Two CSX workers were hit by an Amtrak train just north of Union Station suffering fatal injuries. The workers had exited a freight train to work on a technical issue when a passenger train struck them, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The collision not only suspended service but is now being...Read More
Last year, the Amtrak 188 train crash killed eight people when it derailed. And this year, Amtrak has experienced another tragedy just south of Philadelphia. The train, which was traveling to Washington, D.C. with 341 passengers on board, slammed into a backhoe just south of Philadelphia last week. The impact and subsequent derailment killed two...Read More
The Amtrak 188 train that traveled from Washington D.C. to New York was supposed to be the safest locomotive owned by Amtrak. In May of last year, however, the 98-ton train derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight people and injuring an estimated 200 more. Since then, every aspect surrounding the train was picked apart by law...Read More
According to the Associated Press, President Barack Obama’s administration says that it is drafting rules that would require railroads to install cameras inside train cabs.
Installation of Cameras in Train CabsThe cameras would record the actions of engineers operating trains. The announcement comes after an Amtrak train traveling from D.C. to New York City derailed... Read More
Updating an ongoing story that we have been following, according to the National Transportation Safety Board, the engineer involved in last month’s Amtrak derailment was not using his cell phone at the time of the accident.
Update: Engineer Not Using PhoneCBS News reported that the engineer was not “using his cell phone to talk, text... Read More
Updating a blog post we brought you recently, reports indicate that Amtrak has a $200 million liability cap limit for crash victims involved in the Philadelphia derailment that killed eight passengers and injured more than 200 others earlier this year. The...Read More
Sadly, recently, an Amtrak train traveling from D.C. to New York City derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight passengers and injuring more than 200 people. A federal investigation into the accident remains ongoing and there has been speculation in the media about what occurred. According to reports, the train may have been traveling at speeds of...Read More