 that still haven't shipped, even as this year's crop is in the ground. An overburdened rail system has backlogged grain car orders and delayed grain...
  • High-speed rail: An opportunity to make L.A. transit more seamless

    To the editor: The California High-Speed Rail Authority has at last shown some common sense in expediting construction of the Burbank-Palmdale segment. On a project of this size and scope, it was always crucial to prioritize building segments that could...
  • Pedestrian struck, killed by train in Aberdeen

    Pedestrian struck, killed by train in Aberdeen
    A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern freight train late Saturday in Aberdeen. A man was on the Amtrak tracks in the 300 block of South Phildelphia Boulevard just before midnight Saturday when he was hit by a freight train heading...
  • Deadly Ellicott City derailment linked to break in track

     Deadly Ellicott City derailment linked to break in track
    The August 2012 derailment of a coal train in the heart of historic Ellicott City likely began at a small break in the rail line several hundred feet from where two 19-year-old women were seated next to the tracks. The presence of the break, made public...
  • Attorney for 'Midnight Rider' Filmmakers: 'They Are Innocent of Any Criminal Conduct'

    Ed Garland, whose Atlanta firm Garland, Samuel & Loeb is representing "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller and producer Jody Savin, said that his clients were "innocent of any criminal conduct" and said that they did not believe that they did not have...
  • Parents of Ellicott City derailment victims speak out, say they blame CSX for deaths

    Parents of Ellicott City derailment victims speak out, say they blame CSX for deaths
    The parents of two young women killed in a 2012 coal train derailment in Ellicott City criticized CSX Transportation for the first time Tuesday — blaming the railroad for their daughters' deaths. "The families and our attorneys are determined to...
  • Dozens of trains haul volatile Bakken oil to NY weekly: railroads

    (Reuters) - As many as 44 trains loaded with volatile Bakken crude oil are being sent through the state of New York each week, according to confidential disclosures made by railroads to state emergency responders, and released to Reuters through a Freedom...
  • Red Line south extension draws property value concerns

     Red Line south extension draws property value concerns
    The public should play a part in deciding how the CTA will compensate property owners in the path of the future Red Line south extension, South Side religious leaders said Wednesday, a proposal transit agency officials said isn’t viable because of...
  • BNSF, labor union reach tentative deal to allow train operations with 1 employee

    One of the largest U.S. railroads and one of the largest labor organizations representing railroad workers have reached a tentative agreement to allow one person to operate a train on routes protected by a new collision-avoidance system required by...