Engineer in Chester Amtrak Train Crash Tests Positive for Drugs

The engineer of the train involved in the 2016 Chester Amtrak train crash tested positive for drugs after the crash, officials have reported. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) docket, Alexander Hunter tested positive for marijuana following the train's collision with a backhoe (a positive test for opioids [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Train News|

Utah Train Accident Destroys FedEx Truck

The driver of a FedEx truck might be counting his blessings this week, following a heart-stopping Utah train accident with his truck. Officials say it's possible that malfunctioning gates contributed to the train crash, although they are still investigating the situation. Luckily for everyone involved, no major injuries were reported. [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Train News|

Brooklyn Train Crash Injures 103

A Brooklyn train crash has injured 103 people, after a Long Island Rail Road train derailed on January 4, 2017 during the morning commute. Although most injuries were considered minor, some passengers reportedly suffered back and neck injuries during the train accident when they were hurled onto the floor. The National [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Train News|

Long Island Train Crash Injures Passengers and Halts Service

About 600 commuters faced the worst kind of interruption to their travels on the night of October 8, 2016 when the commuter train they were riding in collided with a maintenance train traveling alongside them. The Long Island train crash caused the first three cars of the Long Island Rail Road [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|Train News|

Train Crashes and Groundhog Day

What do train crashes and Groundhog Day have to do with each other? Answer: they both repeat themselves with depressing, and avoidable, regularity. The terrible crash at Hoboken Terminal is the latest tragic case in point. For decades, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been recommending the installation of Positive [...]

By | October 8th, 2016|Blog, Rons Rants, Train News|

Train May Have Been Speeding Prior to Fatal Hoboken Crash

The New Jersey Transit train that crashed last week in Hoboken may have been going twice or three times faster than the posted speed limit, according to a source close to the crash investigation. The early estimate, which was provided by a government official briefed on the National Transportation Safety Board [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Train News|

Texas Panhandle Train Crash Could Have Been Prevented

On the morning of June 28, 2016, a Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) freight train smashed into another BNSF freight train near the town of Panhandle, Texas, roughly 40 miles northeast of Amarillo. Three train crew members were killed in the Texas Panhandle train crash. A fourth person, an [...]

By | July 14th, 2016|Train News|

NTSB Releases Final Report on Why Amtrak 188 Crashed

In the wake of last year’s Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, a great number of theories were offered by everyone from train experts to passengers themselves on why Amtrak 188 crashed. For months, we all wanted an explanation for how an experienced, meticulous Amtrak engineer like 32-year-old Brandon Bostian could have allowed [...]

By | May 17th, 2016|Blog, Train News|