A critical safety device could have prevented the devastating Amtrak crash last month that killed three people with Maryland ties. WJZ has learned Amtrak spent the day testing it in our area.
Legislation that would cut Amtrak’s budget by $242 million was working its way through the House, though there’s new funding for video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record train engineers to help investigators get to the bottom of crashes such as last month’s deadly derailment in Philadelphia.
Now the focus turns to the investigation into what caused train 188 to barrel off the tracks in Philadelphia, killing eight people–including three with ties to Maryland.
Dramatic developments in the investigation of that deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia on Tuesday.
All public safety resources in Philadelphia–police fire, medical and civilian–were called to action.
A funeral will be held Friday for one of the victims killed in this week’s Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia.
Brandon Bostian was obsessed with trains while growing up, talked about them constantly and wanted to be an engineer or a conductor.
The investigation into the deadly Amtrak derailment is zeroing in on speed. It’s believed the train was going more than 100 miles per hour when it flew off the rails.
A family of a Baltimore man believed to be on Amtrak 188 is searching for answers following Tuesday night’s deadly wreck.
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the deadly derailment of Amtrak Train 188 was “a tragedy that touches us all.” He promised a thorough investigation.
Federal investigators are looking into a crash involving a train and tractor trailer in North Carolina. That train makes a scheduled stop at Baltimore’s Penn Station.
Federal investigators find a distracted driver and lax safety regulations led to a train derailment and massive explosion in Baltimore County last year—and they say not enough has been done to stop it from happening again.