Entries Tagged as ‘Crime’

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 at 10:09 pm

Samjhauta Express Bombed

The Samjhauta Express — one of only two trains between India and Pakistan and a train that is rich in symbolism in the context of peace talks between the two countries — was bombed yesterday in what was presumably a terrorist attack. So far, 68 people have been reported killed, and evidence of IEDs in […]

Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 3:14 pm

Teenage Boys Steal Locomotive

Two teenage boys — one 16, one 13 — slipped away from a youth detention centre in Nelsonville, Ohio early Tuesday morning, and broke into the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway‘s engine house. Then, the Columbus Dispatch reports, they stole a locomotive: they fired up the engine, switched cars out of the way, and drove it […]

Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 8:58 am

Arson? Aye, Someone Arsin’ Around

A disgruntled former rail worker has been convicted of putting lives at risk for his sabotage campaign against British railway infrastructure in 2004 and 2005; Allan Nicol had previously admitted to 12 counts of criminal damage, and was acquitted of a charge of reckless criminal damage. Because Nicol knew the system, his acts were surprisingly […]

Monday, November 13, 2006 at 11:11 am

Darius McCollum Arrested Again

Darius McCollum is in trouble again. The man who has spent a third of his life in jail for his various attempts to infiltrate New York transit systems was arrested again last week, charged with criminal impersonation and violating the conditions of his parole, which prevented him from owning any railroad paraphernalia. He had an […]