Amtrak Cascades train had mechanical failure before deadly crash, whistleblower says

By Chris Daniels, KING 5 NBC; July 12, 2018 An Amtrak electrician says the company sidestepped his safety concerns on…

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Railroads have day of reckoning with National Transportation Safety Board

Amtrak Cascades Engineer for Train Number 501 just before fatal crash: “A moment later, he saw the 30-mph speed restriction…

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‘Everybody hated that curve’: Amtrak Cascades engineer told of worries before December crash south of Tacoma, Washington

By Mike Lindblom, Transportation Reporter, Seattle Times; July 10, 2018 The engineer in last December’s Amtrak Cascades derailment worried about…

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Amtrak Cascades service DuPont train crash survivor suing Amtrak; alleges company knew of electrical failure

By KIRO Radio Staff, MyNorthwest.com; June 7, 2018 Amtrak knew there was an electrical problem with a passenger train before…

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What’s going on with Amtrak? Few passengers killed on trains, but high-profile crashes spark concerns

By Bart Jansen, USA TODAY; February 6, 2018 A spate of fatal Amtrak accidents in recent months is focusing renewed…

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Former train conductor says safety is virtually non-existent at Amtrak

By Tatevik Aprikyan and Q13 News Staff, Q13 Fox; January 28, 2018 SEATTLE – Just over a month after Amtrak Train…

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NTSB: Amtrak engineer missed signs before deadly Washington State derailment

By Stephen Cohen, SeattlePI.com; January 25, 2018 Federal investigators say the engineer at the controls of the Amtrak passenger train…

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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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California: Could Amtrak catastrophe happen here in Sacramento? It almost did, leaving some riders scared and angry

By Tony Bizjak, The Sacramento Bee; December 26, 2017 Could last Monday’s Amtrak train crash in Washington happen here? It…

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DuPont Mayor confirms ‘mass casualty incident’ training was underway when Amtrak derailment occurred

By Shepard Ambellas, Intellihub.com; December 19, 2017 DUPONT, Wa. (INTELLIHUB) — Ironically, City Mayor Mike Courts and his team, along…

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