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New Technology Could Have Prevented Fatal Amtrak Derailment

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.

06/15/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 18:   The 5:53am first train of Amtrak's northbound service from 30th Street Station arrives to the platform, after last week's derailment, on May 18, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Eight people were killed and more than 200 others were injured in the train crash, carrying more than 200 passengers from Washington, DC to New York, on May 12, 2015 in north Philadelphia.  (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

House GOP Measure Would Cut Amtrak By $242M

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.

06/09/2015

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Amtrak Service Restored Along Busy Northeast Corridor

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.

05/18/2015

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Immediate Safety Changes Mandated Following Deadly Amtrak Crash

Dramatic developments in the investigation of that deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

05/16/2015

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Those First On Scene Of Amtrak Derailment Share Their Experience

All public safety resources in Philadelphia–police fire, medical and civilian–were called to action.

05/15/2015

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Funeral Set For Navy Midshipman Killed In Amtrak Derailment

A funeral will be held Friday for one of the victims killed in this week’s Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia.

05/14/2015

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Amtrak Engineer Was Obsessed With Trains As A Teen

Brandon Bostian was obsessed with trains while growing up, talked about them constantly and wanted to be an engineer or a conductor.

05/14/2015

Rescuers stand near a derailed carriage of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 13, 2015. Rescuers on May 13 combed through the mangled wreckage of a derailed train in Philadelphia after an accident that left at least six dead, as the difficult search for possible survivors continued. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Investigators: Train In Deadly Wreck Was Speeding 106 MPH

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.

05/13/2015

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Family Seeking Whereabouts Of Baltimore Man Believed To Be On Amtrak 188

A family of a Baltimore man believed to be on Amtrak 188 is searching for answers following Tuesday night’s deadly wreck.

05/13/2015

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Obama: Amtrak Derailment ‘A Tragedy That Touches Us All’

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.

05/13/2015

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Investigation Continues Into Train Derailment

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.

03/10/2015

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NTSB: Distracted Truck Driver Using Bluetooth Caused 2013 Fiery Train Derailment

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.

10/22/2014

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