| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:28 PM
In a victory for California's bullet train project, an appellate court Thursday overturned a lower court ruling that found the state had failed to comply with the law in developing a funding plan for the $68-billion line between Los Angeles and San...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 9:46 AM
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern freight train late Saturday in Aberdeen.
A man was on the Amtrak tracks in the 300 block of South Phildelphia Boulevard just before midnight Saturday when he was hit by a freight train heading...
| Jul 14, 2014
As many as 40 crude oil trains, each carrying a million or more gallons of the flammable liquid involved in several recent fiery derailments, roll through the Chicago area weekly, documents obtained by the Tribune show.
Although mile-long trains hauling...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:59 PM
The August 2012 derailment of a coal train in the heart of historic Ellicott City likely began at a small break in the rail line several hundred feet from where two 19-year-old women were seated next to the tracks.
The presence of the break, made public...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:24 PM
The parents of two young women killed in a 2012 coal train derailment in Ellicott City criticized CSX Transportation for the first time Tuesday — blaming the railroad for their daughters' deaths.
"The families and our attorneys are determined to...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Ed Garland, whose Atlanta firm Garland, Samuel & Loeb is representing "Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller and producer Jody Savin, said that his clients were "innocent of any criminal conduct" and said that they did not believe that they did not have...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Prosecutors are seeking the cellphone records of the Geneva man accused of strangling his wife before leaving her body on railroad tracks near their home.
In a brief court hearing today, Kane County Judge James Hallock set a court date for Thursday to...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:23 PM
The public should play a part in deciding how the CTA will compensate property owners in the path of the future Red Line south extension, South Side religious leaders said Wednesday, a proposal transit agency officials said isn’t viable because of...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Two young men were killed Monday afternoon when they were hit by a freight train at the Emmaus-Upper Milford Township border, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.
According to police radio reports, the two were hit about 3:30 p.m. by an eastbound...
| Jul 22, 2014
"I just returned from a trip to Europe, and really enjoyed riding the high-speed Eurostar and TGV. Why can't we have something like that here in the U.S.?" So asked a reader, and the fundamental answer is simple: The United States, as a nation, does not...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The "train to nowhere" is beginning to look a bit more like a train to somewhere. Flush with $250 million this year and the promise of billions more from the state's cap-and-trade program, the California High Speed Rail Authority has proposed accelerating...