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    National Transportation Safety Board investigators are trying to determine the cause of the Amtrak derailment in north-central Montana that killed three people aboard the Empire Builder, traveling from Chicago to Seattle. The train, carrying about 141 passengers and a crew of 16, left the tracks about 4 p.m. Saturday near Joplin, Montana, about 30...
    At least 32 people were killed in Egypt after two passenger trains collided Friday, causing cars to flip and trapping people inside, Egyptian authorities said. A passenger train rear-ended another in Egypt, after emergency brakes were activated on board. Over 30 people were killed. pic.twitter.com/BVXp2uTGEE — DW News (@dwnews) March 26, 2021 At least...
    (CNN)Here's some background information about major rail accidents since 1900.Notable International Rail AccidentsJanuary 1915 - Guadalajara, Mexico: More than 600 people die when a train derails into a ravine during a steep descent. May 22, 1915 - Gretna, Scotland: The United Kingdom's worst rail disaster occurs when three trains collide at Quintinshill, resulting in 227...
    WASHINGTON  —  Hazy sunshine illuminated the suburban landscape as Eric Forbes settled into the seat of his Friday afternoon train. It was Sept. 12, 2008, 4:22 p.m. Forbes, 56, an administrator at Cal State Northridge, was headed home to be there in time for his son’s first school dance. Relaxing, he watched out...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s Illinois Rail Safety Week, and we’d venture to say not many people are concerned about trains right now. Metra ridership is down 90%, and people are driving less. State safety experts worry the pandemic could railroad train crossing safety, because we’re all out of practice. CBS 2 Morning Insider Lauren Victory...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Amtrak has finished outfitting its locomotives and tracks with Positive Train Control. The system is designed to prevent accidents by automatically controlling train speed and movement if an operator fails to take the right action. Experts say Positive Train Control could prevent crashes like the May 2015 derailment in Port Richmond. That...
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