U.S., Arizona: 25 years later, Sunset Limited mystery still unsolved

By Gary Nelson, Contributor, San Tan Sun News; September 24, 2020 A little before midnight on Sunday, Oct. 8, 1995,…

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U.S., Idaho: BNSF crews trapped in derailed train escape, make it to shore

By Colette Buck, KHQ Local News Producer, FOX ABC Montana; January 1, 2020 BONNERS FERRY, Idaho – Bonners Ferry Firefighters…

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Canada, Manitoba: Train with 13 people on board derails west of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

By Megan Benedictson, Supervising Digital News Producer and Kayla Rosen, Editorial Producer, CTV News; December 31, 2019 WINNIPEG — A…

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U.S., Washington State: Plans to beef up Amtrak Cascades service in 2020 beset by multiple uncertainties

By Tom Banse, Northwest News Network, KUOW; December 23, 2019 A holiday wish of many Pacific Northwest rail fans is…

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U.S., D.C.: 10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Washington Union Station

By Morgan Voigt, dcist; December 10, 2019 With its arched exterior, classical ornamentation, and vaulted, gilded ceiling, Union Station appears…

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U.S., Washington State Report: Sound Transit Top Safety Officer Out

By Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; December 5, 2019 According to a report from The Seattle Times, Sound Transit CEO…

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U.S.: Connecticut Senator Blumenthal leads effort to end Amtrak’s shield from lawsuits

By Ana Radelat, The Connecticut Mirror; December 3, 2019 Washington — Sen. Richard Blumenthal is leading a congressional pushback against…

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South Florida: Tri-Rail frustrated by maintenance issues, duct tape repair

By Robert Smith, Valliant News; November 14, 2019 You can add repairing railroad tracks to the 1,001 uses for duct…

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Congress to examine controversial Amtrak policy

By Frank Gerace, WDEL; November 10, 2019 Congress has scheduled a hearing on a policy change implemented by Amtrak that…

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Amtrak’s new ticket rules won’t let passengers sue in a crash

By Sam Mintz, Politico; November 8, 2019 Passengers and their survivors won a $265 million court settlement with Amtrak after…

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Iowa Pacific subsidiary: Creditors attempt to force Colorado railroad into bankruptcy

By Thomas Gounley, Business Den; October 28, 2019 Three entities that say they’re owed money by an Alamosa-based railroad currently…

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South Carolina Amtrak crash: Why train rammed into CSX freight cars, killing 2 and injuring 91, per National Transportation Safety Board

By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY; September 30, 2019 A fatal Amtrak train accident in South Carolina that killed two and…

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Jury awards $17 million to 3 plaintiffs in deadly Amtrak Cascades Service Washington State derailment

By Associated Press staff and Seattle Times Staff; September 13, 2019 TACOMA — Three people who sued Amtrak over the deadly…

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Japan: Train crash highlights risk of Tokyo’s ‘unopened’ rail crossings

By KAZUHIRO KIDA, Nikkei Staff Writer, Nikkei Asian Review; September 6, 2019 TOKYO — Japan’s railways are renowned worldwide for…

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Rail agency blames Station Square derailment on broken rail, inspector oversights

By Bob Bauder, Staff Writer, Tribune-Review; September 6, 2019 An inspector for a Kansas-based company committed “serious oversights” in Pittsburgh…

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Amtrak concedes negligence in catastrophic 2017 derailment south of Tacoma, Washington

By Tom Banse, Northwest News Network, KUOW; September 3, 2019 The first of what could be many trials stemming from…

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128 years after horrific wreck, North Carolinians say the ‘ghost train’ still runs

By Hayley Fowler, The Charlotte Observer; August 28, 2019 A passenger train in North Carolina said to be making up…

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Washington Department of Transportation awarded up to $37.5 million for Passenger Rail Car Replacement Project

By Graham Johnson, KIRO 7; August 20, 2019 SEATTLE – The federal government is helping fund replacements for three older…

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Rail safety advocates renew push for Positive Train Control

By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; August 20, 2019 — Fifty years after a fatal train crash in Connecticut,which led…

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Storm winds blow trains off tracks in Kansas

By Staff, The Hays Post; August 18, 2019 WALTON, Kan. — Strong winds from a line of thunderstorms blew over…

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Illinois: Locomotive and five cars of Amtrak train all derail after striking truck, killing driver in University Park

By Sun-Times Wire, Chicago Sun-Times; July 29, 2019 An Amtrak train derailed Sunday after it struck a truck, killing its…

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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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‘The law recognizes we’re all human’: Charges dismissed against Brandon Bostian, engineer in deadly Philly Amtrak derailment

By Jason Laughlin, The Philadelphia Inquirer; July 23, 2019 For the second time, a judge has dismissed a host of…

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Cleanup crews in Southeastern Virginia making progress after Great Dismal Swamp train derailment

By Saleen Martin, Staff Writer, The Virginian-Pilot; July 16, 2019 Cleanup crews in the Great Dismal Swamp are making progress…

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Canadian Pacific Railway sues semi driver for $1.13 million after Elstow derailment

By Bre McAdam, Saskatoon StarPhoenix; July 17, 2019 Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway is claiming that a Saskatoon semi driver who…

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