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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)

Senate Democrats Demand More Money For Amtrak Repair Backlog

Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded that Republicans provide more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion maintenance and repair backlog, including replacing tunnels more than a century old.

05/21/2015

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Former CEO: Amtrak ‘Almost A Third World Operation’

Amtrak now says full service in the Northeast Corridor will not resume until Monday or Tuesday.

05/14/2015

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Travel By Train For Your Next Vacation

To get better acquainted with Amtrak, the nation’s railroad service, here’s a simple yet very helpful guide to understanding how get onboard a passenger train.

09/11/2014

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Frantic 911 Calls Released In 26th Street Road Collapse

For the first time we are hearing the frantic 911 calls from the 26th Street collapse that sent cars tumbling onto the railroad and displaced dozens of families.

05/08/2014

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Md. Scenic Railroad Acquiring 2nd Steam Locomotive

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad says it’s acquiring a 65-year-old steam locomotive from the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.

05/07/2014

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Residents Of 26th Street Collapse Could Be Displaced For 40 Days

Cleanup continues statewide in the wake of this week’s severe weather. Damage includes a street collapsing, swallowing cars onto train tracks below.

05/02/2014

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Best Train Trips In The USA

Train trips may take longer, but they are more affordable than flying and they offer unique glimpses of America’s vast countryside.

03/25/2014

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Penn Station Marks Contributions In Railroading From African-American Men And Women

All aboard on a trip through black history. Penn Station celebrates contributions to the railroad from former workers.

02/20/2014

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Woman,18, Seriously Injured When Car Slid Down Hill And Into Moving Train

Cecil County authorities say an 18-year-old woman was flown to a Baltimore hospital after her car slid down an icy hill and into a moving freight train.

01/23/2014

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Scenic Railroad Chief Hopes To Improve Experience

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, which will begin its 25th season on May 3, is under the leadership of Michael Gresham, the new general manager and chief operating officer.

04/28/2013

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Exhibit Explains B&O RR Link To W.Va. Statehood

An exhibit at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore explains how the railroad played a role in the establishment of West Virginia statehood during the Civil War.

04/04/2013

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Oldest Model Railroad Club Draws Interest To Amazing Train Garden

This is the time of year many model railroad lovers are packing away the trains and tracks they pulled out for the holidays. But there is a group in Baltimore where the trains never leave the tracks.

01/17/2013

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