2 Killed in Amtrak Crash Shared a Passion for Trains

The chance to ride on a train’s maiden run on a newly opened line was irresistible for Zack Willhoite and James Hamre, who volunteered for a rail advocacy group.

Amtrak Train Traveled at 80 M.P.H., Far Over 30-M.P.H. Limit, Before Derailing

The revelation that a passenger train was speeding before a fatal crash in Washington State has once again focused attention on technology that can automatically slow trains.