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Gamblers, Wastrels and Lumberjacks: An Old Cemetery Gives Up Its Secret History

An estimated 72 people died during construction of a rail tunnel through the Montana mountains. After more than 100 years, their final resting place has been found.
French Strike Aims to Save an Envied, but Convoluted, Approach to Pensions

French Strike Aims to Save an Envied, but Convoluted, Approach to Pensions

In France, train drivers can retire at 52, public utility workers at 57 and ballet dancers at 42. President Macron calls the tangle outdated and unsustainable. A million French protesters disagree.
French Strike Aims to Save an Envied, but Convoluted, Approach to Pensions

French Strike Aims to Save an Envied, but Convoluted, Approach to Pensions

In France, train drivers can retire at 52, public utility workers at 57 and ballet dancers at 42. President Macron calls the tangle outdated and unsustainable. A million French protesters disagree.

Fractured Forests Are Endangering Wildlife, Scientists Find

The world’s forests are being carved into pieces. In tropical regions, animals are likely to pay a heavy price.

Fractured Forests Are Endangering Wildlife, Scientists Find

The world’s forests are being carved into pieces. In tropical regions, animals are likely to pay a heavy price.

Fractured Forests Are Endangering Wildlife, Scientists Find

The world’s forests are being carved into pieces. In tropical regions, animals are likely to pay a heavy price.
Trains Collide in Bangladesh, Killing at Least 16

Trains Collide in Bangladesh, Killing at Least 16

Oncoming trains smashed into each other in eastern Bangladesh early Tuesday after one conductor ignored a stop signal, officials said. Dozens were injured.
Pakistan Train Catches Fire, Killing More Than 70

Pakistan Train Catches Fire, Killing More Than 70

Passengers jumped to escape the blaze, which officials said was caused when a cooking stove exploded.
Pakistan Train Catches Fire, Killing More Than 70

Pakistan Train Catches Fire, Killing More Than 70

Passengers jumped to escape the blaze, which officials said was caused when a cooking stove exploded.
China Opens Billion-Dollar Railroad with Uncertain Future in Kenya

China Opens Billion-Dollar Railroad with Uncertain Future in Kenya

China opened the second phase of its $5 billion railroad in Kenya, a major component of the international Belt and Road Initiative, on Thursday.
This New Jersey Bridge Will No Longer Sabotage Rush Hour

This New Jersey Bridge Will No Longer Sabotage Rush Hour

The Portal Bridge is one of the busiest rail bridges in the country. But when it opens it often gets stuck, paralyzing train traffic.
Xi Jinping Comes to Nepal Bearing Investments, and India Is Watching

Xi Jinping Comes to Nepal Bearing Investments, and India Is Watching

The Chinese leader’s visit is a further display of his ambitious aims — both economic and strategic — on India’s doorstep.
Xi Jinping Comes to Nepal Bearing Investments, and India Is Watching

Xi Jinping Comes to Nepal Bearing Investments, and India Is Watching

The Chinese leader’s visit is a further display of his ambitious aims — both economic and strategic — on India’s doorstep.
The Sterile, Efficient Life of a Millennial

The Sterile, Efficient Life of a Millennial

I’d love a dining car on the train. Or any chance to slow down.

Dutch Railroad Reckons With Holocaust Shame, 70 Years Later

Even as the national railroad company in the Netherlands begins paying compensation to the relatives of those it transported to death camps, new details of its collaboration are emerging.

Dutch Railroad Reckons With Holocaust Shame, 70 Years Later

Even as the national railroad company in the Netherlands begins paying compensation to the relatives of those it transported to death camps, new details of its collaboration are emerging.
Train vs. Plane: And the Winner Is ... Well, It Depends

Train vs. Plane: And the Winner Is ... Well, It Depends

An analysis of six trips in North America evaluates which method is quicker, cheaper and easier.
Train vs. Plane: And the Winner Is ... Well, It Depends

Train vs. Plane: And the Winner Is ... Well, It Depends

An analysis of six trips in North America evaluates which method is quicker, cheaper and easier.
Phoenix Votes to Expand Light Rail, as Cities Wrestle With Public Transit

Phoenix Votes to Expand Light Rail, as Cities Wrestle With Public Transit

American cities have struggled over plans for light-rail systems in a debate that has pitted economic and environmental goals against worries over costs.
Phoenix Votes to Expand Light Rail, as Cities Wrestle With Public Transit

Phoenix Votes to Expand Light Rail, as Cities Wrestle With Public Transit

American cities have struggled over plans for light-rail systems in a debate that has pitted economic and environmental goals against worries over costs.