| Jul 15, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Never one to think small, tech mogul Elon Musk -- founder of Tesla Motors and Space X -- says he's working on a "fifth mode" of transportation that can zip you from Los Angeles to San Francisco in half an hour.
"Will publish Hyperloop alpha design by...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:40 PM
The train engineer on duty during the July 6 Canadian rail disaster that killed at least 50 people and incinerated the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic is devastated and in seclusion, his lawyer told Canadian journalists Tuesday.
Tom Harding, who was the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- A government watchdog Tuesday sought a congressional investigation into California Rep. David Valadao’s efforts to halt the state’s high-speed rail project, saying the freshman failed to tell colleagues that the project could...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:23 PM
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...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 2:42 PM
When a young Disney employee in the early 1970s by the name of Tony Baxter found his daily assignments to […]...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Canadian transportation officials Tuesday suspended the operating license of the regional railway company whose unmanned train broke loose from a Quebec siding last month and ignited a massive fireball that killed 47 people and devastated the town of Lac-...
| Sep 11, 2013
Over the last few weeks, the California High-Speed Rail Authority both lost and won fairly significant battles. It lost when a Sacramento County Superior Court judge ruled that its proposed funding plan violated the voter-approved law, Proposition 1A,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
This story has been corrected. See note below for details.
The Walt Disney Concert Hall has been a boon to downtown business, real estate experts say, even though a key long-planned development near it remains stalled.
In a region so deprived of...
| 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...