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Railway Transportation

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  • O.C. model railroad sees more vandalism

    O.C. model railroad sees more vandalism
    The railroad buffs who operate Goat Hill Junction just can't seem to catch a break. Just weeks after thieves broke into the model railroad grounds and stole $9,000 in aluminum tracks and other material, vandals broke into the 40-acre Costa Mesa...
  • Officials kept in dark about crude oil transfers at California rail facility

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. Since at least last September, trains carrying tank cars filled with crude oil have rolled into the former McClellan Air Force base. Workers have transferred the oil, including some volatile Bakken crude, from trains to tanker trucks,...
  • Chrysler to export Jeeps at long vacant Portsmouth port

    Chrysler to export Jeeps at long vacant Portsmouth port
    PORTSMOUTH — A long line of 700 Jeeps sat parked in a lot under an overpass in Portsmouth on a recent afternoon. The vehicles had been moved by train from a Toledo, Ohio, plant where Chrysler manufactures Wranglers and Cherokees. They arrived on...
  • News-Press Editorial: A plan that may bridge the crossing gap

    A good compromise to the long-standing argument between the our city and the city of Los Angeles about what to do with the Doran Street railroad crossing has been posed by Glendale Councilman Ara Najarian. Rather than building an overpass at the...
  • Fatigue's role in CTA crash debated

    Concerns over train operator fatigue ignited a new debate last week, as workers continue to clean up and repair millions of dollars in damages wrought after Blue Line cars scarred a subway station inside one of the world's busiest airports. The train's...
  • Transportation advocates back half-cent sales tax hike

    Transportation advocates back half-cent sales tax hike
    Hoping to garner voter and political support across Los Angeles County for a possible half-cent sales tax increase, transportation advocates gathered downtown Friday to unveil a proposal for a 2016 ballot measure that could fund a range of new transit...
  • NTSB: Operator in O'Hare crash had fallen asleep at controls twice before

    NTSB: Operator in O'Hare crash had fallen asleep at controls twice before
    The train operator who was asleep during the Blue Line crash at O'Hare International Airport also dozed off at the controls in another incident less than two months ago, a federal investigator said Wednesday. The stunning revelation — that the...
  • Bungled Heist Of Silk Shipment Left Security Guard Dead

    MANCHESTER — Courant reporters 95 years ago figured prominently in the investigation of a bungled heist, playing a role that would be highly improbable today. In the case of The Great Silk Robbery, the "Courant Men," as they were called in their...
  • Newport News blacksmith keeps alive old art of anvil and hammer

    Newport News blacksmith keeps alive old art of anvil and hammer
    Heating, hammering, bending and shaping allows Steve LaPaugh to explore endless possibilities in blacksmithing. The old art of hammer and anvil has taken on new life behind his Denbigh home. "My specialty is making oyster knives out of old railroad...
  • Wesolowski catches attention, and her opponents, on Hereford track team

    Wesolowski catches attention, and her opponents, on Hereford track team
    Hereford freshman Kelly Wesolowski caught the attention of track coach Brad Duvall when training for soccer and playing that sport in the fall. Duvall believed Wesolowski could give the No. 3 Bulls a boost when she came over to track in the winter....
  • Crude oil tanker trains to Yorktown ignite controversy

    Virginia environmentalists and activists are worried that an uptick in tanker trains carrying petroleum crude oil to a new storage and shipping hub in Yorktown is a recipe for disaster. At issue is crude oil from the Bakken shale formation in North...