Displaying items 13-24 of 1659 » View wsbt.com items only< Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11-139 Next >
As Mark Twain noted, history doesn't repeat itself, but "sometimes it rhymes," and South Florida may be in for one of those rhyming moments as it emerges from the economic doldrums of the past half decade. Turn the clock back a hundred years: Henry...
There's a short piece of Bay Area freeway, Interstate 380, named for Quentin Kopp, which is ironic considering that he's beaten the drum for public transit — specifically bullet trains — for years. But then again, he's always been a...
When it comes to high-speed railroads, much of the world is passing America by. Even countries like South Korea and Turkey have moved ahead of us. Here in the land of the Pennsylvania Railroad and steam-powered passenger trains that could exceed 110 mph...
The good news is that Pennsylvania has more than 20,000 bridges that are considered structurally sound. The bad news? In the words of a new state report, Pennsylvania has 4,476 bridges that are "structurally deficient," which is 18 percent of our...
WASHINGTON -- There is something about Amtrak -- perhaps the romance of railroads or the promise of relieving traffic congestion and economizing on oil and greenhouse gas emissions -- that causes otherwise sensible people to lose contact with reality. The...
Imagine waking up in a sleepy Midwestern town some 150 years ago, opening the newspaper and learning that your town had been selected as a major hub for the railroads. Back in those days, the expanding railroads were the connection to the rest of the...
The Hartford CourantA few weeks ago, I wrote a column reminiscing about my childhood adventures along the former Air Line Railroad in my hometown of Portland and whether that portion of the former Boston to New York route would ever be converted to a hiking trail. I...
Tags: Colchester, Manchester, Haddam, Travel, East Haddam
The Hartford CourantSigh. That's pretty much my reaction each time I pass portions of the abandoned Air Line Railroad as it twists and turns from the rusting iron swing bridge across the Connecticut River through Portland and into the Cobalt section of East Hampton....
"What's in a name?" inquired Shakespeare's Juliet. A good question. After all, Broward County by any other name would still be Broward County. Yet, there's a certain logic in changing Broward to Fort Lauderdale County in order to give the area greater...
In the delightful 1970 movie "The Cheyenne Social Club," Jimmy Stewart plays an aging Texas cowpoke whose dream of becoming "a respectable Republican businessman" comes true when he inherits a thriving business up in Wyoming. It turns out the business...
Opening this Saturday, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art’s popular holiday tradition, Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure, presented by The Indiana Rail Road Company, will return. Added to the layout this year is the...
Apr 21, 2013 |Column| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Apr 16, 2013 |Column| Los Angeles Times
Mar 12, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Mar 9, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Mar 5, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
Nov 4, 2012 |Column| South Bend Tribune
Feb 14, 2013 |Column| Hartford Courant
Jan 31, 2013 |Column| Hartford Courant
Jan 27, 2013 |Column| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Dec 20, 2012 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Nov 2, 2012 |Column| WXIN-LTV
Oct 23, 2012 |Column| WXIN-LTV
Original site for Railway Transportation topic gallery.