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Increase penalties for trains in school areas

I'm writing today in response to your train article. I live just south of Scott Middle School. About three times a week there is a train stopped at the tracks on Grand Avenue when school gets out. I can see it from my back yard.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago company is finalist to operate Hoosier State

The Indiana Department of Transportation has chosen Corridor Capital LLC, of Chicago, as the finalist for operating the Hoosier State passenger train between Chicago and Indianapolis.

June 30, 2014 2:45 pm

Hegewisch, other local residents voice frustration about trains

CHICAGO | Residents from Hegewisch and other nearby neighborhoods spoke passionately about their frustrations with increasing train traffic during a community meeting Tuesday night at St. Columba Social Center in Chicago’s Hegewisch neighborhood.

June 24, 2014 12:00 am

A day in the life of a South Shore Line commuter

I still remember the first time that I rode to Chicago on the South Shore Railroad by myself. It was 1982, my senior year in high school, and I was going downtown to be inducted into the military at the old MEP Center on Michigan Avenue.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
Trains roll on in region

Trains roll on in region

A Times analysis of Canadian National operating reports for February shows blockages of 10 minutes or more have tripled during the past two years

April 12, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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More traffic tie-ups, fewer horns are rail deal's legacy

More traffic tie-ups, fewer horns are rail deal's legacy

Eric Gutridge, owner of a gunsmith shop on Broad Street, talks about the trains that pass through Griffith Junction and back up traffic in front of his shop. Sometimes motorists will hop out of their cars while waiting for a train and inquire about his services.

April 09, 2014 8:05 pm
More traffic tie-ups, fewer horns are rail deal's legacy

More traffic tie-ups, fewer horns are rail deal's legacy

Brady Coddinton, 5, climbs on playground equipment at Griffith's Tot Park on Indiana Street while a freight train passes by on the EJ&E line behind him. Canadian National has tripled the number of trains running on the line since purchasing it five years ago. It has also paid for $6 mill…

April 09, 2014 8:06 pm
More traffic tie-ups, fewer horns are rail deal's legacy

More traffic tie-ups, fewer horns are rail deal's legacy

Nick Mileusnic, right, owner of John's Pizzeria on Broad Street in Griffith, talks about how vehicle tie-ups caused by trains at the Griffith Junction are bad and going to get worse. In February, there were 19 occasions when the vehicle crossing there was blocked for 10 minutes or more, acco…

April 09, 2014 8:06 pm
Rail traffic rolls on in region

Rail traffic rolls on in region

Rachel Snyder, of Griffith, sits on a merry-go-round with her daughter Makayla, 2, while a freight train passes by Tot Park, in Griffith. Canadian National has tripled the number of trains running on the line since purchasing it five years ago. The railroad has also spent $6 million on safet…

April 09, 2014 8:06 pm
More traffic tie-ups, fewer horns are rail deal's legacy

More traffic tie-ups, fewer horns are rail deal's legacy

Rachel Snyder, of Griffith, watches children play in Griffith's Tot Park while a freight train passes by on the EJ&E line. Canadian National has tripled the number of trains running on the line since purchasing it five years ago. It has also paid for $6 million in safety improvements for…

April 09, 2014 8:05 pm
Canadian National traffic surges on EJ&E

Canadian National traffic surges on EJ&E

Traffic backs up in the southbound lane of Broad Street in Griffith as a train rumbles through Griffith Junction. Canadian National has tripled the number of trains running on the EJ&E line through the junction since buying the line five years ago.

April 09, 2014 8:05 pm
Canadian National traffic surges on EJ&E

Canadian National traffic surges on EJ&E

A child watches in fascination while a freight train rumbles south on the EJ&E line past Griffith's Tot Park on Indiana Street. Canadian National has tripled the number of trains running on the line since purchasing it five years ago.

April 09, 2014 8:06 pm
Rail traffic rolls on in region

Rail traffic rolls on in region

Traffic lines up on westbound U.S. 30 as a train on the EJ&E line crosses the road. Train traffic has more than doubled on the line since Canadian National Railway bought it five years ago. Work on a vehicle overpass there, largely paid for by the railroad, will begin this year.

April 04, 2014 5:06 pm
Rail traffic rolls on in region

Rail traffic rolls on in region

Cars go north on Calumet Avenue, passing a train parked east of the road, in Munster. Canadian National Railway traffic on the track there dropped precipitously in the past five years. But Munster police have issued 12 tickets this year to CSX trains blocking the White Oak crossing 1/4 mile …

April 04, 2014 5:06 pm
Rail traffic rolls on in region

Rail traffic rolls on in region

Cars wait on northbound White Oak Avenue to cross the train tracks south of 45th Avenue, in Munster. Munster police have issued 12 tickets this year to CSX trains blocking the crossing for 10 minutes or more.

April 04, 2014 5:06 pm
Railroad fans gather for swap meet in Griffith

Railroad fans gather for swap meet in Griffith

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.

January 26, 2014 5:07 pm

Commuting by rail was pleasure in South Korea

I read the article about the push to expand the South Shore into Dyer. The old Monon right of way?

November 17, 2013 12:00 am
Rail leaders tout economic impact

Rail leaders tout economic impact

Freight trains can cut shipping costs, and help make American manufacturing more globally competitive, a rail executive said.

October 28, 2013 11:45 am Photos

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Visclosky wants South Shore expansion on fast track

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.

September 11, 2013 3:23 pm

Gary man struck and killed by train at Michigan City NIPSCO plant

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.

August 19, 2013 9:17 am
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