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Cleveland Indians Honor Tickets 52 Years After Crash

Jennifer Annis had been looking forward to seeing the Indians. Having earned straight A’s at St. Rose School, she was awarded two tickets to the game on Aug. 20, 1966. It was a treat. Her mother was a widow with …

Apologetic Amtrak CEO Vows to Implement Safety Technology

An emotional Amtrak CEO pledged to lawmakers Tuesday that safety technology that could have prevented a deadly derailment last month in Philadelphia will be put into operation, while Democrats and Republicans exchanged barbs over whether Congress or the Obama administration …

France’s National Railway Denies Neglected Maintenance in Fatal Crash

France’s national railway is denying that neglected maintenance on the train tracks led to a fatal derailment last year that left seven people dead. SNCF and RFF – the agency that handles the rail infrastructure – said Monday saying that …

Nebraska Appeals Court Reverses Railroad Lawsuit Dismissal

A jury should hear the claims of a mother who sued Union Pacific Railroad and the estate of her ex-husband over the death of their 15-year-old son in a collision with a train, the Nebraska Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. …

West Texas Rail Crossing Had 10 Previous Accidents

There were 10 previous collisions at the West Texas railroad crossing where a train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans and their families, according to Federal Railroad Administration records reviewed by The Associated Press. Five cars and five …