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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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Trolley Museum Celebrates 50 Years

There was a time when trolleys were Pittsburgh’s prime source of transportation. Fifty years ago, volunteers in Washington, Pennsylvania, began preserving those symbols of the past.

06/18/2013

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Enthusiasts Delighted As Steam Train Chugs Through Town

Freight trains pass each day near the banks of the Ohio.

05/13/2013

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Woman Charged After Parking Car On Tracks To Protest Train Noise

Police say a drunk and disorderly woman so dislikes train whistles that she parked her car on some southwestern Pennsylvania railroad tracks to stop trains from coming through town.

03/19/2013

(Photo Courtesy:  The Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum)

Best Holiday Train Displays

If your holiday isn’t complete without seeing a train chugging along at the base of your Christmas tree, a visit to one of these great holiday train displays will keep your celebration on the right […]

12/24/2010