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Senators: Put cameras on train tracks, engineers

NEW YORK (AP) — A week after four people died in a New York commuter train derailment, two federal lawmakers proposed Sunday that trains nationwide be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the […]

12/08/2013

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a Metro-North passenger train derailment in the Bronx borough of New York Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. The train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx on Sunday morning, coming to rest just inches from the water and causing multiple fatalities and dozens of injuries, authorities said. Metropolitan Transportation Authority police say the train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NY railway has until Tuesday to analyze lines

NEW YORK (AP) – The Metro-North Railroad has until Tuesday to identify places in its system with major speed changes under an order from federal transportation officials requiring an extra worker in the driver’s cab […]

12/07/2013

Workers walk on the tracks after the Amtrak Crescent train derailed, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Spartanburg County, S.C.  (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

Amtrak Crescent with 218 aboard derails in SC

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Several cars of the New York City-bound Amtrak Crescent with 218 people aboard went off the tracks in South Carolina early Monday as bags flew and jolted passengers clung to each […]

11/25/2013

A fire burns at the site of a CSX freight train derailment, Rosedale, Maryland. (AP Photo)

CSX: Md. train explosion caused by chemical cargo

ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) — Train operator CSX Transportation on Wednesday pointed to a hazardous chemical in a rail car as the source of an explosion on a derailed train near Baltimore that sparked a fire, […]

05/29/2013

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Feds investigate Md. train derailment, explosion

ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) — Federal investigators planned to spend the coming days piecing together what caused a chemical-carrying CSX train to collide with a garbage truck, derail and explode at a rail crossing in suburban […]

05/29/2013

West Texas rail crossing had 10 previous accidents

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal records show there were 10 previous collisions at the same West Texas railroad crossing where a train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans and their families. Records reviewed by […]

11/16/2012

Maker of Japan's bullet train chosen for US cars

CHICAGO (AP) – The company that makes cars for Japan’s bullet train has been picked to build a fleet of next generation passenger cars for rail corridors in the Midwest and California. Illinois, Michigan, Missouri […]

09/27/2012

Feds approve first leg of Calif. high-speed rail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The Federal Railroad Administration gave its approval Wednesday for construction on the first phase of California’s high-speed rail system, clearing the final technical hurdle for construction to start next year on […]

09/19/2012

Train to nowhere

A Nevada company is on the verge of landing a 4-point-9 billion dollar loan from the Obama administration to build a high-speed train that would rocket tourists from the middle of nowhere to the casinos […]

03/26/2012

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