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New York News
3:05 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Victim In Mechanicville Train Accident Identified

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

 Update 3/26/15:

The victim has been identified as 42-year-old James Pelton. Police said Pelton was from Poughkeepsie and an employee at GlobalFoundries. Our original story is below.

A freight train struck and killed a pedestrian early Wednesday morning in the Southern Saratoga County city of Mechanicville, a hub for rail traffic in the region.

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WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

The Book Show #1387 - Paula Hawkins

  Paula Hawkins’ debut novel, The Girl on the Train has already received rave reviews and has topped the New York Times Bestsellers list.

It tells the story of Rachel Watson, a commuter who is obsessed with a "perfect" couple she sees from the train that just happens to live a few houses away from her ex-husband. When the wife of the couple goes missing, Rachel gets involved.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Riding The Rails That Created The Modern World With Tom Zoellner

  From the frigid trans-Siberian railroad to the antiquated Indian Railways to the futuristic MagLev trains, Tom Zoellner offers a stirring story of man’s relationship with trains. In Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World—from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief, he examines both the mechanics of the rails and their engines and how they helped societies evolve. Not only do trains transport people and goods in an efficient manner, but they also reduce pollution and dependency upon oil.

Zoellner also considers America’s culture of ambivalence to mass transit, using the perpetually stalled line between Los Angeles and San Francisco as a case study in bureaucracy and public indifference.

New England News
7:50 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Hearings Scheduled for Proposed High-Speed Rail

Connecticut transportation officials have scheduled three public hearings on the plan to build a high-speed rail line linking New Haven, Hartford and Springfield, Mass.

The New Haven Register reports the June hearings in Enfield, New Britain and North Haven are part of the environmental assessment of the proposed 62-mile rail line.

The state Department of Transportation has prepared a report outlining the potential impact of the project on noise levels, air quality, water quality and cultural and recreational resources along the corridor.