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1 year 6 months ago

Amtrak suspended between Philadelphia, DC

WASHINGTON (AP) - Amtrak has suspended train service between Philadelphia and Washington after overhead wires were damaged in Maryland. Spokesman Craig Schulz says crews are assessing the damage to the wires Wednesday in Cecil County in northeastern Maryland, but it may take all afternoon to restore service. He says it...

2 years 11 months ago

Trails and Rails: History on a Train

Trails and Rails, it's a chance to ride the train and see history firsthand. We took the train to learn more about the Amtrak and National Park Service program that trains volunteers to tell passengers about the view out their window. It's a history lesson with a view. ...

3 years 5 months ago

Amtrak collides with truck

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say several people were hurt Friday evening when an Amtrak passenger train collided with a truck at a rural crossing in Northern California. Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham says several people on the train suffered "minor to moderate injuries." She said she did not know...

3 years 8 months ago

Amtrak collision west of Denver

PINECLIFFE, Colo. (AP) - An Amtrak train is back on its way after a minor collision with a Union Pacific truck in a canyon west of Denver. No one was injured. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says the train was headed to Emeryville, Calif., when the accident happened early Thursday...

5 years 1 month ago

Teenage girls struck by Amtrak train

A high-speed Amtrak train struck and killed two teenage girls near Philadelphia. Officials say the Acela train traveling from Boston to Washington, D.C., hit the two girls around 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Norwood, about 10 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Interboro School District Superintendent Nancy Hacker says the 10th-graders...

5 years 1 month ago

No charges in Colorado Amtrak threat

Prosecutors in Otero County say they won't pursue charges against an ex-convict accused of making a threat against an Amtrak train. Authorities say further investigation revealed the man displayed no bizarre behavior or even made a threat. Ojore Nuru Lutalo, 64, of Elizabeth, N.J., was arrested Jan. 26...

5 years 6 months ago

Senate votes to allow guns on Amtrak

The Senate has passed a measure that would let Amtrak rail passengers carry handguns in their checked bags. Supporters say the measure is an effort to give Amtrak riders the same gun rights as airline passengers. Air travelers are allowed to transport firearms in checked baggage so long as they...

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