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Amtrak Train Derailment

Gov’t to Require Cameras in Train Cabs After Amtrak Crash

The Obama administration says it’s drafting rules to require that railroads install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of engineers.

07/08/2015

Amtrak Train Derailment

Family of Md. Businessman Killed in Derailment Sues Amtrak

The family of a businessman killed when a speeding passenger train derailed near Philadelphia accused Amtrak of negligence and outrageous conduct in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed Monday.

06/29/2015

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Man Charged With Domestic Assault Aboard Amtrak Train

Police say an Ohio man was arrested for an alleged domestic assault that occurred aboard an Amtrak train in western Maryland.

06/28/2015

Amtrak Train Crash

NTSB: Amtrak Engineer Did Not Use Cellphone Before Crash

Analysis of the phone records of the Amtrak engineer who was operating train 188 when it derailed in Philadelphia in May indicates that no calls, texts, or data usage occurred while Brandon Bostian was operating the locomotive.

06/10/2015

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Romantic Getaway Guide to Montreal

No other city in North America reminds visitors of Paris and European culture than Montreal, less than an hour drive from the U.S.-Canadian border.

06/03/2015

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Amtrak CEO Vows to Put Safety Technology Into Operation

An emotional Amtrak CEO pledged to lawmakers Tuesday that safety technology that could have prevented a deadly derailment last month in Philadelphia will be put into operation, while Democrats and Republicans exchanged barbs over whether Congress or the Obama administration is most to blame for railroads not installing the technology.

06/02/2015

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Amtrak to Install Long-Sought Cameras in Locomotives

Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer’s actions before the crash.

05/26/2015

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Man Who Tried to Jump From Moving Train Halts Amtrak Service

Amtrak officials say train service was halted for more than a half hour after a passenger attempted to jump from a moving train in Anne Arundel County.

05/23/2015

Amtrak Train Derailment

Feds Trying to Determine if Amtrak Engineer Was Using Phone

Investigators are combing through phone records, locomotive data, radio transmissions and surveillance video to determine if the engineer in last week’s deadly Amtrak derailment was using his cellphone while at the controls, federal authorities said Wednesday.

05/20/2015

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Unions Urge Amtrak to Put 2nd Crew Member in Locomotives

The union for Amtrak’s locomotive engineers urged the railroad on Tuesday to put a second crew member at the controls of trains on the busy Northeast Corridor, where a derailment killed eight people and injured more than 200 others.

05/20/2015

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