| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:02 AM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:35 PM
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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 9:05 AM
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...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 10:27 AM
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,...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:20 PM
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,"...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:37 PM
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....
| Mar 8, 2014
| 10:23 AM
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...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:31 PM
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.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Los Angeles County transportation officials on Thursday sent a strong signal that a direct light-rail link to Los Angeles International Airport may be too risky and costly to pursue, a blow to a regional planning goal long-sought by many transit users and...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:49 PM
"Annie and a Side of Fries" (YouTube). Just before she was a person with a TV show (Comedy Central's "Broad City," in which she co-stars with her longtime stage partner, Ilana Glazer, and which you should be watching), Abbi Jacobson created this splendid,...