Tag: Railroad Accidents and Safety

Judge Reinstates Charges Against Engineer in Philadelphia Train Wreck That Killed 8

A judge on Thursday reinstated charges against a former Amtrak engineer who was driving a speeding train that derailed in Philadelphia in 2015, killing eight people. In his ruling, the judge, Victor P. Stabile of Pennsylvania Superior Court, found that a judge who had dismissed the charges last year improperly considered evidence that should be […]

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Engineer Crashes Train Near Hospital Ship in Los Angeles

A train engineer at the Port of Los Angeles deliberately crashed a locomotive on Tuesday afternoon near a Navy hospital ship, telling the authorities that he had suspicions about the ship’s mission of bolstering the health care system during the coronavirus pandemic, prosecutors said. Nobody was injured in the crash and the ship, the U.S.N.S. […]

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Grizzly Bear Death Rates Are Climbing

ESSEX, Mont. — The long freight trains climb slowly over Marias Pass, through snow-draped mountains south of Glacier National Park and north of the Great Bear Wilderness, snaking through some of the wildest country in the Lower 48. Some 25 trains a day, each a chain of 90 to 120 cars, make the journey over […]

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