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As Gov. Jerry Brown seeks to build California's own high-speed rail system, he's pointed to the example set by China, where 5,000 miles of track have been laid in recent years. During his visit there this week, he will ride one of those bullet trains from...
"Some time the hating has to stop," reads the last line of "The Railway Man," a moving tale of wartime torture and forgiveness by former British prisoner of war Eric Lomax. Lomax was a British army officer when he was captured by Japanese forces during...
Money & CompanyToday, organizations representing American seaports and many of the nation's retail executives sent letters to the Obama Administration and to Congress, imploring them to take action to avert a railroad strike that could cost the U.S. economy as much as...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesAt the old mill town of Cass, nestled deep in a remote holler of West Virginia, coal smoke and history hang in the air. The smoke is from the geared steam locomotives that serve the Cass Scenic Railroad. Ideal for steep grades and marginal track, these...
Los Angeles TimesHostels can be boring, cheap, safe places to stay for a night. Of course, in Eli Roth's "Hostel" horror flicks, they can lead to torture and malice. This list leaps beyond the bare white walls and hard mattresses, while stopping short of chainsaws and...
The Daily MirrorThe Pacific Electric Railway routes radiated from downtown like the spokes of a wheel, as one early transportation engineer observed. What's this? A subway to Avalon? A recent post referred to the dangers of streetcar crossings. These photos provide a...
Times Staff WriterEIGHTEEN EIGHTY-SIX was a very big year. John Stith Pemberton invented Coca-Cola. Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty. King Ludwig II of Bavaria died, much to the delight of Bavarians. Also having a good year were mutton chops and diphtheria....
Times Staff WriterThis peaceful colonial town on the route of the Chihuahua al Pacífico Railroad is a good place to anticipate attractions. At the hem of the western Sierra Madre, it is surrounded by mostly flat farmland. The wide El Fuerte river flows languidly to the...
Times Staff WriterYou can't get lost in Dresden. Wherever you go, you can see the stately white dome of the Frauenkirche, as much a landmark in this eastern German city as St. Peter's is in Rome. It isn't just that the church towers 300 feet above Dresden's lovely Baroque...
Ventura County StarIt was only 3 p.m., and chef Tim Kilcoyne was already worried about running low on pig's ears. A delicacy of snout-to-tail dining, the slivers of braised, deep-fried meat were the star ingredient in one of the sandwiches Kilcoyne planned to serve...
Grand Haven Tribune, Mich.The Tri-Cities has enjoyed plenty of tales during its history concerning residents who lost or misplaced things. While most missing items result from misplacement, some are so remarkable they become a mystery. What if you knew exactly where...
The Daily World, Aberdeen, Wash.Three crude oil storage and shipping facilities proposed in Hoquiam could create about 100 jobs and may be the Port of Grays Harbor's best bet for economic growth, Port Executive Director Gary Nelson told Aberdeen Rotary Club members Wednesday. The...
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