| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Within the memory of those still living, "The Lone Ranger" was a radio serial that broadcast 2,956 episodes over 21 years, as well as a beloved TV series that ran for an additional eight. Never in all that time was it thought necessary to have a villain...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 12:20 PM
LAC-MEGANTIC, Canada — As firefighters doused still-burning oil tanker cars, more bodies were recovered Sunday in this devastated town in eastern Quebec, raising the death toll to five after a runaway train derailed, igniting explosions and fires...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Spurred by two deadly crashes since 2005, Metrolink has now replaced almost all its fleet of aging rail cars with a state-of-the-art model designed to better protect passengers and crews during crashes.
Officials for the commuter railroad announced...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:55 AM
The Las Vegas party train, which was supposed to begin service from Orange County to Las Vegas in time for this coming New Year's Eve, has been delayed.
Michael Barron, president and chief executive of Las Vegas Railway Express, or X Train, said this...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Robert Fogel, the University of Chicago economic historian awarded a Nobel Prize for his data-driven reconsiderations of how railways and slavery influenced U.S. economic history, has died. He was 86.
Fogel died Tuesday at Manor Care Health Services...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:42 PM
Isabel Benham, whose deep knowledge of the railroad industry made her an influential bond analyst at a time when few women held positions of authority on Wall Street, has died. She was 103.
She died May 18 in her New York City apartment, according to...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The library of the Huntington in San Marino is large and stately, its walls lined with oversized 18th century French tapestries depicting wealthy noblemen and women frolicking in bucolic settings.
"This is all Arabella," says art historian Shelley...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Sections of a new $40.6-million bridge near Oceanside that will serve one of the busiest rail corridors in the nation are being torn out and rebuilt due to flaws in the concrete.
Officials for the San Diego Assn. of Governments, which is funding the...
| Apr 21, 2013
LAHAINA, Hawaii — "Here, take this one," Elisa said, lifting an orchid lei from her shoulders and draping it on Laurel's. "Aloha."
My wife, Laurel, and I were in the tender queue with Elisa, our "port shopping specialist," at Lahaina on Maui,...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:01 PM
SHANGHAI — Gov. Jerry Brown's trade mission to China this week is intersecting with one of the most controversial issues of his governorship: California's $68-billion bullet train.
The governor has staked part of his legacy on the rail network,...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 9:36 PM
The Metrolink commuter railroad on Tuesday held a safety workshop for officials responsible for overseeing transportation agencies that operate buses, trains, subways and light-rail lines throughout the region....