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Railroads profit from energy boom

Oct 13, 2014
Canadian Pacific Railway reportedly approached CSX about a merger.
Posted In: Canada, crude oil, train

Hedge-fund-backed Canadian railroad aims high

Oct 3, 2014
The humble railroad is a hot investment, thanks in part to crude oil.
Posted In: train, Warren Buffett, crude oil

More oil on the tracks: Trains transport a ton of crude

Jul 8, 2013
Trains increasingly carry crude from oil fields in the middle of the U.S. to refineries on the coasts.
Posted In: Transportation, Oil, crude oil, train

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

Train safety, data, and measuring the value of a life

Jun 21, 2013
Which is more important: updating train safety mechanisms or improving rail infrastructure?
Posted In: train, infrastructure, Transportation

Railroad to make shift to natural gas locomotives

Mar 6, 2013
BNSF, the railroad owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, should profit by switching to cheaper natural gas. Buffett's company also has a big stake in natural gas.
Posted In: railroad, train, natural gas, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett

China opens game-changing bullet train

Dec 26, 2012
The world's longest high speed rail link opens in China.
Posted In: China, train, high speed rail

Railroads profit from oil boom in North Dakota

Dec 10, 2012
Trains haul fracking supplies into the region and haul oil out of it. The oil boom comes at a good time: the railroads' mainstay, coal, is in a slump.
Posted In: fracking, North Dakota, train, Oil

Car vs. Bike vs. Bus: A comparison of three LA commutes

May 6, 2011
There are few ideas less believable than commuting to work in Los Angeles on a bicycle. One of those ideas is commuting to work on an electric-as...
Posted In: bike, bus, cars, commute, los angeles, train