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  • Derailed by thieves, model train buffs get thousands in donations

    Derailed by thieves, model train buffs get thousands in donations
    When thieves stole as much as $9,000 in aluminum tracks and other materials from the Orange County Model Engineers, the train buffs felt derailed. But things are firmly back on track for the operators of Goat Hill Junction, a 40-acre network of tracks...
  • Feds slam New York's Metro-North rail line for poor safety

    Feds slam New York's Metro-North rail line for poor safety
    The Metro-North Railroad, where at least five passengers and employees have been killed in less than a year, is plagued by shortfalls in safety operation, a stinging federal report said on Friday. The report, released by the Federal Railroad...
  • Bike trails off the rails?

    Bike trails off the rails?
    It might be sound reasoning, but a Supreme Court decision this week on an arcane legal-easement argument will likely have broad and regrettable consequences, particularly in the West, for the national movement to convert old railroad beds into bicycle...
  • Supreme Court deals setback to rails-to-trails movement

    Supreme Court deals setback to rails-to-trails movement
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt a setback Monday to the popular redevelopment trend of transforming abandoned railroad lines into public bike paths, ruling that buyers of such lands are not required to continue granting a federal right of way....
  • Stoney Point Park has a tricky path to rocky views

    Stoney Point Park has a tricky path to rocky views
    This rocky landmark in Chatsworth is a worldwide draw for climbing enthusiasts. But it's also a great place to take a walk while watching the climbers practice their art on small rocks at the base and sheer cliffs near the peak. Begin a counterclockwise...
  • Dead teen called a hero for pushing girlfriend out of train's path

    Dead teen called a hero for pushing girlfriend out of train's path
    Hundreds of residents gathered Sunday to mourn a Northern California teen who they hailed as a hero for sacrificing himself by shoving his girlfriend out of the direct path of an oncoming Union Pacific train. Mateus Moore, 16, was pronounced dead at the...
  • Teenagers hit by train before school dance; 1 dead

    Residents in the Northern California town of Marysville were in mourning after two teenagers were struck by a Union Pacific train Friday night. According to authorities, 16-year-old Mateus Moore was pronounced dead on the scene. A 16-year-old girl,...
  • Sarah Jones' death calls attention to film crews' safety

    Sarah Jones' death calls attention to film crews' safety
    The film crew walked out on the old railroad trestle high above Georgia's Altamaha River, then placed a metal-frame bed on the tracks for actor William Hurt. The plan called for Hurt to lie on the bed in a dream sequence for the film "Midnight Rider,"...
  • Man struck, killed by freight train in Pacoima

    A middle-aged man was struck and killed by a freight train in Pacoima early Saturday morning, police said. The incident happened about 2 a.m. at Van Nuys Boulevard and San Fernando Road, police said. The man, whose identity has not been released, was...
  • Rail industry seeks delay for automated safety system

    Rail industry seeks delay for automated safety system
    WASHINGTON -- The railroad industry pressed lawmakers Thursday to extend a deadline for installing safety measures that were proposed after a 2008 collision involving a Los Angeles commuter train killed 25 people and injured more than 130 others. The...
  • With parking at a premium, house may be the price

    With parking at a premium, house may be the price
    When the weekend rolls around, many locals in Belmont Shore don't even bother to leave home. At least not in their cars. Parking in "the Shore" is so notoriously difficult that residents are accustomed to circling the neighborhood, block by block, in...