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Bakken Trains

J Henry Fair | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
J Henry Fair

There has been an alarming rise in the incidence of train accidents in the last two years involving the derailment of tanker cars carrying crude oil, spilling large volumes of toxic crude oil into waterways.

David Lohr

Train Passes Over 'Very Lucky Young Lady' Who Fell Asleep On Tracks

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.06.2014 | Crime

An Alabama woman is lucky to be alive after she fell asleep between railway tracks and a train passed over her, police say. Authorities in Auburn r...

A New Paris Walk: La Petite Ceinture

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

New York City has the High Line that runs alongside one mile of the old West Side Line Central Railroad, a nice and green elevated hike, which was des...

Woman Rescued From Speeding Train Moments Before Smashing Car

Posted 02.24.2012 | Good News

Stuck on the tracks of the CSX railroad in Newark, Del., 24-year-old Monique Dyton and her sister Christina Johnson, 22, were just moments away from d...

Traveling The Outback With Santa And An Australian Idol

Shannon Melnyk | Posted 02.23.2012 | Travel
Shannon Melnyk

The songstress joined Kris Kringle in boarding the train from New South Wales into the Outback to perform free concerts in rarely visited communities.

Should David Cassidy Have Let His Roots Show on Celebrity Apprentice?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

David Cassidy -- the Justin Bieber of the 1970s -- had a tough go of it on Celebrity Apprentice. Like the many who are old enough to remember the day...

Vintage Trains Deployed In Sweden To Handle Snow

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In an effort to keep its public transit running during inclement winter weather, Sweden has turned back the clocks over half a century by deploying vi...

China Unveils World's Fastest High Speed Train

AP/The Huffington Post | ANITA CHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A Chinese passenger train hit a record speed of 302 miles per hour (486 kilometers per hour) Friday during a test run of a yet-to-be o...

The Significance of the Catoctin Aqueduct in the Story of American Transportation

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Kate Kelly

We rarely stop to think about how the story of our country hinges heavily on the types of transportation created to take people west and to bring raw materials and products east.

Rule Change Brings Fairness to Airline and Rail Union Elections

Edward Wytkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Edward Wytkind

Until now, workers in the airline and rail industries had to fight an uphill battle in order to exercise their right to choose union representation. The change levels a playing field that has been uneven for too long.

Amtrak Ridership Shrinks, But It's Still Second Best Year For Railroad

AP | JOAN LOWY, Associated Press Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP)-- Amtrak said Monday its ridership dropped by more than a million passengers in the past year, still the second-highest year in the ra...