| Dec 30, 2013
| 5:51 PM
A small town in North Dakota was being partially evacuated Monday evening after a train carrying crude oil collided with another train, setting off a large fire and explosions, according to the local sheriff's department.
No injuries have been reported,...
| Oct 26, 2013
It would be four miles long, serve downtown L.A. and cost "only" $125 million. Or, at least, that's what area residents and businesses were told.
It turns out that the electrified trolley that downtown voters last year agreed to tax themselves in...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Amtrak-California set ridership records last year on two of its busiest long distance lines in the state — the Pacific Surfliner along the coast and the San Joaquin through the Central Valley.
Rail officials announced Thursday that the two lines,...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 11:21 AM
The Thanksgiving holiday weekend was off to a tough start in northern Ohio: Hundreds of residents in a small town remained under evacuation orders Wednesday morning after a train car began leaking a highly flammable chemical.
There have been no injuries...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Most of the 400 residents who were evacuated in a small northern Ohio town have been allowed to return to their homes after a train car leaked thousands of gallons of a highly flammable chemical earlier this week.
The homes closest to Tuesday's...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:12 PM
WASHINGTON – After New York’s deadly train derailment, Congress should hold firm to a 2015 deadline for railroads to install systems that will automatically slow down or stop trains if engineers exceed speed limits or are on a collision course...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:31 PM
Responding to the deadly crash of a commuter train that was speeding through a difficult turn in the Bronx, the Federal Railroad Administration on Friday ordered the rail line to modify its signal system to ensure that speed limits are obeyed.
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Matt Stevens about Santa Monica’s development future.
The city’s skyline is poised to be dramatically altered.
One project would bring a 21-story hotel to Ocean Avenue, creating the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:41 AM
A northbound Metrolink train was delayed 90 minutes and another was canceled after an Amtrak train struck and killed a pedestrian at an Anaheim Metrolink station early Wednesday.
With the cancellation of Metrolink train 633, passengers have been...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:11 PM
It's been sitting around in Pomona for nearly 53 years, but now the beast they call Big Boy is making tracks for Wyoming.
Officially known as Union Pacific steam engine No. 4014, the locomotive has been parked at the RailGiants Train Museum in Pomona...
| Aug 15, 2013
Re "L.A. to S.F. in 30 minutes?," Aug. 13
Where's Gov. Moonbeam when you need some vision?
Our current ill-planned high-speed rail project needs to be aborted. It was doomed from Day 1 because of its cosmically stupid routing, the result of various...