Posts Tagged ‘train safety’


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Government Rail Remains Insolvent and Unsafe at Any Speed


Tuesday March 28th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:10am PDT   •   1 Comment

Last December, Amtrak train number 527 approached a track switch near Davis, California, where the speed limit was 40 mph. The engineer roared through at 78 mph, jerking the train violently and causing five passengers to suffer injuries. The Federal Railroad Administration let Amtrak conduct its own investigation, and as one passenger told reporters,…
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