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Most US rail systems miss safety deadline

Only four of the nation's 41 rail systems required to implement lifesaving technology to prevent train accidents met Monday's deadline, according to the Department of Transportation.

Sleep apnea led to tired engineers and 2 train crashes, NTSB says

Sleep apnea led to two commuter railroad accidents within 13 weeks of one another, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. The NTSB said the sleep disorder caused engineer fatigue and that in both accidents, engineers failed to stop their trains before reaching the end of a terminating track.

Workers say they warned Amtrak before deadly crash

In the days before Amtrak 501 careened off the tracks last month in a deadly crash, engineers and conductors warned their supervisors that they did not feel adequately trained on the new route, according to more than a dozen sources.

Neo-Nazi charged with terrorism, complaint says

A white man who was involved with neo-Nazi groups and who attended a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville has been charged with terrorism for attempting to wreck an Amtrak train, according to a criminal complaint filed in US District Court.

Amtrak crash kills two train enthusiasts

Two friends, Jim Hamre and Zack Willhoite, loved to ride trains. So it was no surprise that they decided to go on the inaugural run of Amtrak Cascades 501 when the new service opened.