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Railway Transportation

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  • New policy worries states supporting short Amtrak routes

    The leader of a coalition of states that foot most of the costs of Amtrak's short passenger routes says its members are awaiting answers from a federal agency about a new policy Indiana cited in its decision to end a line between Indianapolis and Chicago....
  • Correction: Oil Train Derailment-Illinois story

    In a story March 5 about a train derailment in northern Illinois, The Associated Press erroneously reported the capacity of older tank cars involved in some accidents. The capacity is 30,000 gallons per car, not 70,000 gallons. A corrected version of the...
  • New federal policy led Indiana to end Chicago-Indianapolis Amtrak route

    New federal policy led Indiana to end Chicago-Indianapolis Amtrak route
    The leader of a coalition of states that foots most of the costs of Amtrak's short passenger routes says its members are awaiting answers from a federal agency about a new policy Indiana cited in its decision to end a line between Indianapolis and...
  • U.S., Metra investigate cause of derailment

    U.S., Metra investigate cause of derailment
    Federal railroad officials and Metra are investigating the cause of Monday's derailment just before rush hour that caused the cancellation of 16 trains and delayed thousands of commuter rail passengers. Crews worked Tuesday to repair tracks, but Metra...
  • Amtrak train hit tractor-trailer too big for I-95

    The 127-ton tractor-trailer that derailed an Amtrak train at a railroad crossing in North Carolina was about three times the size and weight of a standard 18-wheeler, so huge it required a Highway Patrol escort, and so tall that it had to take back...
  • Spate of derailments deepens fear of oil train disaster

    Four trains hauling crude oil have derailed in the U.S. and Canada since mid-February, rupturing tank cars, spilling their contents, polluting waterways and igniting spectacular fires that burned for days. The derailments have deepened safety concerns...
  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    The Daily Gazette of Schenectady on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and teachers. March 10 While Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in Lake Placid over the weekend riding a snowmobile while promoting the state's winter activities, dozens of local teachers were at a forum at...
  • Correction: Rail Cars story

    In an Oct. 11, 2014 story about oil train safety, The Associated Press erroneously reported the capacity of older tank cars involved in some accidents. The capacity is 30,000 gallons per car, not 70,000 gallons. A corrected version of the story is below:...
  • State, federal guidelines should have helped avert Amtrak crash

    WASHINGTON The drivers of an oversize truck and its escort vehicle had as long as 20 minutes to call an emergency number that could have stopped an Amtrak train that was bearing down on the North Carolina railroad crossing where the truck became stuck...
  • Two York supervisors fear oil train derailment

    Two York supervisors fear oil train derailment
    After a train hauling North Dakota crude oil to the transfer station in Yorktown derailed and shot fireballs into the skies of Mount Carbon, W.Va., some York County supervisors want more regulations to protect citizens. "I was thinking, 'Holy mackerel...
  • New Metrolink cars' safety features probably reduced casualties

    New Metrolink cars' safety features probably reduced casualties
    Metrolink's investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in safety improvements after a series of deadly collisions probably reduced casualties in Tuesday's Oxnard crash, but the accident also highlighted the limits of the ongoing campaign. Three...