| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Although most people think of oil spills in California as potential beachfront disasters, there is new anxiety in Sacramento about the surge of crude oil now coming through the state each day by train.
Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers want to avoid the...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Glendale city officials are working behind-the-scenes to get state, local and federal politicians to back a proposal to close one of the most dangerous railroad crossings in the San Fernando Road corridor and build two bridges over the Los Angeles River...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 8:42 PM
MAKAWAO, Maui — "Don't ask for anything while you are in this canyon," Sydney Smith, my guide and a longtime Hawaii resident, said as we balanced precariously on rocks, descending deep into Maliko Gulch.
"A film crew was once here, set up a...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:56 PM
For nearly two centuries, Baltimore has been a railroad town, its great eastern port and once-thriving industries sustained by the network of freight lines running inland.
That legacy, however, ebbed over time as the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:42 PM
SunRail ran largely on time and with plenty of seats available Monday, despite one train demolishing a luxury car that was stalled on the tracks in Maitland.
No one was seriously hurt in the second accident in as many weeks for SunRail, although the 28-...
| May 4, 2014
| 8:03 PM
City officials and representatives of CSX met Sunday with Charles Village residents displaced by last week's landslide, updating efforts aimed at getting them back into their homes.
"I was very pleased with the mayor's presence today," said Mark...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The fiery derailment in Virginia recently of a train transporting oil was the latest in a series of alarming accidents involving oil transport in North America in the last year. In 2013, more oil spilled from U.S. trains than in the previous four...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:10 AM
No offense to conventional hotels, but sometimes you just want to stay someplace a little different, a little avant-garde, someplace you'll be able to tell the grandkids about someday.
You know, someplace that, once you post a picture on Facebook,...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:58 PM
With the street buckling in front of her, Evelyn Cannon called 911 as cars teetered and then began to sink, their wheels becoming less and less visible.
But Cannon felt unable to convey the gravity of the situation, she said. About 45 seconds into the...
| May 9, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Gov. Terry McAuliffe was set to be in Lynchburg Friday morning to thank first responders from last week’s oil train derailment and get briefed on ongoing cleanup efforts, his office says.
A mile-long CSX tanker train carrying Bakken crude from...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Part of a shipment of semiautomatic assault rifles was stolen this week from a freight train container at a rail yard in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, federal authorities and a railroad spokesman said.
The 13 Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport...