TRAINS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TRAINS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: UTA planning not worth the money http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836294-82/bound-south-planning-problem.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57836294-82/bound-south-planning-problem.html.csp">Letter: UTA planning not worth the money</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T19:07:04.973-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 07:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Once again, UTA has proven that $250,000 they spend annually on their director of planning is a waste as, once again, the Utah Train Authority does the wrong thing to fix a problem they, themselves, created. The south-bound FrontRunner arrived at the North Temple Bridge station just as the Green Line to the airport left the station, so those who transferred between trains had to wait 14 minutes for the next train. The north-bound FrontRunner arrived just before the Green Line trains; therefore...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57836294@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:07:04 MDT Utah Lit: Writer’s global rail journey reveals storied history of the train http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57831741-223/train-zoellner-trains-rail.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57831741-223/train-zoellner-trains-rail.html.csp">Utah Lit: Writer’s global rail journey reveals storied history of the train</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Carricaburu</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T20:04:20.369-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 08:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The story begins with a sound. A ghostly, beautiful, mysterious sound. Author and journalist Tom Zoellner is a boy visiting his grandmother on a rainy summer evening in a small Kansas town when the moan of a train whistle first beckons him. “It seemed to me to be calling to a different sort of a world, a world that was still there but a world that we’d forgotten,” he said. This childhood impression blossomed into a lifelong fascination with trains that Zoellner acknowledges is both nostalgic and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57831741@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:04:20 MDT Letter: Bonuses show UTA’s flaws http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818124-82/bonuses-trains-transportation-uta.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57818124-82/bonuses-trains-transportation-uta.html.csp">Letter: Bonuses show UTA’s flaws</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By XXXXXX</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T16:44:28.065-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 04:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">No one in the know is surprised at UTA’s outrageous bonuses ($1.7 million this year). The problem is that most don’t understand, and non-PC points of view are seldom published. UTA = “government-controlled transportation.” A state that supposedly cherishes freedom from big government sure pushes trains—the most gold-plated, impractical mode of transportation. But it’s a PC thing so trains rob the federal highway trust fund to pay around half of train construction costs (benefitting a few lar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57818124@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:44:28 MDT Union Pacific’s Big Boy steam locomotive chugging back to life http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57822078-68/pacific-railroad-union-steam.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57822078-68/pacific-railroad-union-steam.html.csp">Union Pacific’s Big Boy steam locomotive chugging back to life</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAN ELLIOTT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T11:16:01.323-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 11:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cheyenne, Wyo. • In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah. It’s been silent for half a century, pushed aside by more efficient diesels, but now it’s coming back to life. The Union Pacific Railroad is embarking on a yearslong restoration project that will put No. 4014 back to work pulling special excursion trains. “It’s sort of like goin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578220782014-04-15T11:16:01.323-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-15T11:16:01.323-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822078@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:16:01 MDT Railroads that haul crude make deal with feds on safety measures http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57579365-68/oil-crude-safety-railroads.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57579365-68/oil-crude-safety-railroads.html.csp">Railroads that haul crude make deal with feds on safety measures</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW BROWN and JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-21T17:41:40.841-06:00">Updated Feb 21, 2014 05:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BILLINGS, Mont. • Railroads that haul volatile crude shipments have reached an agreement with U.S. transportation officials to adopt wide-ranging, voluntary safety measures after a string of explosive and deadly accidents. The deal signed Friday calls for oil trains to be slowed from a maximum of 50 to 40 miles per hour through major cities, more frequent track inspections and better emergency response planning along routes that carry trains hauling up to 3 million gallons of crude each. The new...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57579365@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:41:40 MDT