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Travel By Train For Your Next Vacation

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.

09/11/2014

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Best Train Trips In The USA

Train trips may take longer, but they are more affordable than flying and they offer unique glimpses of America’s vast countryside.

03/25/2014

NJ TRANSIT Train

Police: Driver Bailed, Left Car On NJ TRANSIT Tracks After Hitting Train

Police in Jersey City were searching Wednesday night for a driver who blew through a red light, slammed into a light rail train, and left the car on the tracks.

01/22/2014

Amtrak's Acela Express (credit: Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

New Amtrak Trains To Hit East Coast Tracks

The new engines will be used on the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., and Boston and on Keystone Corridor trains that run between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa.

05/13/2013

NJ Transit Train (file / credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jersey Transit, Area Rail Systems Getting Back On Track Slowly After Irene

The commuting woes that made life difficult for people struggling to get to work have improved for many in our area following Tropical Storm Irene, but significant challenges remain for many.

08/31/2011

A dual-powered locomotive at Newark Penn Station, Wednesday, May 11, 2011. (credit: Julio Cortez/AP)

NJ Transit Unveils New Dual-Mode Locomotive

NJ Transit on Wednesday will unveil its first locomotive that can operate on diesel fuel and electricity. Spokesman Dan Stessel said it’s the first of its kind on any railroad in North America.

05/11/2011

Overhead railroad tracks are seen in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, NY - Oct 19, 2010 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

It’s Raining Rocks On One Queens Neighborhood

Longtime residents say falling rocks and debris have always been issue, but recent track work high overhead leaves you feeling like a moving target.

10/19/2010

Two goats are seen on a railroad bridge near Roundup, MT - Sep 1, 2010 - Photo: AP Photo/Courtesy of Sandy Church of the Rimrock Humane Society

Two Goats Rescued From Railroad Bridge

Two young goats wandered onto the thin ledge of a railroad bridge and spent nearly two days high above the ground.

09/03/2010

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No Bike Hooks For The New Haven Line

A plan to provide cyclists with access on New Haven Line trains has been put on hold.

08/19/2010

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Planned NY Tunnel Will Increase Property Value

A planned railroad tunnel between New York and New Jersey will increase property values in both states and double the number of people who can quickly get to Manhattan.

CBS 2–07/29/2010