Monday, February 5, 2018

South Carolina Amtrak CSX wrong switch train crash

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February 4, 2018  South Carolina Amtrak CSX wrong switch train crash Outside outside Columbia SC at least two people were killed and 70 injured when as switch was improperly sent the Amtrak train away from the main track and toward a parked CSX freight train

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2 dead, 70 injured as Amtrak train collides with freight train in South Carolina
USA TODAY
At least two people were killed and 70 injured early Sunday when an Amtrak passenger train collided with a CSX freight train in South Carolina, authorities said. The crash, which involved Amtrak Train 91 heading from New York to Miami, occurred at 2:35 a.m. in Cayce, S.C., outside Columbia, ...

At least 2 dead, 70 injured in South Carolina train wreck - CNBC

Amtrak train crash in South Carolina leaves 2 dead, 116 injured - live updates - CBS News

Federal officials focus on why railroad switch was set in the wrong ...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/.../at-least-2-dead-after-amtrak-train-collides-with-freig...17 hours ago - Tom Allen, program manager for the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff, which oversees rail safety in the state, said the collision could have been the result of a switch issue that sent the Amtrak train away from the main track and toward the parked freight train. But he emphasized it will be up to federal ...

Amtrak train crash: 2 killed in South Carolina - CNN
https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/04/us/amtrak-south-carolina-crash/index.html
An Amtrak passenger train was mistakenly diverted to a side track and crashed into an unmanned freight train in South Carolina, killing two Amtrak ... but the rail switch had been manually set to divert the train onto the rack where the CSX train was parked, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman ...