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  • Five dead, 40 missing in Quebec train derailment, blasts

    Five dead, 40 missing in Quebec train derailment, blasts
    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...
  • Last delivery of new rail cars enhances safety of Metrolink fleet

    Last delivery of new rail cars enhances safety of Metrolink fleet
    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...
  • Las Vegas: Party train won't be ready for New Year's Eve 2013

    Las Vegas: Party train won't be ready for New Year's Eve 2013
    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...
  • 'The Art of Wealth' paints detailed portrait of Huntingtons

    'The Art of Wealth' paints detailed portrait of Huntingtons
    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...
  • Construction flaws found in parts of new Oceanside railroad bridge

    Construction flaws found in parts of new Oceanside railroad bridge
    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...
  • A slow — yet energizing — boat to Hawaii

    A slow — yet energizing — boat to Hawaii
    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,...
  • Ben Isaacs dies at 107; oldest Pullman porter

    Ben Isaacs dies at 107; oldest Pullman porter
    For more than three decades, Ben Isaacs worked as a Pullman porter, one of the uniformed railway men who served first-class passengers traveling in luxurious sleeping cars — a much-coveted job for African Americans between the 1870s and late 1960s....
  • Brown wants China aboard California's high-speed rail project

    Brown wants China aboard California's high-speed rail project
    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,...
  • Roger Broggie Jr. dies at 73; audio-animatronics whiz for Disney

    Roger Broggie Jr. dies at 73; audio-animatronics whiz for Disney
    The son of Disney's original Imagineer, Roger Broggie Jr. began working for the man he called "Uncle Walt" as a boy in 1950 when he tended the backyard railway at the studio mogul's Holmby Hills home. Broggie was 11 when he and his younger brother,...
  • Eric Lomax dies at 93; ex-POW's act of forgiveness set stage for memoir 'The Railway Man'

    Eric Lomax dies at 93; ex-POW's act of forgiveness set stage for memoir 'The Railway Man'
    "Some time the hating has to stop," reads the last line of "The Railway Man," a moving tale of wartime torture and forgiveness by former British prisoner of war Eric Lomax. Lomax was a British army officer when he was captured by Japanese forces during...
  • Reader photos: Southern California Moments, Day 241

     
    Take flight: Anthony Gates photographs the gateway to the Angels Flight railway with his iPhone in downtown L.A. on Aug. 25. The railway, which carries patrons up Bunker Hill, originally opened on Dec. 31, 1901. ALSO: Submit your photos Southern......