CSX Safety Lapses Blamed for 2018 Fatal Amtrak Collision in South Carolina

By Alan Levin, Bloomberg; July 23, 2019 CSX Corp.’s lax approach to safety caused a fatal collision between a passenger…

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Opinion: In trying times, wise railroaders shouldn’t clam up to the news media

By William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; March 4, 2019 “HOW SAFE ARE AMERICA’S RAILROADS? Lesley Stahl reports on…

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Fired engineer recounts deadly crash between Amtrak’ Silver Star and CSX freight train in South Carolina on 60 Minutes

From CBS News; February 28, 2019 Mark James describes the deadly crash of an Amtrak passenger train into his CSX…

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Opinion: The thing about good news …

By David Schanoes, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; July 30, 2018 I thought I’d chance watching the video recording of NTSB’s July…

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The Daily CSX: Conductor in fatal South Carolina train crash said safety declined under CSX turnaround plan

  By Thad Moore, The Post and Courier; July 22, 2018 A day after he made a mistake that caused…

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The Daily CSX: Five revelations from the fatal Amtrak, CSX crash investigation

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; July 13, 2018 New details about the February collision of Amtrak and CSX…

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Amtrak says new focus on safety will make rail travel safer for all

By Lori Aratani, The Washington Post; July 11, 2018 Amtrak officials told federal ­investigators Wednesday that two recent fatal crashes…

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Moments before fatal South Carolina train crash, CSX workers wondered if they’d made a mistake

By Thad Moore, The Post and Courier; July 11, 2018 Moments before a passenger train slammed into parked locomotive outside…

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Railroads have day of reckoning with National Transportation Safety Board

Amtrak Cascades Engineer for Train Number 501 just before fatal crash: “A moment later, he saw the 30-mph speed restriction…

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The Daily CSX: Investigators grill train company about deadly crash in South Carolina

By The Associated Press, WNYT, News Channel 13 NBC; July 10, 2018 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal investigators on Tuesday…

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Amtrak stops paying medical bills those injured in February Silver Star train crash in South Carolina

By John Monk, The State; May 21, 2018 COLUMBIA, SC – Amtrak is refusing to pay any more for the…

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Fatal Amtrak Silver Star crash caused more damage than the past decade of South Carolina rail accidents — combined

By Thad Moore, The Post and Courier; February 28, 2018 The fatal Amtrak crash outside Columbia in early February caused…

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New details revealed from fatal Cayce, South Carolina Amtrak Silver Star crash in NTSB report

By Susan Ardis And Sammy Fretwell, The State; February 28, 2018 The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a…

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Report: ‘Human decision making’ was likely one of the main culprits in the Amtrak Silver Star-CSX train crash

By Jeremy Turnage, Digital Content Manager, WIS 10; February 15, 2018 WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – A preliminary report by…

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Silver Star conductor’s wife blames Amtrak, CSX negligence in deadly Cayce, South Carolina train crash

By The Associated Press, Tribune-Review; February 8, 2018 COLUMBIA, S.C. — The wife of a conductor killed in a South…

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The Daily CSX: And, on the third day, to no one’s surprise, the first lawsuit was filed in the Silver Star/CSX collision in Cayce, South Carolina

Train crash lawsuit alleges ‘gross negligence’ by CSX in fatal South Carolina derailment By John Monk, The State; February 8,…

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Deadly S.C. Amtrak crash unlikely to deter riders, experts say

  By Deanna Pan, The Post and Courier; February 6, 2018 The deadly collision Sunday of an Amtrak passenger train…

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Safety upgrades for Positive Train Control may be to blame for deadly Amtrak crash

By Danielle Furfaro, Reuven Fenton and Max Jaeger, New York Post; February 5, 2018 Safety upgrades may have actually contributed…

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After Another Fatal Train Crash, Amtrak Safety Culture Questioned

By David Schaper, NPR; February 5, 2018 After another fatal Amtrak train crash Sunday, safety advocates and federal investigators are…

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Amtrak Silver Star Crash Adds to CSX’s Rising Accident Toll

By Thomas Black, Bloomberg Markets; February 5, 2018 The weekend’s fatal crash of Amtrak and CSX Inc. trains raises concerns…

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Could CSX be off the hook if it’s found liable for Sunday’s fatal Silver Star train crash?

By Janny Rodriguez, First Coast News; February 5, 2018 Investigators are trying to figure out if human-error caused the violent…

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Amtrak Silver Star engineer voiced concerns about dying before fatal crash, brother says

By John Bacon, USA Today; February 5, 2018 The Amtrak engineer killed when his train slammed into a parked freight…

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Incorrect information from CSX employee led to Sunday’s fatal crash of Amtrak’s southbound Silver Star

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; February 6, 2018 Incorrect information from a CSX Corp. employee at the site…

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Fatal Amtrak southbound Silver Star train crash puts spotlight on CSX railroad crew

By SAMMY FRETWELL, The State; February 5, 2018 Federal investigators looking into the cause of a fatal train collision near…

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The Daily CSX – CSX: A mighty fine line, but …

By Frank N. Wilner, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; February 5, 2018 CSX is a mighty fine line, with an…

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