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Man Charged After Leaving Concrete, Metal On Train Tracks

Police have charged a man with risking a catastrophe by putting objects on the train tracks in Homestead.

08/20/2015

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Expert Assesses Risk Of Oil Train Accident In Pa.

With as many as 70 oil trains rumbling across Pennsylvania each week, the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday released a series of recommendations meant to reduce the risk of a catastrophic derailment, including reduced speeds through cities, beefed-up track inspections and a call for trackside communities to plan for an emergency.

08/17/2015

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Citing Amtrak Accident, Rendell Goes For Quick Passage Of Transportation Bill

“Forty-eight percent of Pittsburgh’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete,” former Gov. Ed Rendell declared in Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon.

05/13/2015

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Crude-Carrying Tanker Trains Continue To Concern For Local Communities

Every day, tanker trains travel Norfolk Southern’s Conemauch line through towns like Vandergrift – and mostly without incident.

10/13/2014

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Travel By Train For Your Next Vacation

To get better acquainted with Amtrak, the nation’s railroad service, here’s a simple yet very helpful guide to understanding how get onboard a passenger train.

09/11/2014

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Feds Issue Tighter Regulations For Trains Hauling Highly-Flammable Crude

More and more, trains with older, puncture-prone tanker cars are hauling highly-flammable crude and liquefied petroleum though our area, like in Downtown Pittsburgh and in Carnegie.

05/07/2014

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Increased Marcellus Shale Drilling Has Local Officials Worried About Safety

The number of trains and tanker trucks hauling highly explosive by-products from drilling through local towns has increased exponentially.

05/06/2014

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KD Investigates: Could A Train Tragedy Happen In Pittsburgh?

A runaway tanker train crashes in Canada, killing 47 people.

05/05/2014

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This App Will Plan Your Entire Trip

Instead of spending hours tabbing through travel sites, hit Rome2Rio: an oracle-like web/app that maps out the exact planes, trains, and automobiles (with fares) to take between any two places on the planet.

04/16/2014

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The Most Luxurious Train Safari In The World

For your next luxury vacation, consider traveling by train. Rovos Rail brings the luxury and decadence of the olden days back to your trip, in their train safari.

02/20/2014

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All Aboard: The World’s Most Amazing Train Trips

The inherent beauty of train travel is that it’s often more about the journey (and the spectacular scenery along the way) than the actual destination. When your fare includes butler service, gourmet meals, and access to elegant bar cars, rest assured these six train trips are worth dropping a month’s salary on.

12/11/2013

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Nasty Weather Threatening Holiday Travel Plans Across Country

The nasty weather is threatening travel for millions of Americans in other parts of the country as well.

11/26/2013

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The World’s Coolest Train Stations

Despite the abundance of public transportation options, trains remain a popular and consistent way to travel easily. Check out the world’s coolest train stations.

11/13/2013

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Local Experts Discuss Train Safety

Rail car brakes scream across the Conway Rail Yards as tankers loaded with hazardous chemicals roll to join the trains that will carry them to points unknown west.

07/08/2013

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Best Railroad Experiences Near Pittsburgh For Kids

Jump aboard the railroad express for an excursion down memory lane. There are museums to attract attention for memorabilia pursuits along with views of past railroad cars and depots.

06/28/2013

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