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National Transportation Safety Board

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  • Could technology have prevented Amtrak disaster?

     Could technology have prevented Amtrak disaster?
    Two big questions in the aftermath of Tuesday's horrific Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia: Why was Northeast Regional Train 188 going more than 100 mph as it approached a 50 mph curve? Why is it taking so long for America's railroads to install a...
  • Toll of Amtrak derailment comes into focus, even as answers remain out of reach

    Toll of Amtrak derailment comes into focus, even as answers remain out of reach
    A search for answers turned to mourning Thursday for the family of an Elkridge man lost for days after the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, as officials announced the discovery of an eighth body amid the wreckage. Bob Gildersleeve, a 45-year-old...
  • Investigators look at why train sped up before derailing at curve

     Investigators look at why train sped up before derailing at curve
    In the moment the Amtrak train that derailed at a curve this week was supposed to be slowing down, it was accelerating, investigators said Thursday. How that came to happen has emerged as the central question surrounding the derailment, which killed...
  • Amtrak derailment mystery: Train sped up in final minute, NTSB says

    Amtrak derailment mystery: Train sped up in final minute, NTSB says
    An Amtrak passenger train that flew off the tracks at high speed, killing eight people, steadily and rapidly accelerated in the 65 seconds before entering a curve, investigators said Thursday as the mystery behind the engineer’s actions deepened....
  • Amtrak engineer was obsessed with trains as a teen

     Amtrak engineer was obsessed with trains as a teen
    Brandon Bostian was obsessed with trains while growing up, talked about them constantly and wanted to be an engineer or a conductor. "He would go on vacation and bring back subway maps," Stefanie McGee, a friend from Tennessee, recalled Thursday. "He...
  • Investigators look at why train sped up before derailment

    Investigators look at why train sped up before derailment
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the moment the Amtrak train that derailed at a curve this week was supposed to be slowing down, it was accelerating, investigators said Thursday. How that came to happen has emerged as the central question surrounding the...
  • Amtrak helping with victims' medical bills and funeral costs, CEO says

    Amtrak helping with victims' medical bills and funeral costs, CEO says
    Amtrak apologized and took "full responsibility" for the deadly train derailment that killed eight people and injured about 200, and said it is helping with medical bills and funeral expenses. “The derailment of Northeast Regional Train 188 was...
  • Amtrak to operate system that might have prevented crash

     Amtrak to operate system that might have prevented crash
    The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident that didn't have to happen. It could have been avoided if a long-sought safety technology had been operating on its tracks and trains, according to information gathered by...
  • Amtrak to install system that might have prevented deadly Philadelphia train crash

    Amtrak to install system that might have prevented deadly Philadelphia train crash
    WASHINGTON — The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident that didn't have to happen. It could have been avoided if a long-sought safety technology had been installed on its tracks and trains, according to...
  • Naval Academy midshipman killed in Amtrak crash remembered as inspirational leader

    Naval Academy midshipman killed in Amtrak crash remembered as inspirational leader
    Hurricane Sandy flooded the high school on the New York coast and wrecked its football field. Newly-elected class president Justin Zemser called the students together. “He just kept our spirits up,” said Khaleel Anderson, a classmate....
  • Deadly train crash in Philadelphia 'came out of nowhere'

    Deadly train crash in Philadelphia 'came out of nowhere'
    Residents living along the stretch of Frankford Avenue near the railroad tracks are used to the whoosh and clatter of trains rounding a nearby curve, and Amtrak's train 188 didn't sound unusual to locals enjoying the warm night air or to riders settled...