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Train's Pat Monahan on Being a Dad, His Grammy Win and Life as a Cartoon Character

Train's Pat Monahan also stars as an animated kid's character. Credit: Kevin Winter, Getty Images Belting out hit tunes like "Hey, Soul Sister" isn't Train frontman Pat Monahan's only gig. Since last November, the Grammy winning...Pat Monahan fronts Train, stars as "Driver Dan" and raises three kids.

Mother of Baby Run Over By Train Credits Harness And God For Saving Son's Life

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy In a heart-stopping split second, an Australian mother watches as her 6-month-old son rolls onto a train track and under an oncoming train -- and escapes with just a...

Tiny German Lovebirds Elope to Africa

Considering the impulsiveness of their decision, it was to be a beautiful wedding. A German "couple" packed bathing suits and sunglasses, then headed to Africa to get married "where it is warm." The nuptials were interrupted when the lovebirds were...

Baby Born on the London Underground

I don't know about London, but here in San Francisco, people do all sorts of things on the street cars -- read, listen to music, work on their laptops, sleep, even dance. But as far as I know, no one's ever had a baby on a train or in one of the...

Teenager gets to play trains in Chicago

It appears that three Metra engineers in Chicago are under investigation for allowing a teenager into the cabs of locomotives and even operate trains. The Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation, as Metra is formally known, operates...

Utah Phillips -- Old buddy, goodnight

If you've got a kid who is as into trains as my Jared is, then you undoubtedly listen to a fair bit of Utah Phillips' music. His version of the Wabash Cannonball and Daddy, What's a Train are two of Jared's favorites. I was lucky enough to see him in...

National Train Day

My son Jared, like a lot of kids, is totally into trains. We've been to the California and Nevada state train museums in Sacramento and Carson City and have plans to visit a lot more of the rail-related attractions in Northern California. If you're...

Woman gives birth on train

With the stories we hear of women giving birth in taxis and other forms of transportation on the way to the hospital, etc., it should come as no surprise to hear the story of a woman giving birth on a train. Needless to say, however, the mother was...

Visiting the railroad museum

One of the things we did while in the Lake Tahoe area was visit the Nevada State Railroad museum. Given Jared's chosen career path, I'm ashamed to say that this is the first time we've been to a railroad museum. We haven't even been to the California...

Career Choices

When I was in high school, I had grand plans to become an electronics engineer. I was going to go to the University of Illinois for my undergraduate degree, followed by graduate work at MIT. I was going to design computers and robots and all manner...

Playing trains -- for real

We are very lucky in that there is a local model railroading club with a huge train layout that allows kids (big and small) to come watch their trains rolling about. We can run over there any Saturday and the kids can watch the trains climb mountains...

Punk Rocker saves man from freight train

Julian Shaw, like many (perhaps even most) teenagers, is not really what you call a conformist. As the guitarist for the "high velocity Psychobilly band" Checkered Fist, he is, perhaps, an unlikely hero. Nonetheless, hero he is. At least, he is to...

Metro-North Railway really does deliver

The Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company in New York, commonly called, simply, the Metro-North, is a commuter rail system serving New York City, northern New York State, and parts of Connecticut. One of the rail line's slogans, found on posters on...

Father of 2 saves teen, pinning him to the ground as subway passes overhead

Wesley Autrey, of Manhattan, was waiting for the subway with his two young daughters, when Cameron Hollopeter, 19, fell off the platform and onto the tracks. Autrey jumped onto the tracks -- in front of an approaching train -- and tried to pull the...

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