Tag: railway

BNSF: Rail Accident Victims Should Have to Use Arbitration

BNSF Railway Co. has asked a federal court to require victims of a deadly Amtrak crash in Missouri to pursue settlements through arbitration, rather than lawsuits. BNSF owns the railroad tracks used by Amtrak when a Southwest Chief train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago collided with a pickup truck that was blocking an intersection…


Undercover Agent (1939)

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Beijing Tightens Control Over Citizens With New Railway Law: Expert

News Analysis Beijing is set to implement a new law on July 1 prohibiting passengers from bringing certain items onboard a train. China observers believe the law will allow the Chinese regime to further tighten control over its population. Under the new law, railway passengers are only allowed to bring a certain amount of personal…


‘A Road to the Moon’: Sylvester Marsh’s Cog Railway to the Pinnacle of the Northeast

On a day when the peak is shrouded by mist, passengers on the Mount Washington cog railway feel like they really could be on a railway to the heavens. Ascending to above the tree line and into the clouds, with each trip the railway invokes the imagination of its creator. Sylvester Marsh, a 49-year-old entrepreneur,…


Largest Escalators in Southern Hemisphere Installed at Australia’s Busiest Railway Station

Sydney’s Central Station—a critical interchange that connects with suburban, intercity, and regional rail services, buses, coaches, and light rail—has installed the longest escalators in the Southern Hemisphere as part of a milestone transformation to Australia’s busiest train station. The nine escalators are 45 metres long and weigh more than 26 tonnes each. At a price…


Train-Obsessed Man Spent 8 Years and $330,000 to Build UK’s Biggest Model Railway Set

A train-obsessed businessman has spent a whopping 250,000 pounds (approx. US$330,000) and a staggering eight years to painstakingly build Britain’s biggest model railway. Simon George, 53, funded the 200-foot-long project by selling his share in a supercar driving experience company and created an incredible replica of a train line, set in 1980s Yorkshire, England. The…


Canadian National to Resume Buyback After Abandoning Kansas City Deal

Canadian National Railway Co. said on Friday it would resume a previously approved share buyback, days after walking away from its $29.6-billion deal for U.S. railroad operator Kansas City Southern. The largest Canadian railroad expects to complete the remaining C$1.1 billion ($869.02 million) of share repurchases by the end of January next year, it said…


Kansas City Southern Plans to Accept Canadian Pacific’s $27 Billion Bid

Kansas City Southern said on Sunday it planned to accept Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd’s $27.2 billion cash-and-stock acquisition offer as superior to its $29.6 billion deal to sell itself to Canadian National Railway Ltd. Canadian National now has until the end of Friday to submit a better offer or lose its deal with Kansas City…


Germany’s Railway Workers to Go on Nationwide 2-day Strike

BERLIN—German railway workers are going a nationwide strike starting Tuesday night, the head of the GDL union said after announcing that 95 percent of its members had voted to back the move. Travelers were warned to expect disruptions. The head of the GDL union, Claus Weselsky, told reporters the strike would start with all cargo…


Bangladesh Cuts Cost of China-Funded BRI Railway Projects; Beijing Withdraws Funding

China has withdrawn its BRI (Belt and Road Initiative) funding for railway projects in Bangladesh, after the recipient country proposed significant cuts in costs. This happened amidst increasing tension between the two countries. According to media reports, the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina found that Chinese companies were charging three times the normal price…