May 21, 2015

Feds investigating if Amtrak engineer was using phone at time of fatal crash

Investigators are combing through phone records, locomotive data, radio transmissions and surveillance video to determine if the engineer in last week’s deadly Amtrak derailment was using his cellphone while at the controls, federal authorities said Wednesday. Union officials offered new details on how the ...

May 14, 2015

Amtrak derailment occurred near site of 1943 train wreck

Tuesday’s derailment in Philadelphia that killed at least six people and injured scores more was not the first time a train had come off the rails along that stretch of track. On Sept. 6, 1943, a crowded train carrying 541 passengers derailed while traveling ...

Berkeley protesters block highway, stop Amtrak train

Dec 10, 2014

Berkeley protesters block highway, stop Amtrak train

Hundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking a major highway and stopping a train as activists in this ultra-liberal bastion protest grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men. ...