Travel By Train For Your Next VacationTo 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.
Best Train Trips In The USATrain trips may take longer, but they are more affordable than flying and they offer unique glimpses of America's vast countryside.
City Council To Petition Feds For More Rail Car Safety Regulations A Chicago City Council committee is issuing a watered down response to recent incidents of deadly railroad tank car accidents.
Gary, Ind. Teens Watch In Horror As Their Friend Is Killed By TrainFifteen-year-old Diquan Thomas was struck and killed Wednesday by a freight train. CBS 2's Mike Parker reports.
Best Railroad Experiences Near Chicago For KidsThere are many opportunities for kids to experience railroads and trains near Chicago.
Train Engineer Spots Black Bear Near Wisconsin BorderIt's something you might expect to see in Montana - or even in northern Wisconsin, but a black bear in Illinois? A locomotive engineer says he's sure he saw one last Tuesday.
Plan For New Bridge At Site Of Deadly Train WreckA new railroad bridge will be built at the site of a deadly train derailment and viaduct collapse in the northern suburbs on July 4.
Railroad: Employee Noticed Potential Problem With Tracks Before DerailmentThe employee, who was checking the tracks, alerted a manager that day, but the fatal pileup occurred before that supervisor could arrive, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.
GE Transportation To Move Headquarters To ChicagoGE Transportation will be moving its corporate headquarters from Erie, Pa., to Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday.
Union Station Helps Thousands Celebrate National Train DayThousands of people jammed Chicago Union Station Saturday -- but not because they needed to go somewhere. It was the fifth annual National Train Day. Many, such as 12-year-old Kevin Mack, were self-described "railfans" or "train geeks."
Englewood Railroad Flyover Project To Create 1,500 Local JobsThe Chicago economy is getting a bit of good news Monday morning, as the huge Englewood Flyover railroad project stands to bring hundreds of jobs.
Report: $2.5M Spent, But Rail Crossing Congestion Panel Has Done NothingTwelve years ago, a panel was formed to fix a major congestion problem in the near western suburbs. So what happened?