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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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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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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Washington State: Month after National Transportation Safety Board recommended replacing Amtrak Cascades trains, they’re still running

By Graham Johnson, KIRO 7; June 19., 2019 TUKWILA, Wash. – In Tukwila on Wednesday, Dane Cheatley boarded an Amtrak…

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Washington State: State senators to unveil plan for oversight of Sound Transit after fatal Dupont derailment

By News Staff, KIRO 7; May 23, 2019 DUPONT, Wash. – State senators are set to unveil a plan for…

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National Transportation Safety Board ‘amazed at the amount of failure’ by agencies in fatal 2017 Amtrak derailment south of Tacoma, Washington

By Mike Lindblom, Staff Reporter, Seattle Times; May 21, 2019 Washington state’s lightweight Talgo trains that carried 800,000 Amtrak Cascades…

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A fiery Fort Worth, Texas train derailment could change how railroads handle hazardous cargo

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; April 26, 2019 FORT WORTH Some tanker cars involved in a fiery train derailment…

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National Transportation Safety Board: CSX workers were walking on Amtrak tracks when they were struck and killed in 2017

By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post; April 9, 2019 Two CSX railroad workers who were struck and killed by…

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Prosecutors, defense say NTSB is withholding crucial information in Amtrak Northeast Corridor Train Number 188 case

By Kristen Johanson, KYW Newsradio 1060; August 22, 2018 PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The case against the engineer of the…

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National Transportation Safety Board: Enough blame to go around for Biloxi, Mississippi CSX freight train and tour bus crash

By TANYA SNYDER, With help from Mary Lee and Stephanie Beasley, Politico Morning Transportation; August 8, 2018 ENOUGH BLAME TO…

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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: 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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Amtrak Cascades engineer called trip ‘learning experience’ before fatal Washington State crash

By David Shepardson, Reuters, WSAU News/Talk 550 AM; July 10, 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Amtrak engineer aboard a speeding…

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‘Everybody hated that curve’: Amtrak Cascades engineer told of worries before December crash south of Tacoma, Washington

By Mike Lindblom, Transportation Reporter, Seattle Times; July 10, 2018 The engineer in last December’s Amtrak Cascades derailment worried about…

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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 Rail Cars in Fatal Washington State Crash Last December Didn’t Meet Current Standards

By Alan Levin, Bloomberg; July 10, 2018 The passenger rail cars on an Amtrak train that derailed near Seattle last…

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Amtrak prepares for probe of deadly crashes

By STEPHANIE BEASLEY, With help from Tanya Snyder, Politico Morning Transportation; July 2, 2018 BEFORE THE STORM: Amtrak has a…

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Amtrak Didn’t Heed Work-Zone Speed Advice Before Fatal Crash

By Alan Levin, Bloomberg; April 30, 2018 Five months ago, in a scathing report on a 2016 accident in which…

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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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NTSB report shows truck disregarded railroad safety gates in Crozet, Virginia before crash with train carrying GOP members

By Staff Reports, The Daily Progress; February 21, 2018 A trash truck in Crozet disregarded stop arms at a railroad…

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