Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer’s actions before the crash.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
The San Francisco Bay Area’s main commuter rail line was up and running on Wednesday after a potential transit strike was averted for the third straight day.
or the first time since Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a 60-day cooling off period, Bay Area Rapid Transit management and its unions were returning to the bargaining table Monday.
Commuter rail service will resume Friday in the San Francisco Bay area after unions called off a strike, agreeing with the transit agency to extend a labor contract for a month while they continue bargaining.
In days of old, many children rode the train when traveling. Today, a train ride is not as common, but you can show your children how it used to be with a ride on one of the engines listed here.