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Railway Transportation

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  • West Virginia's West Fork Rail Trail follows streams through Allegheny Mountains

    West Virginia's West Fork Rail Trail follows streams through Allegheny Mountains
    The West Fork Rail Trail is one the sweetest rail trails in West Virginia. It runs 23 miles from Durbin in Pocahontas County north to Glady in Randolph County in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains. It follows two streams: the north-flowing West Fork of...
  • NTSB report finds little chemical contamination from Rosedale derailment

     NTSB report finds little chemical contamination from Rosedale derailment
    The only signs investigators found of the chemical-laden railroad hopper car that exploded after it derailed last year in Rosedale were twisted and deformed pieces of its aluminum shell that shot out like shrapnel, landing as far as 370 feet away. "Of...
  • Seniors on the Go: Fall travel: Where, when, and how

    Seniors on the Go: Fall travel: Where, when, and how
    If it's Labor Day, it's time to think about fall foliage travel. Although New England grabs a lot of the publicity, you actually find good fall foliage throughout much of the U.S. and Canada. Peak times for viewing depend on where you go; they move from...
  • Taking responsibility for the 26th Street collapse [Editorial]

    Taking responsibility for the 26th Street collapse  [Editorial]
    It's commendable that, in the face of litigation from residents of East 26th Street over this spring's collapse of a retaining wall abutting a rail line, Baltimore officials are clearly admitting to have made mistakes in their responses to the repeated...
  • Seniors on the Go: Traveling by bus a viable option ... yes, really!

    Take a Bus. Really? Yes, Really A month or so back, I was in Vancouver BC for a press showing, and on my return home I wanted to visit some cousins who live on Whidbey Island, north of Seattle. My plan was to rent a car, but a one-way car from Canada...
  • City, CSX agree to split East 26th Street repair costs

    City, CSX agree to split East 26th Street repair costs
    The city of Baltimore and CSX Transportation have agreed to split the cost of rebuilding the one-block retaining wall that collapsed along East 26th Street in Charles Village, ending months of negotiations over who was responsible and how much taxpayers...
  • Central Valley bullet train construction gets federal go-ahead

    Federal officials on Tuesday cleared the way for construction of a major segment of the California bullet train project: 114 miles of track from Fresno to Bakersfield. After months of reviewing the proposed route and related environmental studies, the...
  • Lack of land slows work on California bullet train project

    The Hollywood Inn, a shuttered nightclub in a run-down section of Fresno, has been demolished. A few miles away, an 80-foot-deep shaft to test soil conditions has been sunk into the banks of the Fresno River. Officials say such activities, along with...
  • Berkshire Hathaway shares top $200,000 for the first time

    Berkshire Hathaway shares top $200,000 for the first time
    Berkshire Hathaway's Class A shares on Thursday hit $200,000 for the first time, making it more than 60 times more valueable than the next most-expensive stock listed on U.S. exchanges. The milestone further validates CEO Warren Buffett's vision for...
  • U.S. Department of Labor Cites 'Midnight Rider' Production for 'Willful and Serious' Safety Violations

    The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the production company behind "Midnight Rider" for willful and serious safety violations related to the Feb. 20 train accident that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones and...
  • PASSINGS: George W. Hilton

    PASSINGS: George W. Hilton
      George W. Hilton UCLA professor chronicled railroad and shipping history George W. Hilton, 89, a retired UCLA professor, author and transportation economist known for his study of railroads and shipping, died Aug. 4 of heart failure in Columbia,...