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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

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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

Amtrak Train Derailment

Amtrak Latest: Lawsuits Filed After Fatal Derailment

Federal investigators say they aren’t sure anything struck the windshield of an Amtrak train involved in last week’s deadly derailment in Philadelphia.

05/18/2015

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Amtrak Liable for No More Than $200 Million in Crash

For the first time, Amtrak could face a $200 million payout to train crash victims — the limit set by Congress. But that may be too low to cover the costs of the eight lives lost and more than 200 people injured in last week’s derailment in Philadelphia.

05/18/2015

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Amtrak Trains Rolling on Busy Northeast Corridor

Amtrak announced Sunday it will resume full service between Philadelphia and New York City on Monday following last week’s fatal derailment.

05/17/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 15:  Clean up crews rake debris at the site of the Amtrak passenger train derailment on May 15, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  At least eight people were killed and more than 200 others were injured when an Amtrak train traveling from Washington, DC to New York derailed on May 12 in north Philadelphia. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Deadly Amtrak Wreck Shows Safety Still Dependent on Engineer

The last wrecked railcars from the deadly Amtrak accident were removed Friday as investigators tried to figure out why the train sped up from 70 mph to over 100 mph in the minute before it went into a sharp bend.

05/15/2015

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Schumer: Boehner’s ‘Massive Ignorance’ About Rail Safety, Pushes Congress For Amtrak Funds

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer accused House Speaker John Boehner of “massive ignorance” about rail safety on Friday and announced another push to get Congress to pay for train safety technology and infrastructure improvements in the wake of Amtrak’s deadly derailment.

05/15/2015

Rescuers work around derailed carriages of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 13, 2015. Rescuers on May 13 combed through the mangled wreckage of a derailed train in Philadelphia after an accident that left at least six dead, as the difficult search for possible survivors continued. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Amtrak to Operate System That Might Have Prevented Crash

The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident that didn’t have to happen.

05/14/2015

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