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Railway Transportation

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  • Technology inspires new generation of train watchers

      Technology inspires new generation of train watchers
    While Metra commuters file onto their usual trains at Ogilvie Transportation Center, Fred Van Dorpe frantically weaves from one platform to the next with a hand-held video camera strapped to his palm. In a matter of minutes, the 20-year-old from Chicago...
  • East 26th Street residents call for compensation over landslide

    East 26th Street residents call for compensation over landslide
    Residents of East 26th Street in Charles Village are seeking compensation from the city and CSX Transportation for damages suffered when they were displaced from their homes by a landslide in April that sent half their block crumbling onto railroad tracks...
  • Lack of land slows work on California bullet train project

    The Hollywood Inn, a shuttered nightclub in a run-down section of Fresno, has been demolished. A few miles away, an 80-foot-deep shaft to test soil conditions has been sunk into the banks of the Fresno River. Officials say such activities, along with...
  • Upgrades planned at 200-plus railroad crossings; here's what you need to know

    Safety improvements are coming to more than 200 railroad crossings in many of the coastal downtowns from Miami to West Palm Beach — so don't be surprised if you this fall start seeing construction work altering your commute. New lights, gates,...
  • Central Valley bullet train construction gets federal go-ahead

    Federal officials on Tuesday cleared the way for construction of a major segment of the California bullet train project: 114 miles of track from Fresno to Bakersfield. After months of reviewing the proposed route and related environmental studies, the...
  • U.S. Department of Labor Cites 'Midnight Rider' Production for 'Willful and Serious' Safety Violations

    The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the production company behind "Midnight Rider" for willful and serious safety violations related to the Feb. 20 train accident that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones and...
  • 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...
  • 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...