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Multiple boats escape from Hudson River, crash into Amtrak bridge

Multiple boats escape from Hudson River, crash into Amtrak bridgeEight large barges, including a cruise boat, broke loose and floated down the Hudson River towards Albany.



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Truck was on tracks despite gates when struck by Amtrak train: U.S. report

Truck was on tracks despite gates when struck by Amtrak train: U.S. reportA garbage truck was on the tracks despite lowered safety gates when it was struck by a train carrying Republican lawmakers in a fatal crash last month in rural Virginia, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday. Data from a camera mounted on the front of the chartered Amtrak train showed the gates were down at the crossing at the time of the crash, according to a preliminary NTSB report on the Jan. 31 accident. A passenger on the garbage truck was killed and two others on the truck were injured.



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President Trump's Budget Cuts Amtrak Funding in Half Despite a String of Deadly Crashes

President Trump's Budget Cuts Amtrak Funding in Half Despite a String of Deadly CrashesThere have been three fatal crashes since December



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Locked track switch blamed in fatal South Carolina Amtrak crash

Locked track switch blamed in fatal South Carolina Amtrak crash(Reuters) – A locked track switch was blamed for the collision of an Amtrak passenger train with a freight train that killed two people and injured more than 100 in South Carolina on Sunday, raising questions about the delayed rollout of a system to prevent such crashes. The head of the National Transportation Safety Board said a switch on the tracks, which the freight hauler CSX Corp owns and operates, was padlocked in a position that steered the Amtrak train onto a siding near South Carolina’s state capital Columbia, where it crashed into a stationary unoccupied CSX train. Robert Sumwalt, the chairman of the NTSB, told reporters Monday at a press briefing that track signals were inoperative because they were being upgraded for positive train control or PTC, a system designed to prevent derailments or crashes caused by excessive speed.



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The Latest: NTSB plans update on deadly Amtrak train crash

The Latest: NTSB plans update on deadly Amtrak train crashCAYCE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly Amtrak train crash in South Carolina (all times local):



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Amtrak Train Derails After Collision In South Carolina; At Least 2 Dead

Amtrak Train Derails After Collision In South Carolina; At Least 2 DeadAn Amtrak train traveling from New York to Miami reportedly collided with a freight train in South Carolina early Sunday.



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911 Calls Detail Vivid Accounts of Amtrak Train Derailment

911 Calls Detail Vivid Accounts of Amtrak Train Derailment"My abdomen hurts really bad. I don't feel good"



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The Curve Where an Amtrak Train Derailed Wasn't Supposed to Exist – But It Cost Too Much to Fix

The Curve Where an Amtrak Train Derailed Wasn't Supposed to Exist – But It Cost Too Much to FixInitial railroad plans did not include the sharp curve where an Amtrak train derailed on Monday, but officials left it in to save money



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Amtrak engineer remarked on train speed 6 seconds before crash: NTSB

Amtrak engineer remarked on train speed 6 seconds before crash: NTSB(Reuters) – Six seconds before an Amtrak train derailed off a bridge and onto a highway near Seattle, the engineer remarked that the train was speeding, U.S. investigators said on Friday. The engineer then applied the brakes but apparently not the emergency brake, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a statement after retrieving and reviewing data from the data recorder and inward- and outward-facing cameras. Monday’s crash south of Seattle killed three people and sent about 100 others to hospitals.



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Washington state highway reopens after deadly Amtrak derailment

Washington state highway reopens after deadly Amtrak derailmentThe affected southbound stretch of Interstate 5, which runs from the Canadian border to Mexico, opened on Wednesday afternoon, the Washington State Department of Transportation said. Federal investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are seeking answers about the crash’s cause in interviews with the train’s engineer and a trainee conductor who were in the locomotive’s cab. NTSB members say they are focused on whether the engineer was distracted, but are timing their interviews with the crew this week around their recuperation from injuries.



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