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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Washington State: Point Defiance Bypass testing, train travel update

From Tacoma Weekly; June 28, 2018 Following the derailment on an Amtrak train in DuPont on Dec. 18, 2017, Washington…

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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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Plan to remove sharp curve where Amtrak train derailed scrapped for cost reasons

By Jessica Schladebeck, New York Daily News; December 22, 2017 The original plans for the Point Defiance railroad bypass called…

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Washington state: No passenger trains on Amtrak derailment route until safety systems are in place

By Mike Baker, Staff Reporter, Seattle Times; December 21, 2017 Washington state transportation officials won’t restart passenger service along the…

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Train derailment near Olympia: Officials pushed ‘aggressive’ timeline before safety technology was ready

By Mike Baker, Christine Willmsen and Mike Lindblom, Staff Writers, Seattle Times; December 19, 2017 The corridor where an Amtrak…

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