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  • Noise-mitigating improvements near railroad can be refunded up to $9,500

    Noise-mitigating improvements near railroad can be refunded up to $9,500
    Residents living near the Canadian National Railroad may now have more of the money they spent on noise-mitigating home improvements reimbursed by the village. At a March 2 board meeting, village officials approved a resolution to reimburse residents...
  • Elgin-made Lincoln funeral train won't be recreating original journey

    Elgin-made Lincoln funeral train won't be recreating original journey
    Short of funds, the Elgin-made re-creation of the Abraham Lincoln funeral train car will participate in the reenactment of Lincoln's burial in Springfield in May. But it won't retrace the steps that Lincoln's body took on its rail journey from...
  • West Glenview residents fight proposal to add train lines

     West Glenview residents fight proposal to add train lines
    West Glenview residents want to block a proposed project to build a freight train holding yard in their neighborhood. The tracks would be added to existing Union Pacific rail lines from about West Lake Avenue to past Willow Road near Shermer Road to...
  • Study: Oil trains pose risk to region

    Study: Oil trains pose risk to region
    Oil trains coursing through Pennsylvania put a sizable portion of the state's population at risk daily, including tens of thousands of Lehigh Valley residents, according to two reports released Monday. Living within the potential evacuation zone of an...
  • THE TROUBLE WITH TRAINS: Obama administration should adopt all measures to transport fuel in the safest manner possible

    A boom in North American oil production may be paying dividends at the pumps, but it comes with a cost. Trains carrying crude have crashed in several high-profile incidents, including in Virginia, and analysis by the U.S. Department of Transportation...
  • Driver panic, confusion common in path of oncoming train

    Driver panic, confusion common in path of oncoming train
    Your car is trapped between the crossing gates, and a train is speeding down the tracks, its horn blaring, its lights blazing in your direction. What do you do? Hit the gas pedal and crash through the gate, or ditch your car and start running, experts...
  • Oil train heading to Yorktown derails in West Virginia, 2 towns evacuated

    WASHINGTON — A train carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire Monday in West Virginia, less than two weeks after the U.S. Department of Transportation sent a package of new rail safety regulations to the White House for review. The CSX train was...
  • 11 cars of train derail in eastern Iowa; 3 cars catch fire

    11 cars of train derail in eastern Iowa; 3 cars catch fire
    Eleven cars of a freight train derailed Wednesday in a rural area in eastern Iowa where local authorities said three cars caught fire and three more plunged into the Mississippi River. Ten of the derailed cars on the eastbound Canadian Pacific train...
  • Mexican president OKs investigation of his family, administration

    Mexican president OKs investigation of his family, administration
    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Tuesday named a longtime party loyalist to head up an anticorruption agency, then gave him his first assignment: investigate accusations of conflicts of interest in real estate deals by the president, his wife and...
  • Evening commute back on track after rough morning, Metra and CTA say

    Evening commute back on track after rough morning, Metra and CTA say
    Train delays and icy roads made for dicey travel Monday morning after nearly 20 inches of snowfall, but transit agencies and highway officials said the evening ride home was more of a relief. School and some business closings helped keep roads clear...
  • Feds: Metro North Should Replace Bolts On New M-8 Train Cars

    Feds: Metro North Should Replace Bolts On New M-8 Train Cars
    A new federal report from the investigation into Metro-North's 2013 derailment in Bridgeport concludes that bolts on the railroad's brand-new M-8 cars are too weak. The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that Metro-North replace...