Most railroads in the U.S. use at least two crew members to operate freight trains, but there's no federal rule to prevent them from using one employee as did a Maine-based railroad whose train, while unattended, careened into a Canadian town, causing an explosion and fire that killed 47 people. Full story
The railroad company reported profits of $0.52 per share on revenues topping $3 billion. Michael Ward, CSX chairman & CEO, discusses the drop in coal volumes and where he sees growth prospects.
Jeanenne Tornatore, a senior travel editor for Orbitz, shares some of the nation’s hidden gems to visit if you’re celebrating the Fourth of July holiday by traveling, including Durango, Co. and the San Juan Islands in Wa.
“In These Times” reporter Mike Elk talks with MSNBC’s Craig Melvin about the broader effects of the disastrous chemical explosion in Baltimore.
Two teenage girls, who were killed in the Maryland train derailment, tweeted pictures of themselves from a railroad bridge just moments before the crash. WRC's Darcy Spencer reports.
ELMHURST, IL - JUNE 16: A Union Pacific freight train passes over a grade crossing beyond flashing lights on a safety gate June 16, 2006 in Elmhurst, Illinois. The Federal Railroad Administrator in a recently issued report says for the safety of rail passengers and motorists, they support the exte
The remains of the train and the railroad leading to the the site of the accident are seen in Lac Megantic, July 8, 2013. A driverless, runaway fuel train that exploded in a deadly ball of flames in the center of a small Quebec town started rumbling down an empty track just minutes after a fire crew
Containers and cars are loaded on freight trains at the railroad shunting yard in Maschen near Hamburg September 23, 2012. Germany's Ifo institute has trimmed its forecast for economic growth this year to 0.6 percent because Europe's largest economy had a subdued first quarter and only narrowly avoi
A street vendor sells food by the railroad in a slum area in Jakarta June 15, 2013. Indonesian parliamentarians gave their backing to budget revisions that pave the way for long delayed cuts in fuel price subsidies, blamed for sapping the budget and undermining confidence in Southeast Asia's biggest