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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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WORLD
March 30, 2010 | By Megan K. Stack
The suicide bombs that roared through Moscow subway cars Monday were almost certainly the latest salvo in a slow-moving war of attrition between the Russian government and militants in the restive, mostly Muslim republics of the Caucasus. Vladimir Putin has been trading blows with southern rebels ever since he rose to the presidency a decade ago. At times, violence has threatened to erode the social contract he's struck with the Russian public: Forgo some democratic rights in exchange for, above all, stability.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
August 17, 1992 | Steve Emmons
GOING, GOING: One by one, the county's old railroad stations have been torn down or gussied up as restaurants. Now the last of them, the dormant 1937 Santa Fe depot in Orange, could become Johnny Reb's, a southern-style eatery from Long Beach. . . . City officials say the exterior of the station will remain essentially as is and that railroad memorabilia will be a part of the interior decor. . . . The restaurant could be ready to open late next year.
NEWS
February 19, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Central London was plunged into daylong transport chaos Monday when rail and subway services were drastically curtailed after two explosions in railroad stations killed one man and injured 43 others. Later, the Irish Republican Army in an unsubstantiated telephone message claimed responsibility for the blasts--in what was the IRA's first major attack against obviously civilian targets since the bombing of Harrods department store in 1983, which killed six people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1995 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Capping more than 12 years of planning and $18 million worth of improvements, the city this week celebrates the completion of renovation of its two historic train depots and the opening of a pedestrian bridge linking them. The Fullerton station, which serves more than 900 Amtrak and Metrolink passengers a day, has long been a transportation hub, city officials said. And both depots recently were placed on the National Register of Historic Places. "We're a junction here," said Terry M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1991 | TED JOHNSON
A state agency has nominated the Fullerton Depot for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, a status that helps protect significant buildings and points of interest. The state Historic Resources Commission made the recommendation at a meeting last month, allowing the state Office of Historic Preservation to submit an application to the National Register for evaluation. The depot is at Santa Fe Avenue and Harbor Boulevard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1993 | TERRY SPENCER
Before Disneyland, Anaheim was known nationally as one of those California towns with a funny-sounding name that was shouted by a radio railroad conductor as a running gag on "the Jack Benny Show." "Train leaving on Track 5 for Anaheim, Azusa and Cucamonga," voice master extraordinaire Mel Blanc cried out during the 1940s and '50s to ever-answering laughter. In reality, however, passenger train service to Anaheim had ended in the 1930s.
TRAVEL
December 2, 1990 | BETTY MARTIN
"Europe by Train" (produced for Eurail by Taylored Video Services, 30 minutes, 1989). The video extols the advantages of traveling the 100,000-mile European rail system. Despite being loaded with cliches--"a time machine to the next chapter on your itinerary," a "journey through living post cards" and "railroad travel is an invitation to discovery"--it nevertheless is a well-produced source of information for those considering Europe by train.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2007 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
More than 170 Metrolink passengers boarded the first 10 trains to pull into Orange County's 11th and newest station, which opened Tuesday in Buena Park. A contingent of City Council members, city staffers and county Supervisor Chris Norby arose early to take the first train that rolled into the Lakeknoll Drive station at 4:45 a.m.
WORLD
March 28, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Riot police firing tear gas and brandishing truncheons clashed with youths who shattered windows and looted shops at a major Paris train station, French officials said. Nine people were arrested. Officials said about 100 people were involved in the melee at the Gare du Nord. Officers, some with police dogs, charged at groups of marauding youths, some of them wearing hoods and swinging metal bars.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2007 | Roger Vincent
Irvine Co. said it planned to build a high-rise office tower adjacent to the Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego. The Orange County developer bought the site at the northeast corner of Broadway and Pacific Highway from Bosa Development for an undisclosed price. Construction could begin as early as mid-2008 and could take about 2 1/2 years. The size of the building has not been determined, but the site is covered by a development agreement that allows a height of 480 feet. -- Roger Vincent
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A downtown train station was closed for more than 12 hours Saturday after a small amount of what appeared to be mercury was found on a passenger platform, authorities said The Pershing Square station, which serves the Metro Red Line, was closed about 7 a.m. after officials responded to reports of a suspicious substance. Trains did not stop at the station while a hazmat team cleaned the spill. Officials are investigating how the substance got into the station, said Sgt.
WORLD
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.
NATIONAL
September 28, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Penn Station was evacuated and train service was halted for about three hours after a fire erupted in a transformer beneath the East River, causing chaos for thousands of travelers. The fire department said it responded to a transformer explosion and fire on tracks used by Amtrak in an East River tunnel in the early afternoon. Five people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, but there were no serious injuries. The cause of the transformer blast was under investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1986 | NANCY RAY, Times Staff Writer
Goes right after the byline. CAMPO--It's a journey into the past, to the days when iron horses chugged across the prairies, scaring Indians and stampeding buffalo. It's also a nostalgia trip that lures grandparents with grandchildren in tow, bringing the youngsters to experience "the way things were when we were your age."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2007 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
More than 170 Metrolink passengers boarded the first 10 trains to pull into Orange County's 11th and newest station, which opened Tuesday in Buena Park. A contingent of City Council members, city staffers and county Supervisor Chris Norby arose early to take the first train that rolled into the Lakeknoll Drive station at 4:45 a.m.
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.
NEWS
June 6, 2001 | From the Washington Post
Amtrak is facing the most serious cash crunch in its 30-year history and has asked White House permission to use a large part of Pennsylvania Station in New York as collateral for a $300-million loan to keep operating, according to officials of the Transportation Department and Amtrak. Amtrak now is more than $3 billion in debt, but this is the first time it has sought a loan to cover operating expenses.
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