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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...
  • A railroad dinosaur is coming back to life

    A railroad dinosaur is coming back to life
    It's been sitting around in Pomona for nearly 53 years, but now the beast they call Big Boy is making tracks for Wyoming. Officially known as Union Pacific steam engine No. 4014, the locomotive has been parked at the RailGiants Train Museum in Pomona...
  • NTSB faults parade safety plans in Texas float crash that killed 4

    Officials in Midland, Texas, and organizers of a weekend celebration honoring military veterans bear some responsibility for a deadly crash between a freight train and a float carrying veterans and their loved ones, according to the National...
  • Perfect weather to open new runway at O'Hare

    Perfect weather to open new runway at O'Hare
    The new $1.3 billion runway that opened at O’Hare International Airport on Thursday immediately began to provide a payoff on the long-term investment, with airlines running mostly on-time operations despite overcast skies that normally would cause...
  • Some cancellations but Metra 'considerably better today'

    Some cancellations but Metra 'considerably better today'
    Three Metra trains were canceled because of mechanical problems this morning, but most of the agency's 11 lines were running close to normal. “We’re doing better than previous days,” Metra spokesman Tom Miller said. “Considerably...
  • Investing: Stocks that make sense now

    Several categories of companies show promise for the second half of 2013. Among them are health care stocks, which offer investors a triple advantage. Many offer attractive yields; they're defensive holdings in an uncertain market; and the case for long-...
  • Thousands still without power after storms hit Chicago region

    Thousands still without power after storms hit Chicago region
    Maintenance crews restored power to tens of thousands of homes overnight after severe thunderstorms in the Chicago region brought powerful winds and reports of funnel clouds Wednesday evening. By 11:30 a.m., of the more than 78,000 customers affected by...
  • Rail travel in 2013: A waiting year

    Rail travel in 2013: A waiting year
    Overall, 2013 is shaping up as a "more of the same" year, with only modest technical improvements and just the usual sales and promotions. Rail systems in many parts of the world are working on improvements, but you won't see any big projects completed...
  • Metra train hits unoccupied car in Des Plaines, delaying service

    Metra train hits unoccupied car in Des Plaines, delaying service
    Metra Union Pacific-Northwest Line trains were delayed this evening after an outbound train hit a car in Des Plaines, according to the agency. Train No. 633, scheduled to arrive in Barrington at 5:54 p.m., hit the car near the line's Des Plaines station...
  • Person struck, killed by Metra train near Des Plaines station

    Person struck, killed by Metra train near Des Plaines station
    All trains were stopped on the Union Pacific Northwest Line this morning after a train bound for Chicago struck and killed a 54-year-old man near the Des Plaines station at about 7:30 a.m., officials said. The man, who was from Des Plaines, was struck by...
  • Stuck snowplow slows Metra UP-West Line traffic

    Stuck snowplow slows Metra UP-West Line traffic
    A snowplow that became stuck on railroad tracks in Wheaton stopped trains on Metra's Union Pacific-West Line for a little less than a hour, according to the agency. The plow is believed to have turned over onto the tracks near College Avenue about 7 p....
  • First editions: A rare present

    First editions: A rare present
    Never mind the Morlocks. For a book lover, the most chilling scene in the 1960 screen adaptation of "The Time Machine" is the one in which the Time Traveler is taken to the decrepit library of the Eloi race. "I can learn all I want about you from books,"...