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Shocking Animation Shows Amtrak Train 501 Speeding Around Bend / by Tyler Durden / Dec 19, 2017  A day after Amtrak Train 501 derailed yesterday during its first trip on a new high-speed rail line, authorities are releasing more information about what Amtrak and the NTSB can do to prevent future accidents. Last night, authorities revealed that – contrary to initial reports that an object on […]

Deadly Train Derailment Likely Caused By Object “Placed On The Tracks”: AP

Update: As we mentioned lower in the boss, Monday’s deadly Amtrak train derailment in Washington state appears to have been caused by an object on the railway, according to a government official briefed on the crash. The Associated Press reported that officials arrived at this conclusion following a brief investigation.   A preliminary investigation suggests […]

The Collapse Of Penn Station: Another Failure Of Government “Enterprise”

Authored by Gregory Bresiger via The Mises Institute, Amtrak’s Penn Station in New York City, once one of the most glorious cathedrals of commerce built by one of the most successful transportation companies in history, is collapsing. Tracks are in disrepair. That’s because they have not been properly maintained over decades since Amtrak, despite promises […]

Amtrak formats for passenger ID data dumps to governments / April 23rd, 2015 Eight pages of command-line formats for users of Amtrak’s ARROW computerized reservation system have been made public in the second of a series of interim responses to our Freedom of Information Act request for records of Amtrak’s collaboration with police and other government agencies in the US and Canada in “dataveillance” […]

Amtrak Munchies: Rail Service Loses $833.8 million In Decade on Snacks

Be prepared for the next great transfer of wealth. Buy physical silver and storable food. / By SV / October 16, 2012 Amtrak rail service lost $84.5 million alone on its food and beverage services in 2011, and $833.8 million over 10 years. “It has never broken even on these services,” wrote Heritage. In the […]