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Trains at Night, A Photo Series Featuring Passing Locomotives Being Illuminated at Night

Troy, NY-based photographer William Gill spent a year perfecting a method for lighting passing trains during the night. Utilizing different flashes …

Locomotives

Oil and trains make for a volatile combination in North America

While we have been worrying about what happens to the climate when we burn carbon, it seems we should have been noticing that the impact of moving it from its source to its markets were increasing. In North America, we are producing a vast amount of unconventional oil in north Dakota (the Bakken …

Name the famous train stations – quiz answers

<b>Image one:</b> Amsterdam Centraal, Holland<b><br>Fancy a trip?</b> Scroll around our interactive Amsterdam city guide<p><b>Image two:</b> Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan, New York City<b><br>Fancy a trip?</b> Readers' tips on budget stays in New York<p><b>Image three:</b> Haydarpaşa Terminal, Istanbul, Turkey<b><br>Fancy a trip?</b> Enjoy the sights …

Illinois Village Leads Charge for Tougher Oil Train Rules

The Chicago suburb of Barrington, where traffic is blocked by 20 freight trains a day, filed petition for action on weak tank cars.<p><b>When a freight train rolls through Barrington, Illinois, gates with flashing lights lower to block all four of the village's cross-town thoroughfares—often at the same</b> …

UPDATE 1-Train hauling crude oil derails on Philadelphia bridge

By Dave Warner<p>PHILADELPHIA, Jan 20 (Reuters) - A freight train carrying crude oil derailed on Monday on a railroad bridge in Philadelphia, forcing the closing of the busy Schuylkill Expressway, authorities said.<p>Nothing leaked and there were no injuries in the derailment near the Schuylkill River, …

Will California Bullet Train Start Work Soon Or Is It Totally F'd?

California high-speed rail officials remain bullish on the San Francisco-to-LA project as 2014 begins, even with a couple of recent (and major) legal setbacks. Some people in central California, where construction is supposed to start—now, <b>this month or next</b>, according to the AP—are hoping the …

Railcars in North Dakota crude train crash older, less safe -investigators

* Railcars don’t meet industry’s latest safety standards<p>* Crude loaded in North Dakota, bound for Missouri<p>By Alicia Underlee Nelson<p>FARGO, N.D., Dec 31 (Reuters) - The railcars carrying crude oil that crashed into a derailed grain train in North Dakota on Monday were all older types that do not meet …

N.D. Oil Train Fire Spotlights Risks of Transporting Crude

Cause of the collision near Casselton is still under investigation.<p><b>A fiery train collision in North Dakota has rattled the residents of a state experiencing both the benefits and pitfalls of an oil boom. (See related photos: "Bakken Shale Oil Boom Transforms North Dakota.")</b><p>A 112-car train carrying …

UPDATE 7-Fiery oil train collision forces evacuation of North Dakota town

By Alicia Underlee Nelson<p>FARGO, N.D., Dec 30 (Reuters) - Residents of a small town in North Dakota were urged to evacuate after a BNSF train carrying crude oil collided with another train on Monday, setting off a series of explosions and fires, the latest in a string of incidents that have raised …

Residents allowed to return home after smoky North Dakota rail crash

CASSELTON, North Dakota (Reuters) - Mandatory evacuation orders were lifted on Tuesday in Casselton, North Dakota, where a fiery oil train crash a day earlier triggered a series of blasts and forced residents from their homes.<p>The 106-car BNSF Railway Co oil train struck a derailed grain train on …

North Dakota Town Evacuated After Nearby Oil Train Explodes

Around two thirds of the residents of a North Dakota town were evacuated late Monday after a train carrying grain smashed into another carrying crude …

The World's Most Popular Cars: Ford Focus And Other Surprises

Pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles are once again popular among Americans, thanks to lower fuel prices and an improving economy. But outside the U.S., people prefer small, fuel efficient cars like the Ford Focus.<p>Driven by demand in China and other Asian markets, the Focus is likely to finish …

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Trains To Roll Through Devastated Quebec Town Again

For the first time since a July 6 derailment that caused massive explosions and fires that killed 47 people, freight trains are due to roll again through Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, starting on Wednesday.<p>According to Toronto's <i>Globe and Mail</i>:<p>"Mayor Colette Roy-Laroche said service will be restored …

Many Trains Don't Use Widely Available Auto Brakes

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP)</b> — After a speeding Metro-North Railroad commuter train barreled into a curve and derailed in the Bronx on Dec. 1, safety …

Cops: Stalled 2-mile-long freight train clogs traffic in Elgin

A stalled 2-mile-long freight train is stalling traffic in Northwest Suburban Elgin, officials said.<p>Officials said at about 6:20 p.m. that Highland Avenue and Kimball Street bridges are re-opened. Chicago Street and National Street are still blocked by the disabled train.<p>Officials initially said …

Freight Train

Life on the Train

I am not sure why but I love to travel on the train. The seats are nice and wide and there is a place to plug in your cell phone or laptop computer right next to the seat. Most trains have wireless internet so getting online work done is a little easier now than it used to be. Maybe it is romance …

HD Christmas Steam Trains (part 1)

American Freight Trains!

Man, Seeing-Eye Dog Survive Being Run Over By Train In Harlem

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP)</b> – There was an early Christmas miracle in Harlem Tuesday morning.<p>As CBS 2’s John Slattery reported Tuesday afternoon, the …

'Too much fire too fast': Big Sur blaze burns fire chief's home

A wildfire burning in the Big Sur area of California has chewed through 500 acres and destroyed at least 15 homes — including the home of the volunteer fire chief.<p>"It still has not sunk in," Big Sur Fire Chief Martha Karsten told NBC station KSBW. "I just haven't absorbed it all yet.<p>"I walked out …

Lou Reed remembered by Moe Tucker

I first met Lou when he came by one day to see my brother. They were friends from college and he came by to pick up my brother around Thanksgiving or maybe Christmas. That was in the early 60s. A long time ago. A different time. A different world. I think we said hello, and I knew from my brother …

Californians deserve to know how a bullet train will be financed

SACRAMENTO — Let's stipulate that a bullet train zipping between Los Angeles and San Francisco would be grand and groovy. But to quote a great movie line, "Show me the money!"<p>That's what the pro football wide receiver (played by<p>Cuba Gooding Jr.) tells the sports agent (Tom Cruise) in the flick …

Deadly Bronx train crash: Automatic braking system to be added at railroad curve

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Sunday that it was adding an automatic safety braking system on the curve where a Metro-North commuter train derailed in the Bronx, killing four people.<p>The authority, which controls public transportation in New York, said it planned to install several …

Here's The Federally Mandated Technology That Could Have Stopped The Deadly New York Train Derailment

One of those measures required some railroads, to install positive train control (PTC) systems by the end of 2015.<p>The derailment of a Metro-North commuter train in New York on Sunday, which killed four people and injured dozens more, is precisely the sort of accident PTC should be able to …

$559K Fine Set For Safety Failures In Deadly Arizona Wildfire

An Arizona employee safety agency has fined the state's forestry division $559,000 for its failures in handling the Yarnell Hill wildfire, which killed 19 elite firefighters from the city of Prescott this summer.<p>"The agency concluded that State Forestry placed a higher priority on protection of …

Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal

Scientists have drawn on nearly 1,000 brain scans to confirm what many had surely concluded long ago: that stark differences exist in the wiring of male and female brains.<p>Maps of neural circuitry showed that on average women's brains were highly connected across the left and right hemispheres, in …