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Kenyan rail project could be a boon to several African nations

Nov 29, 2013
A massive rail project could have a major impact on the economies of five African countries.
Posted In: Kenya, rail

Britain's government wants fast trains; some say they're not worth it

Jun 25, 2013
Britain's government wants to spend billions on a high-speed rail system. HS2 -- as it's called -- could cut some journey times in half but critics say it would harm the countryside and trains are yesterday's technology.
Posted In: high speed rail, U.K., rail, train, Transportation

California's high-speed rail meets opposition over eminent domain

May 28, 2013
Residents of California's Central Valley are trying to stop a high-speed rail system that would connect San Francisco to Los Angeles from cutting through their land.
Posted In: rail, high speed rail, california, eminent domain

BNSF Railway to test natural gas locomotives

Mar 6, 2013
BNSF Railway is announcing this morning that it’s trying a new experiment. The railway is going to try running some of its locomotives on natural gas this year, instead of diesel.
Posted In: railroad, rail, natural gas

Short line railroads face tough track ahead

Jan 8, 2013
Even with a new tax break for upgraded train tracks, short line railroads have trouble picking up business.
Posted In: short line railroad, rail, railroad, Transportation

Commuter rail project in Hawaii hangs on today's vote

Nov 6, 2012
The leading candidate for mayor of Honolulu has pledged to derail a $5 billion rail project to help ease Oahu’s terrible traffic.
Posted In: Hawaii, rail, commute