John Eagan, left, of Dyer, signs a copy of a book that he wrote about the railroads in Griffith for Peter Economou, top right, of Munster, while Economou's father, Richard, waits to ask Eagan a few questions. The men attended the railroad swap meet Sunday at the American Legion in Griffith.
I read the article about the push to expand the South Shore into Dyer. The old Monon right of way?
Freight trains can cut shipping costs, and help make American manufacturing more globally competitive, a rail executive said.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, called on state legislators Thursday to help find a solution to funding the South Shore extension, if not all the way to Lowell, then at least to Dyer.
MICHIGAN CITY | A 26-year-old Gary man died early Sunday after being struck and killed by a train delivering coal to NIPSCO's Michigan City Generating Station.
A fiery and fatal train derailment earlier this month in Quebec, near the Maine border, highlighted the danger of moving oil by rail.
CALUMET CITY | CSX railroad officials told the City Council on Tuesday they are willing to work with state and federal officials to address concerns about the noise from freight trains passing through Calumet City.
INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers this summer will review possible expansion plans for the South Shore Line and consider changes to the membership of its operating board, under a measure signed into law last week by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
When I first started driving to Hegewisch, one thing I noticed was the trains. It seemed like railroad tracks dotted across every road leading into this Chicago neighborhood, and many times, those tracks had trains that seemed to sit still for hours.
The historic beauty of landmark homes in the Pullman Neighborhood of Chicago will be open to the public, both inside and out, during the 38th Annual House Tour on Oct. 8 and 9.
GRIFFITH | The Town Council on Tuesday said emergency vehicles soon will track the location of trains along the former EJ&E Railroad tracks.
A small group of United States Steel Corp. employees at the Gary Works complex will be affected by a position consolidation in the plant's locomotive operations units.
Norfolk Southern freight trains will be moving at higher speeds through 18 Gary rail crossings on the city's south side starting Monday.
Let's talk, trains and planes -- actually the space shuttle, to be exact -- the pride of NASA, "choke choke."
SCHERERVILLE | People driving through Schererville might get some warning to avoid being stuck by passing trains.
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DYER | Dyer officials apparently are willing to move forward with railroad quiet zones, but residents who live close to the state line likely still will hear the trains coming.
I'd like to commend Dennis Hodges for his May 10 column ("Celebrating the Great Trains that Serve Indiana"). It was an inspiring and positive way to draw readers' attention to National Train Day in Indiana.
PORTAGE | The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District said its average daily peak ridership on the South Shore trains was up 2 percent in April compared to a year ago.
A train has blocked both crossings over here on Grand Avenue for two hours. The kids from all three schools have gotten out,walked down there, and a thunderstorm with heavy rain rolls in.
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