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  • Sen. Feinstein: New York train crash shows safety goals must be met

    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...
  • Letters: Elon Musk's speedy solution

    Letters: Elon Musk's speedy solution
    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...
  • Interview: Antonio Villaraigosa reflects on past as he charts future

    Interview: Antonio Villaraigosa reflects on past as he charts future
    Just before leaving City Hall after serving the maximum eight years in office, then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at length with Los Angeles Times political reporters Maeve Reston and Michael Finnegan about his legacy and political future. LAT:...
  • Metro recommends contractor (and $160 million more) for Crenshaw Line

    Transportation officials are seeking an additional $160 million for the Crenshaw Line light-rail construction budget, bringing the project’s estimated cost to more than $2 billion, according to a staff report issued Friday by the Los Angeles...
  • Leimert Park Village hails victory on Crenshaw Line station

     Leimert Park Village hails victory on Crenshaw Line station
    South Los Angeles residents gathered Friday to celebrate a future that many thought would never happen. At a park in tree-lined Leimert Park Village, dozens of community members cheered their victory: approval for a light-rail station on the Crenshaw...
  • Isabel Benham dies at 103; first female partner on Wall Street

    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...
  • Robert Fogel dies at 86; economic historian won Nobel Prize

    Robert Fogel dies at 86; economic historian won Nobel Prize
    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...
  • Angels Flight derailment: Passenger would like her 50 cents back

    Angels Flight derailment: Passenger would like her 50 cents back
    Dana Harris was about to cross Hill Street when she heard the Angels Flight rail car behind her shake and grind louder than normal. When she turned around, the lower train had twisted off its track, leaving its sole passenger stranded in a derailed car....
  • Angels Flight car comes off track, stranding Australian tourist

    Angels Flight car comes off track, stranding Australian tourist
    Dana Harris was about to cross Hill Street late Thursday morning when she heard the Angels Flight funicular shake and grind louder than usual. When she turned around, she saw the lower train had twisted off its track, leaving its sole passenger stranded...
  • Taking the scenic route on the Rocky Mountaineer train

    Taking the scenic route on the Rocky Mountaineer train
    ABOARD THE ROCKY MOUNTAINEER IN WESTERN CANADA — The land, baronial and steep, dwarfs this 20-car train as it snakes through the wilderness. Go ahead, smudge your nose up against the wide windows. Slip outside into the warm, pine-scented vestibule...
  • Union Pacific to restore famed steam locomotive 'Big Boy 4014'

    Union Pacific to restore famed steam locomotive 'Big Boy 4014'
    It has been called the last of the giant freight locomotives, a lumbering behemoth known as the “Big Boy 4014.”  For half a century it has been on display at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona, drawing railroad buffs from around...