Railroads

What is net neutrality?

Net neutrality, or the open internet, is the idea that internet service providers (ISPs) are considered common carriers or public utilities, like …

Internet

Loftwonen Strijp-S / architecten|en|en

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Loftwonen is a special form of urban residence. The idea of Loftwonen is based on high rooms and …

December 8, 1881

A railroad bridge across the Missouri at St. Charles collapsed for the third time! Thirty one freight cars plunged into the river. It was also …

Books

Ethiopia: Mekelle Industrial Park - Part, Parcel of Ethiopia's Industrial Development

As a jaw-dropping displays of genius towards the beginning of industrial transformation, Ethiopia has been throwing its full weight to the …

Africa

Tanzania-Zambia railway halts copper transportation after strike

LUSAKA, Dec 6 (Reuters) - The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) has suspended all train services, including the transportation of copper …

Africa

Here's Why Rail Road Stocks, Including Genesee & Wyoming, Rallied in November

The prospect of lower tax rates sent railroad stocks soaring at the end of the month.<p><b>What happened</b><p>Shares of <b>Genesee & Wyoming</b> (NYSE:GWR) rose 8.9% …

Stocks

Operation shows drivers, pedestrians disregarding railroad crossings

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - Police in Robstown conducted a different kind of sting operation Wednesday. The idea was to catch drivers who ignore …

Chelatchie Prairie Railroad offers unique tree experience

YACOULT, Wash. (KOIN) — If you’re still looking for a Christmas tree, there’s a unique experience waiting up in Clark County.<p>The Chelatchie Prairie …

Portland, OR

Homes evacuated after gas line break in Upton

Homes in Upton were evacuated Wednesday after a gas line ruptured on Hartford Avenue, police said.<p>The 2-inch gas main leak was reported near the …

Hartford

Tunnel bores completed as Tbilisi – Makhindzhauri upgrading progresses

GEORGIA: Staff from national railway GR, contractors and policymakers gathered on November 21 to celebrate the completion of the longest tunnel on …

Tbilisi

Days Out: The Santa Express on the North York Moors Railway

Dashing through the snow*, on a fast steam railway… this is your chance to take a magical ride with Santa and what could be more Christmassy?<p>The …

Leeds

China to Keep Railway Reform, Debt Control on Track

China pledged to step up efforts to push ahead with corporate reforms in its massive railway industry while tightening scrutiny of railway …

News (China)

India train travels 160km in 'wrong direction'

<b>A group of Indian farmers say they woke up shocked to find that the train they were travelling on had sped 160km (99 miles) in the "wrong direction".</b><p>About 1,500 farmers were travelling overnight to the western state of Maharashtra after taking part in a protest rally in Delhi.<p>But several hours into …

India

New high-speed railway keeps pandas, rare birds safe

A bullet train conducts a trial run between Xi'an and Chengdu. Once put to use later this year, it will be China's first high-speed railway across …

News (China)

Chinese companies carrying out 20 railway projects overseas

BEIJING, Nov 23 (APP):Chinese companies are carrying out more than 20 railway projects overseas including Pakistan, with a total investment of 100 …

China

Thameslink: Full timetable delayed by year, watchdog says

<b>Plans to almost double the number of Thameslink trains running through London have been delayed by a year, the Whitehall spending watchdog has said.</b><p>A timetable of up to 24 trains per hour at peak times was scheduled to start by the end of next year.<p>The National Audit Office (NAO) said it will be …

Trains

Why is railway ‘signal failure’ so common now, when it was so rare in the 1950s?

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts<p>When I was a trainspotter in the 50s and 60s, railway signals were mostly of the semaphore type operated by wires and men in signal boxes, and I …

Locomotives

Xi'an-Chengdu high-speed railway enters test run

The first full-course test run was carried out Wednesday on a high-speed railway linking Xi'an with Chengdu, which is scheduled to enter operation …

China

Over 20 Chinese railway projects underway overseas

SHANGHAI, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese companies are carrying out more than 20 railway projects overseas, with a total investment of 100 billion yuan …

News (China)

Fire near Deeside Industrial Estate causes railway distruption

An open space fire near a railway bridge has caused disruption to trains this afternoon.<p>North Wales Fire and Rescue service were called shortly after …

News (Wales)

Pope addresses Italian road and railway police

While commending Italy’s police force for ensuring the safety and security of those travelling by road and train, Pope Francis on Monday called on …

Christianity

Japanese railway company apologises after train leaves 20 seconds early

A railway company in Tokyo has issued a formal apology to its customers after one of its trains departed 20 seconds early.<p>A train on Tuesday was …

Japan

Model Train At 'World's Largest Model Train Show' Deemed Racist

A model train display called "racist" in Wisconsin depicted two white State Troopers pointing guns at three African Americans.<p>MILWAUKEE, WI — A model …

Milwaukee

Deficient I-90 Viaduct Replacement Project Could Start In 2020

Support the news<p>Construction would begin in three years to replace a structurally deficient viaduct that carries 144,000 vehicles a day along …

WARNING: Don’t Risk Your Life Taking Photographs on or Around Railroad Tracks (VIDEO)

Our most popular story of 2017 thus far is a video from NBC’s “Rosen Reports” we posted in April, warning about the potentially fatal practice of …

BRIEF-Texmaco Rail & Engineering gets contract worth $67.7 mln from Ministry of Railway, Bangladesh govt

Nov 1 (Reuters) - Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd TEXA.NS :<p>* Got contract worth $67.7 million by Ministry of Railway, Bangladesh government for …

Engineering

Baku – Tbilisi – Kars railway corridor inaugurated

INTERNATIONAL: The presidents of Turkey and Azerbaijan and the prime ministers of Georgia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan attended a ceremony at the Port …

Tbilisi

WSJ: GE exploring exit from railroad business

General Electric (GE -0.3%) is looking to sell, spin off or partner its century-old railroad business, <i>WSJ</i> reports, as a major part of new CEO John …

Business

GE considers exiting railroad business: Report

General Electric is looking for a way to leave the railroad business, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Wall Street Journal

GE considers sale of railroad business, says WSJ

General Electric Co. is considering a spin-off or sale of its railroad business, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal, citing people …

Markets