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July 2011

Union Pacific Coal Train Derails

July 31, 2011

Over the weekend, a freight train carrying coal through the state of Iowa derailed.  Miraculously, there were no major injuries. The train is owned and operated by Union Pacific and they have been working around the clock to clean up the mess.  The cause of the derailment is still unknown and even though no injuries […]

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John Davis Trucking Countersuing Amtrak

July 31, 2011

On June 24th of this year, an Amtrak Train headed from Chicago to San Francisco was involved in a deadly accident.   Six people were killed and dozens others were injured in the crash. The accident occurred in Reno, Nevada when a truck driver crashed through the crossing gates and into an Amtrak car.  The truck […]

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Connecticut Congressman Not Happy With Metro North

July 31, 2011

Last week, on July 22nd, over 200 passengers riding Metro North had an extremely scary experience.   While heading from Southern Connecticut to New York city – over 100 degree heat caused the train to stop. The train had no air conditioning which meant that the passengers were boxed in, stuck, and not moving in 100+ […]

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Riding Curbside Buses as an Amtrak Alternative

July 28, 2011

The Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University recently released a study that highlighted an emerging trend in commuter travel. Many had noticed that  Curbside buses, some of which are called BoltBus, and Megabus – have been successful to satisfy customers in ways that Greyhound never has.  However this study went a step further […]

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Could China’s High-Speed Rail Crash Impact Support in the US?

July 28, 2011

Do you remember the Concorde.  It was the talk of the airline industry in the late 90’s.  However, on July 25, 2000, the Concorde crashed shortly after takeoff and the airliner never fully recovered and the Concorde retired three years later. This experience can highlight the risks with high-speed travel.  The concode was revolutionary in […]

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Houston Railroad Museum Big Texas Train Show

July 28, 2011

  The Big Texas Train Show will steam into the George R. Brown convention center for its second big year on Friday and Saturday, October 8 and 9, 2011. The annual event, sponsored by and benefiting the Houston Railroad Museum, will feature more than 100,000 square feet of model train layouts, railroad-related displays from local […]

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