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David Schanoes’ personal analysis of the Amtrak train No. 188 derailment at Frankford Junction curve on the Northeast Corridor last year elicited a response from National Transportation Safety Board Director…
I wish I may, I wish I might, I wish to be an interstate passenger railroad tonight.
On Thursday, June 2, 2016, Amtrak and Siemens marked completion of the 70th and final Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) electric locomotive at the Siemens rail manufacturing hub in Sacramento, Calif.,…
The National Association of Railroad Passengers added its support to growing political pressure to speed-up New York's Hudson River rail project, in fear of a "transportation meltdown."
You know you’re getting old when a locomotive that has hauled passenger trains on which you’ve ridden as an adult winds up in a museum.
On May 18, 2016, the California High-Speed Rail Authority announced amendments to its grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, the first amendment to the grant…
Executive Summary: After one year of investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the cause of the fatal derailment of Amtrak train 188 at Frankford Junction is exactly…
One day after the National Transportation Safety Board released its findings on Amtrak 188's derailment, National Association of Railroad Passengers President Jim Matthews issued this statement on May 18, 2016:
150 non-partisan organizations recognize Infrastructure Week May 16th to 23rd. Business, labor and civic organizations are uniting under the week's 2016 theme: “Infrastructure Matters.”
The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the engineer of Amtrak Northeast Regional train no. 188 was likely distracted by radio traffic about an emergency situation on a Southeastern…
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