Rail accidents

Brandon Bostian, the Amtrak engineer involved in the 2015 Philadelphia fatal train crash, arrives at the center for criminal justice in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. Pennsylvania's attorney general on Wednesday is appealing a judge's decision to dismiss the case against Bostian. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
December 20, 2017 - 9:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors will renew their request that criminal charges be reinstated against the engineer in a deadly 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia. A judge in September threw out involuntary manslaughter and other charges against Brandon Bostian after finding the evidence pointed...
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A damaged Amtrak passenger train car is lifted from the tracks at the site of the derailment of an Amtrak train in Dupont, Wash., Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Investigators are looking into whether the Amtrak engineer whose speeding train plunged off an overpass on Monday, killing several people, was distracted by the presence of an employee-in-training next to him in the locomotive, a federal official said Tuesday. (Thomas James/Pool via AP)
December 20, 2017 - 9:14 am
DUPONT, Wash. (AP) — Federal investigators in the deadly Amtrak wreck want to know whether the engineer was distracted by a second person in his cab as his train hurtled into a curve at more than twice the speed limit. Three people were killed Monday when the train barreled into a 30 mph zone at 80...
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A damaged Amtrak passenger train car is lifted from the tracks at the site of the derailment of an Amtrak train in Dupont, Wash., Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Investigators are looking into whether the Amtrak engineer whose speeding train plunged off an overpass on Monday, killing several people, was distracted by the presence of an employee-in-training next to him in the locomotive, a federal official said Tuesday. (Thomas James/Pool via AP)
December 20, 2017 - 7:22 am
DUPONT, Wash. (AP) — Federal investigators probing a deadly Amtrak derailment are trying to determine why the train was traveling at more than double the posted speed limit as it entered the curve where it left the tracks and plunged off an overpass and partly onto a busy freeway, killing three...
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A damaged Amtrak passenger train car is lifted from the tracks at the site of the derailment of an Amtrak train in Dupont, Wash., Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Investigators are looking into whether the Amtrak engineer whose speeding train plunged off an overpass on Monday, killing several people, was distracted by the presence of an employee-in-training next to him in the locomotive, a federal official said Tuesday. (Thomas James/Pool via AP)
December 20, 2017 - 4:02 am
DUPONT, Wash. (AP) — Federal investigators probing a deadly Amtrak derailment are trying to determine why the train was traveling at more than double the posted speed limit as it entered the curve where it left the tracks and plunged off an overpass and partly onto a busy freeway, killing three...
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A freight train smashed into a charter bus in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, pushing the bus 300 feet down the tracks authorities said. Authorities worked for more than an hour to remove passengers, Biloxi Fire Chief Joe Boney said, taking the injured people to area hospitals and cutting through the bus’s mangled body to extract the final two people. (AP Photo/Kevin McGill)
March 07, 2017 - 8:44 pm
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A freight train smashed into a charter bus in a coastal Mississippi city on Tuesday, pushing the bus 300 feet down the tracks and leaving at least four people dead, authorities said. Rescuers spent more than an hour removing passengers, cutting through the bus's heavily damaged...
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In this image from video provided by WPVI, officials investigate an accident involving out-of-service commuter trains in Upper Darby, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said the Market-Frankford Line trains were traveling near the 69th Street Transportation Center when the accident occurred. (WPVI via AP)
February 21, 2017 - 12:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials are investigating an accident involving three out-of-service commuter trains in suburban Philadelphia that injured four people, including a train operator hospitalized in critical condition. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says the Market-...
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