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Mandatory locomotive recorder bill ‘addresses a key safety issue,’ says Transportation Safety Board

May 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Amendments to the federal Railway Safety Act mandating recording devices, if passed into law, could provide “essential information” to Transportation Safety Board of Canada staff investigating rail accidents and could help prevent such accidents in the future, TSB suggested Tuesday.

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Mudslides halt rail traffic between Seattle and Portland

May 7, 2017 The Associated Press (APR)

TACOMA, Wash. – Officials with BNSF Railway say mudslides have forced the suspension of train traffic on a heavily travelled section of rails between Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. Gus Melonas, spokesman for the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway,

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Amtrak to pay $265M for Philadelphia crash that killed 8

October 27, 2016 Maryclaire Dale - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PHILADELPHIA – Amtrak will pay $265 million to settle claims related to a crash last year that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others when a speeding train derailed on a curve. The settlement allows victims to have

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Distracted engineer blamed in deadly Amtrak wreck

May 19, 2016 Michael R. Sisak - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – The Amtrak engineer whose speeding train ran off the rails in Philadelphia last year was apparently distracted by word that a train nearby had been hit by a rock, federal investigators concluded Tuesday, pinning most of the blame