Oregon: Subsidized passenger train ridership declines after derailment

By Paris Achen, Capital Bureau, Portland Tribune; January 19, 2018 State-subsidized ridership of Amtrak passenger trains has plummeted in the…

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Washington, D.C.: Broken rail likely cause of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority derailment, agency says

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 16, 2018 A Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Red Line train yesterday derailed outside…

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Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway did not strive for safety: defence lawyer at Lac-Megantic criminal trial

By Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press, National Post; January 9, 2018 SHERBROOKE, Que. — Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway, the…

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Fixing Curve at Site of Train Derailment in DuPont, Washington Had Not Been State Priority

By Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times; January 2, 2018 The curve where Amtrak Cascades 501 derailed Dec. 18, killing three…

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Four factors that led to the deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington State

By Jeff Davis, Opinion Contributor, The Hill; January 4, 2018 The fatal Amtrak Cascades derailment in Washington State between Tacoma…

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Conductor, Passenger From Derailed Amtrak Washington State Train Allege Inadequate Training In Lawsuits

By Tom Banse, Spokane Public Radio; January 3, 2018 A conductor who was at the front of the Amtrak train…

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U.S. says Washington state Amtrak derailment damage topped $40 million

By David Shepardson, Reuters; January 4, 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The damage from a deadly Amtrak train crash in Washington…

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Amtrak train resumes service after derailing in Savannah, Georgia

By Ellen Eldridge and Steve Burns, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; January 4, 2018 The Amtrak train that derailed with 311 passengers…

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Amtrak train derails in Savannah, Georgia with more than 300 passengers on board

By Ellen Eldridge, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; January 4, 2018 Three cars on an Amtrak train with more than 300 passengers…

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The more we learn about Amtrak derailment the stranger it gets

By Russell G. Quimby, Opinion Contributor, The Hill; December 31, 2017 As a retired National Transportation Safety Board railroad and…

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