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The Amtrak Train Derailment: What Went Wrong On The First Journey Of The New High-Speed Rail System?

The Amtrak Train Derailment: What Went Wrong On The First Journey Of The New High-Speed Rail System?

(Lead photo: KOMO-TV Seattle) At 7:33 in the morning on Monday, December 18th 2017, the Amtrak Cascades passenger train derailed off of the Point Defiance Bypass on it’s inaugural run on the bypass route. Thirteen cars derailed out of fourteen total carraiges (the pusher locomotive remained on the tracks) with three rail cars landing in the […]

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