| 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 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,...
| Aug 18, 2012
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....
| 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,...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 11:51 AM
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,...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 4:39 PM
"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...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 4:06 PM
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......