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PHOTOS: Over-Sea Railroad Turns 100

AP | By SUZETTE LABOY | Posted 01.19.2012 | Travel

MARATHON, Fla. -- Florida is marking the centennial of Henry Flagler's Over-Sea Railroad, which steamed through the Florida Keys Jan. 22, 1912, carryi...

The Pithy Tale of Owney

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 10.19.2011 | Home
Maggie Van Ostrand

2011-08-19-owney.JPG There is no proof that Owney helped railroad's mail personnel sort the mail while in transit, becoming the fastest sorter of all time, but there's no proof that he didn't.

Rush to Art Exhibit at Chinese Historical Society: It's Gold!

Sally Fay | Posted 10.08.2011 | San Francisco
Sally Fay

I was mesmerized by the scenes of the Chinese in blue workers' suits, long black braids down their backs under straw hats. There they were in 1869 building the Central Pacific railroad to link America together as never before.

Post-Katrina Rebuilding Includes Wider, Greener Transit Options

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

New Orleans business and community leaders have argued that an intercity rail line would benefit the region economically and culturally, and would be another way for New Orleans residents to head north when hurricanes approach.

Railroads Charged With Price-Fixing

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 08.07.2011 | Denver

OMAHA, Neb. — Oxbow Mining filed a federal antitrust lawsuit Tuesday against Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe, saying the railroad...

Atlas Shrugged

Michael Jones | Posted 07.05.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

Atlas is a movie about railroads and steel, the ribs and heart of an America past. It is a world like our world but just missing reality.

8 Railroad Innovations Promoting Environmental Awareness (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

With the 41st anniversary of Earth Day quickly approaching, organizations and corporations all over the world are focusing on new initiatives to promo...

The Blackfoot Indians in New York City: Historic Photos from the Museum of the City of New York

Lacy Schutz | Posted 06.13.2011 | New York
Lacy Schutz

How Railways Made Large-Scale War Possible

Christian Wolmar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christian Wolmar

Railways changed the nature of warfare, and created the potential for prolonged and mass scale warfare.

The Anniversary of Our American Success Story

Edward R. Hamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Edward R. Hamberger

Freight railroads today are a shining example of the American success story -- proving what is possible when the right balance is struck between government regulation and private innovation.

GoCause at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy: How Two-Wheelers Will Save Our Planet

Matt Hooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Hooper

By building trails where rails used to be, RTC has transformed industrial waste into something useful, beautiful and organic.

What Should We Do Instead?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Right now, the debate is focused on a goal of shifting ten percent of America's truck traffic to rail. That's not ambitious enough. Given the evidence that's pouring into the Gulf of Mexico, we need to get America off of oil as quickly as we can.

Grand Theft Auto 3: Rail City

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Greg Selkoe

This is the last of my 3 part installment of posts entitled Grand Theft Auto. In this post I will discuss inner city public rail transportation and automobile use in urban settings.

Grand Theft Auto 2: San Autodreas-Highspeed Fail

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Greg Selkoe

America, it is time to get serious about rail and stop getting our a** kicked by the rest of the world.

8 Of The World's Most Popular High-Speed Trains (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Obama Administration recently allocated money for high-speed train projects across the nation. Here at HuffPost Green, we think high speed rail is...

Green News Report -- February 16, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Buh-bye, Evan Bayh; Supertrains for China, not so much for the U.S.; Freeways cause heart attacks...

Buffett's Berkshire: Burlington Northern Railroad Is Latest Acquisition

AP | SAMANTHA BOMKAMP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The biggest name in investing is making what he calls an "all-in wager" on the U.S. economy – $34 billion to own a railroad tha...

Time to Change the Game for Airline and Railroad Workers

Edward Wytkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Edward Wytkind

Unionization in the airline industry has slowed. Why? Union-busting campaigns are alive and well because current election policy encourages employer-run voter suppression campaigns.

Has Warren Gone Off the Rails?

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Warren Buffett is investing $32 billion in Burlington Northern Santa Fe, the nation's 2nd largest railroad. At first blush, this is radically counter-intuitive. A railroad? Isn't that hopelessly brick-and-mortar?

Commerce Residents Choke on Fumes

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Terry Gardner

No one should have to hold their breath at home to avoid inhaling diesel fumes.

P3s: Let's Not Party Like It's 1929

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

We must take the public interest more seriously when we talk about P3s.

Dick Cheney: The Quintessential Villain of the American West

Nathan Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Hegedus

Sadly, in both the Old West and the new West, the big boys in the smoke-filled rooms always need a Dick Cheney.

Ditch the Automobile Altogether

Joe Lauria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joe Lauria

Why not take those millions of dollars that create sophisticated commercial propaganda all day on television to induce us to buy a car and put it to work reducing greenhouse gases instead?

Obama Plots Huge High-Speed Railroad Expansion In Stimulus Bill

Politico | DAVID ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Railroads made Chicago, and now a Chicago-rich White House wants to return the favor: remaking rail with a huge new federal investment in high-speed p...

Cuba's Trains: One More Victim in the Collapse of Infrastructure

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Lokomotiv He started with a pick and shovel, planting the heavy crossbeams that support the train lines. His father had also been a railroad worke...