Death Toll Reaches Eight in Tuesday Amtrak Derailment

May 15, 2015 Todd DeFeo 0

The death toll from Tuesday’s Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia reached eight. Dozens more remain hospitalized. Investigators believe the train was traveling at more than 100 mph at the time of the wreck. The speed limit on the curve where the train derailed was 50 mph. All 243 people on board the train have been accounted for. Investigators are planning to interview the engineer. According to his attorney, the engineer has no recollection of the crash or the events leading up to the derailment, various media have reported. “With truly heavy hearts, we mourn those who died,” Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman

Amtrak Train Speeding at Time of Crash

May 13, 2015 Todd DeFeo 0

The Amtrak train involved in yesterday’s deadly wreck in Philadelphia was traveling at more than 100 mph at the time of the crash, the NTSB said today. Seven people were killed and dozens injured after the Washington-to- New York train derailed north of Philadelphia at about 9:30 p.m. yesterday. The engineer has apparently declined to speak with investigators, according to news reports. Photos and videos from the crash site showed mangled train cars. One of Amtrak’s new ACS-64 locomotives was pulling the train. “No words can console those who lost loved ones in this terrible derailment,” U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi,

Investigators Looking at Speed in Deadly Philadelphia Antrak Wreck

May 13, 2015 Todd DeFeo 0

Investigators are looking into whether speed played a role in the fatal wreck that left six dead and dozens more injured, CNN reported. The train derailed about 9:30 p.m. just north of Philadelphia. The train was traveling from Washington to New York. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of life from Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 that derailed north of Philadelphia Tuesday evening,” Amtrak said in a statement. Amtrak said there were 238 passengers and five crewmembers on the train at the time of the crash. At least 140 people were taken to area hospitals, some in critical condition,

Six Killed in Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia

May 13, 2015 Todd DeFeo 0

Six people were killed Tuesday when an Amtrak train from Washington to New York derailed in Philadelphia. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of life from Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 that derailed north of Philadelphia Tuesday evening,” Amtrak said in a statement. Amtrak said there were 238 passengers and five crewmembers on the train at the time of the crash. At least 140 people were taken to area hospitals, some in critical condition, according to news reports. Amtrak service on the Northeast Corridor between New York and Philadelphia has been suspended.

Hoosier State Rail Service Ending April 1, Indiana Says

March 9, 2015 Todd DeFeo 0

Hoosier State passenger service running between Indianapolis and Chicago will end on April 1, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) said Friday. But, Amtrak now says the service doesn’t have to end. State officials said they made the decision in the wake of a Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) decision that requires the state to serve as a railroad. However, Indiana does not own any track or trains, and officials apparently worked with the FRA to waive the requirement. “Passenger rail providers and the host railroads are already required to comply with FRA rules,” INDOT Commissioner Karl Browning said in a

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