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  • Probe into school bus-train crash points to driver error

    An investigative report released Monday into the fatal crash of a school bus and freight train in northeastern North Dakota points to driver error. The accident occurred along a gravel road near Larimore on Jan. 5. It killed one student, 17-year-old...
  • Director of Allman film pleads guilty in train crash death

    A year after a freight train plowed into crew members for a movie about singer Gregg Allman, killing a young camera assistant, the film's director was sentenced to two years in jail Monday as part of a plea deal. In a rare case of a filmmaker being...
  • High court: Amtrak like gov't agency in helping set rules

    A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that Amtrak is more like a part of the government than a private corporation when it helps federal agencies craft rules to keep trains running on time. But the justices said it's up to lower courts to decide whether...
  • Repairs after Amtrak accident to disrupt MARC train service

    The Maryland Transit Administration says repairs after an accident involving an Amtrak rail car will affect MARC Penn Line service this week. Transit officials say there will be disruptions at MARC's Odenton and Bowie State stations from Monday to...
  • Illinois oil train derailment threatens Mississippi River

    Illinois oil train derailment threatens Mississippi River
    An oil train derailment and spill in northwest Illinois poses an "imminent and substantial danger" of contaminating the Mississippi River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Saturday. The spill from the derailment, which occurred Thursday,...
  • Suburban leaders concerned about rail safety following Galena derailment

    Suburban leaders concerned about rail safety following Galena derailment
    Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner said Thursday's rail tanker derailment near Galena is another episode in a series of accidents involving crude oil tankers that he fears will happen with increasing frequency unless something is done to change federal rules...
  • Illinois oil train derailment involved safer tank cars

    The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week had been retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, according to railroad officials. The...
  • Train buffs visit classic steam engine at site of makeover

    Not every rail fan wants to wait for the Norfolk & Western J Class 611 to roll back into Roanoke before seeing it again. A group of train buffs from all over Virginia and even out of state packed a charter bus to North Carolina in late February to...
  • Baltimore's new economy meets its old one in Port Covington

    Baltimore's new economy meets its old one in Port Covington
    Fifteen years after the city approved a plan to build a Wal-Mart in Port Covington, beside deep-water berths and close to Interstate 95, the decision still rankles those who would reserve the waterfront for marine industries. With its mostly open spaces...
  • Allman filmmakers to stand trial in fatal Ga. train crash

    Randall Miller had just begun shooting the Gregg Allman biographical movie "Midnight Rider" when the production turned into a nightmare — a freight train traveling 55 mph plowed into the director's crew on a Georgia railroad bridge, injuring six...
  • Train carrying crude oil derails in northern Ontario

    A CN Rail train carrying crude oil derailed early Saturday in northern Ontario, causing numerous tank cars to catch fire and spill into a local river system, officials said. It was the third CN oil train derailment in northern Ontario in less than a...