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August 31, 2003 | By Nancy Smiler Levinson, Special to The Times
Aug. 31, 1862 Mount Clemens, Mich. Dear Diary, I am Eugene Crowley, and I have just moved to town with my family. We arrived from Detroit on the Grand Trunk Railroad. What a ride! Listening to the steam engine hiss and the whistle blow as we click-clacked over the tracks sure was exciting! But wait until you hear what happened at the Mount Clemens station when our train pulled in. A boy carrying a bundle of newspapers got off too. He'd been selling newspapers and candy on the train.
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September 26, 2007 | Andrew Blankstein and David Pierson, Times Staff Writers
Nai Yin Xue arrived at Los Angeles International Airport two weeks ago from Melbourne, Australia, as just another face in the crowd. Hours before catching his flight, however, the 54-year-old martial arts master and publisher of New Zealand's largest Chinese-language weekly allegedly left his 3-year-old daughter alone at a Melbourne train station on Sept. 15.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1990 | LISA MASCARO
Union Station, with its white Spanish arches and red-tile roof, seems almost forgotten at the edge of defunct railroad tracks in an abandoned neighborhood. But unlike so much of old, historic Anaheim, the 67-year-old railroad station will not be razed for development, but incorporated into a renovated downtown. In a plan approved by the City Council last week, the station will be saved and included in downtown redevelopment, which includes extensive commercial and residential building.
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March 8, 2006 | Paul Watson and Shankhadeep Choudhury, Times Staff Writers
Bomb blasts in a crowded Hindu temple and a railway station left at least 20 people dead and dozens seriously wounded Tuesday in the holy city of Varanasi, government officials and local media reported. One explosion rocked the Sankatmochan temple complex, one of the ancient city's oldest Hindu places of worship, as hundreds of people were inside. A short time later, two more bombs detonated minutes apart in a railway station, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1986 | Barry S. Surman
A fire burned the south end of the old Santa Ana railroad station late Thursday night, damaging not only the building but also loading platforms and two freight cars of lumber that were sitting nearby. Fire officials believe homeless people may have started the blaze accidentally, Battalion Chief Jim Dalton said. "We found evidence that transients were sleeping under the station. We found beds and cooking utensils . . . but there are no witnesses or leads at this time."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1990 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilman Hal Bernson urged county officials Wednesday to convert the old Chatsworth railroad station site into "an expanded super transit center" where commuters could catch trains, taxis and airport shuttles in a complex equipped with restaurants, child-care centers and other services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1993 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A fire that may have been started by squatters destroyed the old Canoga Park railroad station Tuesday, foiling efforts by the Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society to purchase the station and turn it into a museum. Beth Shirley, founding president of the Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society, said the old station--built in 1912 and listed in the city's register of historical landmarks--was the oldest remaining depot in the San Fernando Valley.
NEWS
October 22, 1986
Iranian artillery pounded a railroad station at Basra, Iraq's second largest city, in retaliation for an Iraqi air attack on a freight train near the town of Andimeshk, about 275 miles southwest of Tehran, both countries reported. The shelling began after Tehran radio issued repeated warnings to the people of Basra to keep away from the station and evacuate nearby homes. Iran said its heavy artillery fired more than 200 rounds at the railroad station.
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March 16, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Explosives experts disarmed a bomb outside a railroad station south of London in a suspected Irish Republican Army action that followed three mortar attacks on the city's Heathrow Airport in a week. Service was suspended, and nearby streets were sealed off as police searched the area. The station was reopened about six hours later. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
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June 14, 1989 | From Reuters
A 3-year-old Pakistani girl died Tuesday, the eighth person killed by a powerful time bomb packed with nuts and bolts that blasted New Delhi's railroad station. Police blamed Sikh extremists for Monday's blast, which left 41 people seriously injured. No one immediately claimed responsibility, but New Delhi Deputy Police Chief V. N. Singh said extremists fighting for an independent Sikh homeland in north India's Punjab state are the main suspects.
WORLD
November 14, 2004 | From Associated Press
A stampede Saturday at the main railroad station in India's capital killed at least five people and injured seven, the railways minister said. The five were crushed as thousands of passengers jostled for space on two platforms. "The victims were mostly poor migrant workers who wanted to travel to their home state to celebrate the Chat festival," Railways Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 2003 | By Nancy Smiler Levinson, Special to The Times
Aug. 31, 1862 Mount Clemens, Mich. Dear Diary, I am Eugene Crowley, and I have just moved to town with my family. We arrived from Detroit on the Grand Trunk Railroad. What a ride! Listening to the steam engine hiss and the whistle blow as we click-clacked over the tracks sure was exciting! But wait until you hear what happened at the Mount Clemens station when our train pulled in. A boy carrying a bundle of newspapers got off too. He'd been selling newspapers and candy on the train.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1998 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, Richard Kahlenberg is a regular contributor to The Times
One of my favorite pastimes is driving or walking by the old western-style railroad station near Lankershim and Chandler, one of the hidden treasures in my North Hollywood neighborhood. It's been there since 1896 or 1898, depending on which experts you talk to. They agree, however, that it's the only remaining station of its vintage in the San Fernando Valley still standing in its original location. Indeed, it's one of the few anywhere in Southern California standing where it was first built.
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March 16, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Explosives experts disarmed a bomb outside a railroad station south of London in a suspected Irish Republican Army action that followed three mortar attacks on the city's Heathrow Airport in a week. Service was suspended, and nearby streets were sealed off as police searched the area. The station was reopened about six hours later. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1993 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
The Rail Age is about to return to this old whistle stop. For 22 years, the historic Santa Fe rail depot here, four blocks west of the city's quaint traffic circle, has played host only to vagrants. Horns blaring, freight and passenger trains streak by now-empty packinghouses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1993 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A fire that may have been started by squatters destroyed the old Canoga Park railroad station Tuesday, foiling efforts by the Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society to purchase the station and turn it into a museum. Beth Shirley, founding president of the Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society, said the old station--built in 1912 and listed in the city's register of historical landmarks--was the oldest remaining depot in the San Fernando Valley.
NEWS
June 21, 1989 | From Reuters
Seven people were killed and at least 14 injured Tuesday by a bomb blast at a railroad station in Assam state. Police said tribal extremists demanding a separate Bodoland carved out of the northeast Indian state are thought to be responsible. The All-Bodo Students Union has been spearheading the fight for a separate state within India, the latest in a series of such struggles that have plagued the seven northeast Indian states in recent years.
NEWS
December 11, 1986 | From Reuters
Maoist guerrillas burst into a market town railroad station in the Andes, spraying gunfire that killed two people and wounded five, police said Wednesday. Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) guerrillas killed a policeman and a baggage handler in the assault Tuesday in Sicuani, 90 miles from this southern Peruvian tourist center. Two policemen and three passengers were wounded. The rebels fled after a five-minute shootout with police.
TRAVEL
December 15, 1991 | SHERYL GORCHOW, Gorchow is a Claremont-based free-lance writer.
"It's the closest I can get to a Parisian cafe in Philly," Ron Cooley says of the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. A thirtyish resident of the city, Cooley frequents the market to sit with pen, paper and coffee. "You see the city's entire socioeconomic spectrum here."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 1991 | RAY LOYND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Stations," two one-acts at the Zephyr Theatre in Los Angeles, are pristine dramas about accidental encounters on life's bumpy road. The production's chief distinction is its spare, clean line, both in the technical design and execution, and director Ted Tobin's unwavering sense of focus. These are unpretentious plays about figures in distress and how their anxiety is displaced by the life-affirming actions of a stranger.
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