Congress mandated in 2008 that all passenger rails have automatic-breaking systems. And yet preventable, deadly accidents keep occurring.
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.
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.
The accident in Washington State adds to a list of recent train derailments, including four in five months at Penn Station. But few have involved fatalities.
An Amtrak passenger train derailed Monday morning. Multiple casualties were reported.
The train derailment on Monday morning left one car dangling over a highway from an overpass.