railroads

Nairobi Journal: Kenyans Fear Chinese-Backed Railway Is Another ‘Lunatic Express’

Nairobi Journal: Kenyans Fear Chinese-Backed Railway Is Another ‘Lunatic Express’

A Kenya Railways employee sending off the train from Nairobi to Mombasa at the new Standard Gauge Railway terminal in Nairobi this week.
Delays Cascade on L.I.R.R. After Power Problem in Tunnel

Delays Cascade on L.I.R.R. After Power Problem in Tunnel

Commuters waiting in Pennsylvania Station on Tuesday. Two Long Island Railroad Trains were stuck in the tunnel during the morning commute, causing delays throughout the system.
Amtrak Plans to Close Several Penn Station Tracks for Major Repairs

Amtrak Plans to Close Several Penn Station Tracks for Major Repairs

A federal official who had been briefed on Amtrak’s plans said the railroad was trying to limit the number of closings at Pennsylvania Station in New York to about three or four tracks at a time.
Amtrak Plans to Close Several Penn Station Tracks for Major Repairs

Amtrak Plans to Close Several Penn Station Tracks for Major Repairs

A federal official who had been briefed on Amtrak’s plans said the railroad was trying to limit the number of closings at Pennsylvania Station in New York to about three or four tracks at a time.

Railways on Track for Digital Transformation

The internet of things (IoT) is beginning to transform railroads, despite the industry's longstanding conservatism. The amount of data trains generate is measured in “brontobytes” (millions of times
Trump Cuts Leave Bridge and Rail Projects Hanging

Trump Cuts Leave Bridge and Rail Projects Hanging

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, seen from Metairie, La., is one of the projects where supporters hope the Trump budget will supply needed funds.
A Brief History of the Worst Winter Train Rides

A Brief History of the Worst Winter Train Rides

An abandoned horse car at the corner of Ninth Street at University Place during the March 1888 blizzard in New York City.
CSX Has Finally Named Hunter Harrison as Its CEO

CSX Has Finally Named Hunter Harrison as Its CEO

Bowing to pressure from activist investor Mantle Ridge.
Ukraine ‘Blockaders’ Try to Cut Off Rail Traffic From Rebel Areas

Ukraine ‘Blockaders’ Try to Cut Off Rail Traffic From Rebel Areas

Activists at a rail blockade in February in the village of Shcherbivka in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.
The $10 Billion Battle for CSX Stock Will Be Decided Next Week

The $10 Billion Battle for CSX Stock Will Be Decided Next Week

A shareholder activist and a railroad turnaround expert want control, and are asking for a lot.
Snow, Avalanches, Rain Delay Grain Movement to U.S. Ports

Snow, Avalanches, Rain Delay Grain Movement to U.S. Ports

Asia is scrambling for U.S. grain that has been slow to arrive from the field via freight train.
Can a 72-Year-Old Railroad Legend Do It Again With CSX?

Can a 72-Year-Old Railroad Legend Do It Again With CSX?

This CEO has overhauled three railways; he'd like to make it four.
Mind the Closing Doors: Echoes of Thatcher in U.K. Railway Battle

Mind the Closing Doors: Echoes of Thatcher in U.K. Railway Battle

British commuters are trapped in a battle between labour unions and conservative lawmakers.
Mind the Closing Doors: Echoes of Thatcher in U.K. Railway Battle

Mind the Closing Doors: Echoes of Thatcher in U.K. Railway Battle

British commuters are trapped in a battle between labour unions and conservative lawmakers.
Serbian Nationalist Train Halts at Border With Kosovo

Serbian Nationalist Train Halts at Border With Kosovo

A train left Belgrade, Serbia, on Saturday for Mitrovica, in northern Kosovo, where most of Kosovo’s ethnic Serbs live. The train was painted with Serbian flags, religious Christian Orthodox scenes
What in the World: Who Haunts U.K. Ghost Trains? Railway Enthusiasts

What in the World: Who Haunts U.K. Ghost Trains? Railway Enthusiasts

Why do “ghost trains” operate? Believe it or not, it’s a money-saving strategy for railroad companies in Britain.
Can’t You Hear the 1948 Whistle Blowin’

Can’t You Hear the 1948 Whistle Blowin’

The view from the Lake Shore Limited on the train route that once carried baseball players from New York to Cleveland and Chicago.