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  • Rail efficiency making big strides, administrator says

    Rail efficiency making big strides, administrator says
    A massive program to improve the efficiency of the Chicago area’s rail network has made significant progress, said the head of the federal agency that overseas the nation’s railroads.   But Joseph Szabo of the Federal Railroad Administration...
  • SunRail ticket machines, online site ready to take your money

    SunRail ticket machines, online site ready to take your money
    SunRail this morning started gearing up to charge people who board the $1.2 billion system. Rides have been free since the commuter train's inaugural run May 1, but the base one-way fare of $2 goes into effect Monday, May 19. Passes now can be...
  • Charles N. "Norm" Murphy, CSX executive

    Charles N. "Norm" Murphy, CSX executive
    Charles N. "Norm" Murphy, a retired CSX executive and a collector of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad memorabilia, died Monday of lymphoma at Howard County General Hospital. He was 87. Charles Norman Murphy was born in Baltimore into a B&O family. His father,...
  • Report: 'Midnight Rider' Director Says It Was 'Not My Job' to Obtain Permits to Shoot on Tracks

    Appearing at a court hearing on Monday, "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller said that other members of the crew were tasked with obtaining written permits to shoot on CSX train tracks on Feb. 20, when an oncoming freight train unexpectedly came on...
  • 'Midnight Rider' Victim's Family Files Massive Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Updated 3:08 p.m. PDT: The family of Sarah Jones, the camera assistant killed during filming of the film "Midnight Rider," has filed a lawsuit against the film's director, producers, some of its crew, Gregg Allman, distributor Open Road Films and the...
  • Union Station to get $350 million in track upgrades

    Union Station to get $350 million in track upgrades
    Reviving a decades-old idea, Los Angeles transportation officials are planning $350 million in track improvements at Union Station that could dramatically reduce travel times for many trains and accommodate future growth of the famous terminal. The...
  • Motorist in SunRail crash ticketed

    Motorist in SunRail crash ticketed
    A lawn care worker who caused SunRail's first crash last week received a ticket for trying to drive across railroad tracks without enough space for safe passage. A utility trailer towed behind Juan Martinez's pickup was hit by a SunRail train at about...
  • Soaring home prices spur a resurgence near USC

    Priced out of much of Los Angeles, young professionals are zeroing on several neighborhoods around USC and to the west, as the expanding Expo light rail line delivers new residents to the area. Communities such as Jefferson Park, Leimert Park and West...
  • Amtrak's vulnerability [Editorial]

    Amtrak's vulnerability  [Editorial]
    No doubt there were some lumps in throats at Amtrak headquarters last month when they heard the words "collapse" and "rail line" in Baltimore. As it happens, it was a CSX freight line that was affected by the loss of a 120-year-old retaining wall in...
  • Railroad gates go missing at Allentown crossings

    Railroad gates go missing at Allentown crossings
    Q: I cross over the old Lehigh Valley Railroad main line, now being used by RJ Corman as their Allentown line, to get to work. Since April 1, I've noticed that the crossing gates and flashers have been removed at the three crossings I use, leaving the...
  • High-speed rail is still on track

    The Times' recent story about California's high-speed rail program may have left the strong impression among readers that project costs have increased. ("Estimated cost of key bullet train segment rises $1 billion," May 7) In fact, they have not. If...