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Brown wants China aboard California's high-speed rail project

His trade mission is intersecting with one of the most controversial issues of his governorship: the state's $68-billion bullet train. He'd love China to pump some money into the troubled project.


Amtrak, California teaming up on high-speed rail

The two biggest players in the nation's pursuit of high-speed rail say they'll work together to search for trains that will operate at up to 220 miles per hour along both coasts of the United States.


Trains carrying more oil across US amid boom

Energy companies behind the oil boom on the Northern Plains are increasingly turning to an industrial-age workhorse - the locomotive - to move their crude to refineries across the U.S., as plans for new pipelines stall and existing lines can't keep up with demand.


New York Post's Subway Death Photo: Was It Ethical Photojournalism?

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When a news photographer witnesses a tragedy in the making, is his obligation to intervene or to document it? That question has cropped up anew following the New York Post's publication, on its front page, of a photo taken moments after a man was pushed onto subway tracks, and moments before he was hit and killed by an oncoming train.


New Jersey bridge collapse derails freight train, causes chemical leak

Bridge Collapse

A rail bridge collapsed on Friday over a creek in southern New Jersey, causing a Conrail freight train to derail and spill hazardous chemicals into the water, authorities said.


Egyptian train hits school bus, 49 children killed

Egyptian security officials say grieving families in the central province of Assiut have cut off roads and denied the prime minister access to the scene of a train accident that killed at least 49 kindergartners....


Train Collides With Veterans Parade in Texas, at Least Two Dead

At least two people were killed on Thursday when a train crashed into a veterans parade float in West Texas, according to an organizer of the event.


SI teen jumps to her death as horrified classmates look on

A distraught Staten Island teen jumped to her death in front of train today as classmates looked on in horror, The Post has learned. Felicia Garcia, 15, leaped in front of a westbound train as it pulled into the Huguenot station on Huguenot Avenue around 3:15 p.m...


Illinois Amtrak train set to hit 110 mph in test run


In a modest milestone for President Barack Obama's high-speed rail vision, test runs started zooming along a small section of the Amtrak line between Chicago and St. Louis at 111 mph Friday.


Fuel tanker hit by freight train in fiery Texas crash

A road tanker carrying more than 8,000 gallons of fuel was hit by a freight train in Wills Point, near Dallas, Texas, early Thursday, causing an explosion.


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