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Improving American Rail, part 5: reclaiming our train stations

If you are standing in downtown South Bend, IN, located about a mile and a half from the campus of the University of Notre Dame, and you look south over the city you can see in the near distance a curved roof adjacent to a rail embankment. 1,422 more words

Chicago

TRACKING YOUR TRAIN IN THE 21st CENTURY – RAILROAD PASSENGERS & WEB TOOLS

In our 21st Century of instant communication, the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) offers travellers detailed ways online to track your passenger train. 242 more words

Westerns

The Scandinavian take on heavy haul rail

Thomas Nordmark, Rail Road Specialist at LKAB Business & Technology Development – Sweden talks about the similarities of railway operations in Sweden and Australia, and the challenges of increasing axle-load for freight rail in Scandinavia. 359 more words

Mining & Resources

RIDIN’ THE RAILS: JOHNNY CASH & THE RAILROAD

The great American singer Johnny Cash was a fan of trains. Born in 1932, he came of age in the immediate post-World War II years as diesel replaced steam locomotives but the automobile and aviation had yet to completely overshadow train travel. 374 more words
Westerns

Man killed when freight train hits car

Via train travel between Ottawa and Toronto was disrupted Wednesday after a fatal car-train collision shut down the tracks near Belleville.

The only occupant of the vehicle, a man, was killed in the collision with a westbound freight train at a crossing on Tate Road in Quinte West. 244 more words

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