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EDITORIAL: Stopped trains stop first responders

EDITORIAL: Stopped trains stop first responders

A Norfolk Southern train approaches a crossing in rural Porter County. While this train kept moving, many have created safety hazards by blocking crossings in the region.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am
Railroad tracks at Gary/Chicago International Airport

Railroad tracks at Gary/Chicago International Airport

The expansion of Gary/Chicago International Airport's main runway remains stalled by the failure of railroads to agree on terms for use of relocated tracks built at the public's expense.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Railroad writer to appear at signing

Railroad writer to appear at signing

DYER | Victor Baird fondly remembers the Wabash Fourth District railroad from summers spent at his grandmother’s house in Wolcottville, Ind.

June 09, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Police: Driver was intoxicated when he ran into train

MICHIGAN CITY | A railroad crossing in Michigan City was open again Monday after a man drove his car into a passing train Sunday while at high enough speeds to derail one of the freight cars, police said.

May 05, 2014 2:51 pm
EDITORIAL: Use Valpo railroad depot for training

EDITORIAL: Use Valpo railroad depot for training

The historic train depot at Calumet Avenue and Bush Street in Valparaiso faces demolition unless the railroad approves a plan to move it.

December 24, 2013 12:00 am

Indiana vying for $10B Boeing airplane plant

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is among 15 states, including Illinois, competing for a $10 billion Boeing airplane manufacturing and assembly facility that could employ up to 8,500 workers by 2024.

December 15, 2013 12:38 am

Griffith group to host railroad swap meet, slide program

GRIFFITH | The Blackhawk Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society hosts a railroad swap meet and slide program from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 66, 132 N. Wiggs St.

October 06, 2013 7:15 pm

Track replacement to close busy rail crossing in Munster

A track replacement project will close the rail crossing at 45th Street near Margo Lane in Munster from Wednesday to Aug. 13, police said.

August 02, 2013 8:26 am

Hammond man struck by train in Whiting in critical condition

WHITING | A 19-year-old Hammond man was in critical condition at a Chicago area trauma center Monday after trying to outrun a train Sunday in Whiting and being struck by it, police said.

June 24, 2013 6:01 pm
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, May 30, 2013

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, May 30, 2013

The new garden railway at the Taltree Arboretum is a popular draw for tourists in Porter County.

May 29, 2013 4:41 pm
Become a resident tourist, tour guide

Become a resident tourist, tour guide

The new garden railway at the Taltree Arboretum is a popular draw for tourists in Porter County.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am
A ride on Little Obie

A ride on Little Obie

Representatives from Canadian National Railroad bring their miniature train, "Little Obie", to John Wood Elementary School in Merrillville to teach children about train safety.

April 22, 2013 10:32 pm
Safety train visits Merrillville school

Safety train visits Merrillville school

Will Bates from Canadian National Railroad talks to students about train safety at John Wood Elementary School in Merrillville on Monday.

April 22, 2013 5:07 pm
Safety train visits Merrillville school

Safety train visits Merrillville school

Students from John Wood Elementary School enjoy a ride on "Little Obie" in Merrillville Monday. The miniature train was brought to the school by Canadian National Railroad for a rail safety program.

April 22, 2013 5:07 pm
Walking on railroad tracks dangerous, illegal

Walking on railroad tracks dangerous, illegal

A memorial remains on 133rd Avenue in Cedar Lake near the railroad crossing where Chloe Burks lost her life in May.

December 19, 2012 12:00 am
Valparaiso residents hope to save historic train depot

Valparaiso residents hope to save historic train depot

The historic train depot at Calumet Avenue and Bush Street in Valparaiso is slated to be demolished soon.

September 17, 2012 3:26 pm
Valparaiso residents hope to save historic train depot

Valparaiso residents hope to save historic train depot

A notice for demolition hangs on a window of the train depot in Valparaiso.

September 17, 2012 3:26 pm
Valparaiso residents hope to save historic train depot

Valparaiso residents hope to save historic train depot

The historic train depot at Calumet Avenue and Bush Street in Valparaiso is slated to be demolished soon.

September 17, 2012 3:26 pm
Valparaiso residents hope to save historic train depot

Valparaiso residents hope to save historic train depot

A Canadian National train passes the historic train depot Monday at Calumet Avenue and Bush Street in Valparaiso. The station is slated to be demolished soon.

September 17, 2012 3:25 pm
Valparaiso residents hope to save historic train depot

Valparaiso residents hope to save historic train depot

Residents who hope to save the historic train station at Calumet Avenue and Bush Street in Valparaiso are facing an Oct. 16 deadline.

September 17, 2012 3:25 pm
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