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Railway Transportation

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  • Metro breaks ground on $2-billion Crenshaw light-rail line

    Metro breaks ground on $2-billion Crenshaw light-rail line
    Officials celebrated the groundbreaking Tuesday for the $2.06-billion north-south Crenshaw Line that will connect the Mid-City Expo Line with the South Bay's Green Line.  "This is a day that Angelenos deserve, a great day for L.A., a day to move America...
  • Amtrak launches writers residency after author requests

    Amtrak launches writers residency after author requests
    Ask and ye shall receive. At least when it comes to authors and Amtrak. Amtrak has launched a still-unstructured writers residency program thanks to an offhanded remark by Alexander Chee and some impassioned pleas on Twitter. In a PEN Ten interview...
  • 'Train' lovingly tracks rail travel history

    'Train' lovingly tracks rail travel history
    The routes American railroads follow were laid out almost exclusively in the 19th and 20th centuries, when trains were symbols of modernity and industrial power. And today, riding a train — especially in the United States — can feel like...
  • Construction begins on Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line

    Construction begins on Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line
    The crunch of a bulldozer biting into a Crenshaw Boulevard school signaled the start of heavy construction Tuesday on the latest addition to Los Angeles' steadily expanding rail network, a light-rail line that will connect the Mid-City area to the South...
  • Crude oil train accidents prompt NTSB safety recommendations

    Crude oil train accidents prompt NTSB safety recommendations
    After four major crashes involving North American trains transporting crude oil, the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday issued three recommendations intended to protect the public in the event of future derailments, fires and spills. The...
  • Metro shelves direct rail line to LAX

    Metro shelves direct rail line to LAX
    A decades-long effort to bring rail service directly to Los Angeles International Airport suffered a blow Thursday when transportation officials placed on the back burner a proposal for a light-rail tunnel under the terminal area, citing high costs and...
  • Pomona says bye-bye to Big Boy

    Pomona says bye-bye to Big Boy
    A massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy will roll out of Pomona’s Fairplex on Sunday morning on its way to restoration at Union Pacific’s rail yard in Cheyenne, Wyo., and its eventual return to rail tracks across America. Union Pacific...
  • Guild works with agencies probing camera assistant's death in Georgia

    Guild works with agencies probing camera assistant's death in Georgia
    The union representing cinematographers and camera operators said it was working with government agencies investigating the death last week of a camera assistant working on a movie in Georgia. Sarah Jones, 27, was struck and killed by a freight train...
  • France considers reparations for Holocaust survivors in U.S.

    France considers reparations for Holocaust survivors in U.S.
    WASHINGTON — Seventy-two years after Nazis began deporting French Jews to concentration camps, the French government is negotiating to pay reparations for the first time to several hundred Holocaust survivors now living in the U.S. who survived...
  • Train hits, kills crew member filming Gregg Allman biopic

    Train hits, kills crew member filming Gregg Allman biopic
    A 27-year-old member of a crew filming a biopic about Southern rock musician Gregg Allman was struck and killed by freight train this week in southeast Georgia. Investigators Friday were collecting video, emails and statements to figure out who might be...
  • Federal authorities give bullet train agency more time to raise cash

    Federal authorities give bullet train agency more time to raise cash
    California bullet train officials have been granted an extra three months to come up with funding to start meeting their obligations under a grant for the project, federal officials said Friday. The deal was struck under a new state funding contribution...