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Best Train Trips In The USA

Train trips may take longer, but they are more affordable than flying and they offer unique glimpses of America’s vast countryside.



Bomb Squad Responds To ‘Pipe Bomb’ Left Near Railroad

The all clear has been given after a suspected pipe bomb was found near a set of train tracks on Detroit’s southwest side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/06/2013


Plan Would Convert Stretch Of Trail Back To Rail

The proposal to convert 1.9 miles of a 20-mile trail to rail is the first such reactivation of a rail line in Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/03/2013

President Barack Obama reads Christmas book 'The Polar Express' to an audience of elementary school children at the Richard England Clubhouse and Community Center in Washington, DC, on December 21, 2009. AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD ( credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Engine Known From ‘Polar Express’ Getting Overhaul

A 1941 steam engine that’s widely known from the book “The Polar Express” is getting an overhaul.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/30/2012

A railroad bridge collapsed next to Plymouth Rd. and the intersection of Traver St. and Bowen St. in Ann Arbor. (credit: Angela J. Cesere,

Flooding Buckles Train Tracks In Ann Arbor

City officials are calling it an “embankment failure.” The railroad tracks that run parallel to Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor have buckled as a result of a mudslide.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2011


Body Found On Railroad Tracks

Wayne police are investigating a body that was found laying on railroad tracks earlier this afternoon near Michigan Avenue and Merriman.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2011