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QR codes and dramatic vistas: tips for traveling during the pandemic
Traveling will look very different during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A desert city welcomes California's high-speed train
California's high-speed rail project is controversial because of its cost, but Palmdale is looking forward to bullet trains.
Railroads profit from energy boom
Canadian Pacific Railway reportedly approached CSX about a merger.
Hedge-fund-backed Canadian railroad aims high
The humble railroad is a hot investment, thanks in part to crude oil.
More oil on the tracks: Trains transport a ton of crude
Trains increasingly carry crude from oil fields in the middle of the U.S. to refineries on the coasts.
Britain's government wants fast trains; some say they're not worth it
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.
Train safety, data, and measuring the value of a life
Which is more important: updating train safety mechanisms or improving rail infrastructure?
Railroad to make shift to natural gas locomotives
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.
China opens game-changing bullet train
The world's longest high speed rail link opens in China.
Railroads profit from oil boom in North Dakota
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.