Amtrak

In this May 13, 2015, file photo, emergency personnel work at the scene of a Tuesday night derailment in Philadelphia of an Amtrak train headed to New York. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Distracted engineer blamed in deadly Amtrak wreck

WASHINGTON — The Amtrak engineer whose speeding train ran off the rails…

 

“In Search of Great Men” at City Hall is a exhibition of evocative photos of people on trains taken by McNair Evans. (Courtesy McNair Evans/S.F. Arts Commission)

Train travelers on personal journeys in McNair Evans’ photos

McNair Evans photographs people and landscapes affected by modernization, both realistically and…

 

Emergency personnel stand by debris from a deadly train crash in Chester, Pa., on Sunday. (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Senator: 2 dead in train-backhoe crash were Amtrak workers

CHESTER, Pa. — An Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment…

 

Emergency personnel work on a train that derailed near Dodge City, Kan., Monday, March 14, 2016. An Amtrak statement says the train was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago early Monday when it derailed just after midnight. (Daniel Szczerba via AP)

Amtrak train derails in Kansas, injuring at least 32

CIMARRON, Kan. — A passenger train derailed overnight in a rural area…

Emergency personnel work on a train that derailed near Dodge City, Kan., Monday, March 14, 2016. An Amtrak statement says the train was traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago early Monday when it derailed just after midnight. (Daniel Szczerba via AP)
This photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board shows one of the final frames from the onboard video recorder on the Amtrak train that crashed on a turn as it was leaving Philadelphia on its way to New York on May 12, 2015. (NTSB via AP)

Amtrak engineer recalls opening throttle before fatal crash

WASHINGTON — The last thing Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian remembers before last…

This photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board shows one of the final frames from the onboard video recorder on the Amtrak train that crashed on a turn as it was leaving Philadelphia on its way to New York on May 12, 2015. (NTSB via AP)
AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek

Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives

Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to…

AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek
AP Photo/Patrick SemanskyIn this aerial photo taken May 13

Amtrak could pay no more than $200 million to crash victims

For the first time, Amtrak could face a $200 million payout to…

AP Photo/Patrick SemanskyIn this aerial photo taken May 13
AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek

No video to help Amtrak probe — despite NTSB recommendation

Five years ago, federal accident investigators recommended that the government require video…

AP Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek
Huy Richard Mach/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via APIn this Aug. 21

Amtrak engineer was obsessed with trains as a teen

Brandon Bostian was obsessed with trains while growing up, talked about them…

Huy Richard Mach/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via APIn this Aug. 21
AP Photo/Mel EvansAs Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter

Investigators look at why Amtrak train sped up before derailment

In the moment the Amtrak train that derailed at a curve this…

AP Photo/Mel EvansAs Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter
AP Photo/Mary AltafferHoward and Susan Zemser

New mystery in train crash: Was it hit by a flying object?

The Amtrak train that derailed along the nation's busiest tracks may have…

AP Photo/Mary AltafferHoward and Susan Zemser
AP Photo/Mel EvansA crane raises the end of a derailed train car as emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train wreck

Amtrak to install system that might have prevented crash

The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident…

AP Photo/Mel EvansA crane raises the end of a derailed train car as emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train wreck
Huy Richard Mach/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via APAmtrak assistant conductor

Death toll in Amtrak wreck hits 8; all aboard accounted for

The death toll from the Amtrak wreck rose to eight with the…

Huy Richard Mach/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via APAmtrak assistant conductor
AP Photo/Mel EvansEmergency personnel walk near the scene of a deadly train wreck

Officials say train in deadly wreck was going over 100 mph

The Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people,…

AP Photo/Mel EvansEmergency personnel walk near the scene of a deadly train wreck
A couple from a small town in New Jersey are surprised by what they find when they visit The City.(File photo Mike Hendrickson/Special to the s.f. Examiner)

Regional transit agencies use Muni stops at no cost with no hassle

As San Francisco gears up a pilot program for private shuttles to…

A couple from a small town in New Jersey are surprised by what they find when they visit The City.(File photo Mike Hendrickson/Special to the s.f. Examiner)
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Nearly 40 hurt in Contra Costa County in Amtrak-semi collision

Almost 40 people were taken to hospitals with minor injuries after an…

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Caltrain approves contract with new operator TransitAmerica

Caltrain, which has struggled with gaping budget deficits the past several years,…

(S.F. Examiner file photo)

Private sector unions in WI. unofficially support protests

While much of the news of the protests occurring in Wisconsin have…

Time to set Amtrak free

For almost 40 years, Amtrak has been a burden on American taxpayers. …

Amtrak: Behind-schedule version of Enron? The Fannie Mae of railroads?

Jim McElhatton of the Washington Times illuminates another chapter in the history…