Locomotives

ÖBB agrees €1.5bn deal with Siemens for long-distance trains

The Viaggio coaches will be operated with ÖBB’s current fleet of Siemens Taurus locomotives, with commissioning of the first Railjet and Nightjet …

Trains

Beautiful five-bedroom home where Thomas the Tank Engine creator Reverend W Awdry developed his interest in trains as a young boy goes on sale for £1.75m

The stunning Grade II listed five-bedroom home where Thomas the Tank Engine creator Reverend W Awdry developed his interest in trains as a young boy …

Trains

Internal syndicate operating at Transnet: Molefe

JOHANNESBURG - Transnet's board chairperson says there’s a syndicate operating at the company that’s hellbent on destroying it.<p>Popo Molefe said …

Trains

Everything You Need to Know About the Rügen Islands, Germany

Germany rarely tops the wish list of sun-and-sand lovers. However, the country is home to many spectacular islands and beaches, a jewel among which …

European Travel

Limited "Aurora" Edition Announced for Metro Exodus

<b>The Aurora Limited Edition</b> contains a copy of the game in an exclusive Steelbook®, a beautiful 32-page art book, and the Metro Exodus Expansion Pass, …

Steam Locomotives

Baptism of Fire: The Rescue of the SS Mirlo

One hundred years ago, on the afternoon of Aug. 16, 1918, British tanker <i>SS Mirlo</i> was steaming through wind-swept seas north of Cape Hatteras, North …

Rowing

Railway workshop to deploye-cart to haul organic waste

Moving forward in its eco-friendly initiatives, the Golden Rock Railway Workshop here will soon deploy pollution free e-cart to transport low density …

Trains

Museum volunteer building replica of 1837 steam locomotive

It was the early days of the railroad, and there were cleaner ways to travel than by train.<p>With no covering above their heads, ash and cinders rained …

Trains

NJ Transit: Atlantic City line must shut down for safety upgrade

TRENTON — Suspending the Atlantic City Rail Line is necessary to make safety upgrades, NJ Transit officials told lawmakers Thursday, but they …

NJ Transit

Iowa News Headlines Thursday, August 16, 2018

(Des Moines, IA) -- Vice President Mike Pence says there is "progress and energy" in the U-S economy, including "better" trade deals with countries …

Iowa

Cleanup at Transnet is long overdue and ‘sorely needed’

The imminent suspensions of three senior executives at state-owned enterprise (SOE) Transnet is a “sorely needed” intervention in the governance of …

Travel (South Africa)

4 Stocks to Buy as Industrial Production Edges Up in July

Per the latest report from the Federal Reserve on Aug 15, U.S. industrial production for the month of July increased 0.1%. The rise in the metric, …

Investing

Citi Retail Services Signs Agreement with Caterpillar Financial to Provide Commercial and Consumer Card Services

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<p>Citi Retail Services today announced a long-term agreement with Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation (Cat Financial) …

Banking

New Time Table Of Trains: Why Rail Passengers Are Bewildered

Rail passengers are a dazed lot following the ministry’s abrupt Independence Day announcement on vast changes in the time table. In some cases, the …

Trains

Green Cargo receives first Transmontana locomotive

Green Cargo awarded Softronic a contract for two locomotives in July 2017, and in April 2018 ordered a further six units, which will be delivered in …

Trains

South Africa's Transnet Plans to Suspend CEO After Probes

The board of Transnet SOC Ltd., South Africa’s state-owned port and freight-rail operator, gave Chief Executive Officer Siyabonga Gama and two other …

South Africa

Transnet CEO given notice of suspension for ‘wrongfully obtaining his MBA’ amid R38bn locomotive probe

The Board of Transnet has served letters of intention to place on precautionary suspension three senior employees, its CEO Siyabonga Gama, as well as …

Corruption

Transnet bigwigs face suspension

JOHANNESBURG - The chief executive of South Africa’s Transnet and two other senior officials have been told they will be suspended, the chairman of …

South Africa

Service on Metra's BNSF line getting better, but more work needed, officials say

Service on Metra’s BNSF Railway line, plagued this summer by overcrowding and air conditioning breakdowns, is improving but officials say there’s still work to be done.<p>On-time performance on the line from Union Station to Aurora has improved from 91.6 percent in July to 95 percent in August, DJ …

Transportation

Democrats’ hope to beat Scott Walker is former teacher

MADISON, Wis. — Tony Evers will try to capitalize on his even-keeled demeanor and background in education as a former teacher, superintendent and now …

Scott Walker

Brazil's North-South Railway set for November auction

Described as the “backbone" of the railway network, FNS is considered to be a crucial part of the national logistics system because it links …

Trains

Shout Out: Edward Kwiatkowski takes you on a ride through Chicago history

Ah, a gentle trip back to simpler times ... ice cream sundaes, a day at the beach, a ride on a streetcar. Well, the first two are still around.<p>What led to the demise of Chicago’s streetcars? Edward Kwiatkowski, an Elmwood Park resident and frequent visitor to the Eisenhower Public Library in …

Amusement Parks

Train at Busch Gardens theme park catches fire

Firefighters responded to a fire at Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Va., on Thursday afternoon.<p>According to reports, a fire broke out just before 3:30 pm at the Caribou Train Station. Fire crews responded immediately and were able to contain the blaze quickly.<p>A spokesperson for Busch …

Amusement Parks

Fin24.com | Transnet execs will 'have chance to be heard' - Molefe

The executives facing suspension will have the chance to defend themselves, says Transnet board chair Popo Molefe.

South African Politics

A motley crew of summer festivals celebrate cannabis, tattoos and trains

Seattle Tattoo Expo, Hempfest Seattle, Snoqualmie Railroad Days, Aug. 17-19

Festivals

BNSF can sue locomotive seat maker over engineer's injuries

A federal appeals court on Monday said the BNSF railroad, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc, can sue a maker of locomotive seats to recoup settlement costs with an engineer who was injured when his seat broke.<p>The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul, Minnesota said a lower …

Law

Looking Backward: Washington & Ohio, circa 1925

By 1925, even as the adjacent port still burgeoned with lake traffic, the Canal District was woebegone. Here, in a photograph taken around that year, …

Buffalo

The Trojan horse that wheeled R600m out of state-owned entities

<i>In 2013 Regiments Capital got a foot in the door at Transnet. A year later the firm was earning more than R400-million a year in consulting fees as</i> …

South African Politics

Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman says he has lung cancer

Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman announced on Facebook Tuesday that he has advanced lung cancer.Coleman, who served as mayor of St. Paul from 1994 to …

Cancer

Otakon 2018: A Celebration Of Fandom And The Future

Otakon arrived in America’s most political town in the middle of a turbulent summer. The threat of a nearby and potentially dangerous white supremacist rally coincided with the annual three-day Japanese culture convention. Regular safety precautions preceded the event.<p>But during the weekend itself, …

Anime