trains

A rural town hates the coming of high-speed trains

Jul 29, 2015
Tiny Acton, California, fears railway will bring water and noise pollution.
Posted In: Acton, trains, california
A Mercedes-Benz F 015 autonomous driving automobile is displayed at the Mercedes-Benz press event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Fun Fact Friday: A driverless battle

Mar 27, 2015
A look at the week that was...
Posted In: driverless cars, trains, financial crisis

The fight over America's rails

Mar 25, 2015
A train whistle can evoke far-away places and adventure. Also, lawsuits.
Posted In: Amtrak, trains, lawsuits
A freight train pulling out of the Hess Gas Plant in Tioga, North Dakota, 2013.

Canada proposes tougher standards for oil tankers

Mar 16, 2015
Stricter rules are likely south of the border too.
Posted In: Canada, trains, oil tankers
Another oil train derails prompting further discussion on regulation.

Another oil train derails, as new rules approach

Mar 6, 2015
An uptick in accidents suggests tougher rules for oil tankers will prevail.
Posted In: crude oil, trains, oil spill

Train horns driving you crazy? Just wait a few years

Dec 17, 2014
There is a way to silence passing trains, but it takes years and costs millions.
Posted In: trains, noise

Rail delays shut down Midwestern power plants

Sep 17, 2014
Minnesota utility couldn't get enough coal by rail to keep four plants operating
Posted In: coal, trains, Minnesota

The Trans-Siberian Railway's long journey

Aug 12, 2014
It transformed Russia in the 19th century, and is still the best route to Siberia.
Posted In: Trans-Siberian Railway, Russia, trains

Tech and train-hopping

Jul 3, 2014
Sometimes technology aids our ability to be adventurous.
Posted In: trains, family tech, train-hopping, hacking