List of accidents on Amtrak

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Chase, Maryland.
Silver Spring, Maryland.
Mobile, Alabama
Bourbonnais, Illinois.

This is a list of significant accidents and incidents involving Amtrak, which has operated most intercity rail passenger service in the United States since 1971.

Collisions[edit]

Derailments[edit]

Salem, Illinois.
Port Richmond, Pennsylvania

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Safety Recommendation H-78-071". National Transportation Safety Board. December 27, 1978. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  3. ^ "Accident Report Detail: Rear End Collision of Conrail Commuter Train No. 400 and Amtrak Passenger Train No. 60". National Transportation Safety Board. March 8, 1979. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "Accident Report Detail: Head On Collision Between Amtrak Train No. 82 and Seaboard Coast Line Extra 2771 South". National Transportation Safety Board. September 2, 1980. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
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  6. ^ "Accident Report Detail: Rear-End Collision of Amtrak Passenger Train 94, The Colonial and Consolidated Rail Corporation Freight Train ENS-121, on the Northeast Corridor". National Transportation Safety Board. January 25, 1988. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  7. ^ "Stockton Train Crash Kills 3, Injures Dozens - latimes". LA Times. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  8. ^ "Railroad Accident Report: Collision of National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) Train 59 With a Loaded Truck-Semitrailer Combination at a Highway/Rail Grade Crossing in Bourbonnais, Illinois, March 15, 1999" (PDF). National Transportation Safety Board. February 5, 2002. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  9. ^ "Engineer dies from injuries". Savannah, Georgia: The Savannah Morning News. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  10. ^ "Two Dead After Amtrak Train Hits Dump Truck". WRAL. August 2, 2005. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  11. ^ "Collision of Amtrak Passenger Train and Norfolk Southern Freight Train - November 30, 2007, Chicago, Illinois" (PDF). National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  12. ^ "BRIEF: Amtrak train strikes truck in northeast Harris County. | HighBeam Business: Arrive Prepared". business.highbeam.com. Retrieved 2017-12-30.
  13. ^ "Amtrak Train Hits Tractor-Trailer In Mebane, Several Injured". Digtriad.com. 14 May 2010. Archived from the original on 30 January 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  14. ^ Babwin, Don (June 3, 2011). "Train collision at Union Station causes injuries". Journal Star. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  15. ^ "Federal officials investigate cause of deadly Amtrak crash". CNN. June 28, 2011. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
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  17. ^ Harris, Harry; Tyska, Jane. "Regular service resumes after Oakland train crash". Oakland, California: Oakland Tribune. Archived from the original on 11 August 2016.
  18. ^ "Truck 'disintegrated' in fatal crash with Amtrak train in Orlando". WESH. November 29, 2012. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  19. ^ Wilkins, Ron (October 28, 2014). "24 hurt as Amtrak train, semi collide". Indystar. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  20. ^ Overton, Rodney (2018-01-14). "Pastor and wife killed when SUV collides with train in Nash County". WNCN. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  21. ^ Fu, Kimberly K. (2018-01-17). "Dixon man killed in crash with train had survived a similar collision in 2015". The (Dixon, CA) Reporter. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  22. ^ Silva, Daniella (31 January 2018). "Train carrying GOP lawmakers to retreat hits trash truck". MSNBC. NBC News. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  23. ^ Mosbergen, Dominique. "Amtrak Train Reportedly Derails After Collision In South Carolina". Huffington Post. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  24. ^ "Amtrak crash: Two killed after trains collide in South Carolina". BBC News Online. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  25. ^ "NY-Miami Amtrak Crashes in S. Carolina; 2 Killed, 70 Hurt". NBC4 Washington. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  26. ^ "Amtrak train crash in South Carolina leaves 2 dead, 116 injured - live updates". CBS News. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  27. ^ "Amtrak Special Derailed During Ohio Snowstorm". Playground Daily News. Fort Walton Beach, Florida. 19 March 1973. p. 2.
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  30. ^ "Accident Report Detail: Derailment of Amtrak Train No. 8, The Empire Builder, on Burlington Northern Track". National Transportation Safety Board. August 2, 1979. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  31. ^ "Railroad Accident Report RAR-85/03, Derailment of Amtrak Train No. 81 The Silver Star on the Seaboard System Railroad" (PDF). National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
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  33. ^ Beitler, Stu. "Williston, VT Train Wreck, July 1984". Gendisasters. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  34. ^ UPI (1986-10-10). "DERAILMENT OF TRAIN IN WISCONSIN KILLS CREW MEMBER AND INJURES 33". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  35. ^ Fehr, Stephen C; Henderson, Neil (August 1, 1991). "8 Die in S. Carolina Amtrak Crash; Scores Hurt as Passenger Train Jumps Track, Sideswipes Freight Cars". The Washington Post. Washington.
  36. ^ Ellerton, Delbert (March 31, 1995). "Amtrak, Family Settle Over Fatal Collision". Newport News: Daily Press. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  37. ^ Smith, Bryan (December 21, 1993). "Man Gets 17 1/2-year Term In 1992 Amtrak Derailment". Newport News: Daily Press. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  38. ^ Smothers, Ronald (May 17, 1994). "Derailment Injures 97 And Kills 1". New York: New York Times. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  39. ^ "Derailment of Amtrak train on Conrail trackage near Batavia, New York on August 3, 1994" (PDF). National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  40. ^ "Amtrak Texas Eagle Derails". Trainweb. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  41. ^ "Railroad Accident Report RAR-03/02" (PDF). National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  42. ^ "Railroad Accident Brief – Accident Number: DCA-02-MR-005" (PDF). National Transportation Safety Board. July 29, 2002. Retrieved July 3, 2017..
  43. ^ "Amtrak train derails in Michigan after hitting truck". Reuters. February 1, 2012. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  44. ^ "Railroad Accident Brief DCA-13-FR-001" (PDF). National Transportation Safety Board. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  45. ^ Shapiro, Emily (October 5, 2015). "Passenger Describes 'Heavy Thud' as Amtrak Train Derailed in Vermont". ABC News. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  46. ^ "Amtrak train derails in Washington; minor injuries reported, authorities say". CBS News. July 2, 2017. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  47. ^ "Train derails on highway bridge in Washington state". Sky News. Retrieved December 18, 2017.