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  • 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...
  • Illinois oil train derailment threatens Mississippi River, EPA says

    WASHINGTON 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...
  • Indiana to end Indianapolis-to-Chicago Amtrak line in April

    An Amtrak line that has linked Indianapolis and Chicago since 1980 will halt April 1, state officials said Friday, citing what they called a last-minute policy change by a federal agency that effectively ended Indiana's efforts to keep the line running....
  • EPA: No chemicals detected in air near oil train fire

    EPA: No chemicals detected in air near oil train fire
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says no chemicals have been detected in the air near an oil train that derailed and burst into flames in western Illinois. The agency said Friday that it's conducting air monitoring, taking water samples and...
  • Durbin calling for tougher tank cars

    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is calling for tougher rail tank cars in the wake of a derailment near Galena, Illinois of a BNSF Railway freight train transporting North Dakota crude oil. In a statement, Durbin said the rising number of train derailments across...
  • Sister, retired FBI profiler testify in Geneva murder case

    Sister, retired FBI profiler testify in Geneva murder case
    Quiet. Mellow. Laid back. Those were the words Kristine Kuester used to describe Shadwick King last July when she was asked by police to describe the Geneva man accused of killing his wife. Kuester met King when she was in her teens. King began dating...