| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:41 AM
A northbound Metrolink train was delayed 90 minutes and another was canceled after an Amtrak train struck and killed a pedestrian at an Anaheim Metrolink station early Wednesday.
With the cancellation of Metrolink train 633, passengers have been...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:21 AM
Amtrak's historic Great Dome rail car will be running on more routes through Chicago during Thanksgiving week, the railroad announced Monday.
The dome car, which was featured in a Tribune story Nov. 4, will operate on some trains between Chicago and...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:29 PM
"Downton Abbey" won't be back until Jan. 5, but PBS is teasing us in December with "Return to Downton Abbey," a special about the first three seasons airing Dec. 1.
A few new series and miniseries will premiere this December among all the holiday...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Matt Stevens about Santa Monica’s development future.
The city’s skyline is poised to be dramatically altered.
One project would bring a 21-story hotel to Ocean Avenue, creating the...
| Nov 29, 2013
As the current oil boom in North Dakota, Montana and Canada continues, long freight trains hauling dozens of black tank cars are rolling across the country and through the Chicago area with increasing regularity.
With tank cars brimming with tens of...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 12:20 AM
LACKAWANNA, N.Y. This rust-bucket town near Buffalo is a perfect example of the transformation that fracking has brought to American business, where new life has been breathed into manufacturing and the nation's railroads even as much the economy bumps...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 11:21 AM
The Thanksgiving holiday weekend was off to a tough start in northern Ohio: Hundreds of residents in a small town remained under evacuation orders Wednesday morning after a train car began leaking a highly flammable chemical.
There have been no injuries...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:59 PM
Phillips 66, which operates refineries across California, is moving forward with a plan to build a rail terminal in San Luis Obispo County that would send trains with up to 80 tank cars of crude oil through Southern California and the Bay Area.
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:36 AM
Norfolk Southern Corp. sold an abstract expressionist painting by Mark Rothko at a New York auction for about $3.7 million, The Virginian-Pilot reported.
The company is donating $1.5 million for the restoration of a steam locomotive for passenger...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:02 PM
The snaking tunnel beneath West Baltimore where an Amtrak engine derailed Monday, disrupting travel for thousands of evening commuters, has been a source of concern for decades.
The narrow, two-track Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel twists 1.4 miles under...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In 1956, the world's first container ship, the Ideal X, sailed from New York harbor to the Port of Houston. Instead of sacks and crates stuffed in a musty hull, the ship carried 58 neatly packed containers on its deck. Shipping costs fell drastically...