June 20, 2010 |
Rail Cars Scottish Thistle. Business car. Day trip: 20 people. Overnight: Six people. Based in Southern California; (714) 544-5779, http://www.scottishthistle.com Overland Trail. Lounge car. Day trip: 39 people. Overnight: Three people. Based in Southern California; (714) 546-6923, http://www.overlandtrail.com Colonial Crafts. Sleeper-lounge. Day trip: 33 people. Overnight: Nine people. Based in Los Angeles; (818) 951-1800, http://www.colonialcraftsrailcar.com Pacific Sands.
June 24, 2009 |
Shaun Murphy was facing a chef's worst nightmare: a dining room full of guests and nothing to feed them. And running around the corner to the market was absolutely out of the question. Murphy was cooking aboard a train that was stuck between Los Angeles and Chicago. A highly regarded chef, Murphy was in the galley of a private rail car that was delayed for 12 hours after a train up ahead went off the track in Iowa.
April 1, 2009 |
Given that Los Angeles is the modern city most shaped by the automobile, it's remarkable that the impending economic implosion of at least two of the nation's Big Three carmakers has had so little local resonance. After all, Wilshire -- our city's signature east-west thoroughfare -- was the first great processional urban boulevard designed to accommodate the automobile.
December 26, 2003
Re "Security at LAX Highest Since 9/11," Dec. 24: How is more security created by giving only limos and taxis, but not private cars, curbside access? Peter Heiman Malibu
October 19, 2003 |
This year, China became the fourth-largest market for new-car purchases in the world, behind the U.S., Japan and Germany but ahead of such automobile-conscious countries as Britain, Italy and France. The growing prosperity of the burgeoning Chinese middle class has fueled a spending spree on privately owned cars, something that was impossible in the ever-more-distant Maoist past. Though the boom in Chinese auto demand has significant business implications, it also has cultural ramifications.
March 12, 2003 |
Question: I sold a used car about six months ago and thought it was a done deal. Then one day, the buyer appeared at my door, asking me to sign a Department of Motor Vehicles form for a duplicate title. It seems he never transferred the title and then lost it. Now, the license plate tags are expired. If I sign the form, am I admitting to some kind of liability for license fees or parking tickets? -- S.W.