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Penn Station, NYC, Derailments and Repairs

  Amtrak officials knew for years that they would have to replace large sections of deteriorating track in Pennsylvania Station in New York City. As engineering crews applied short-term fixes to rows of rotted ties, crumbling concrete and eroded steel, some of their managers repeatedly warned of the growing need to address underlying problems. While …

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Eerily Similar Rail Disaster Occurred 72 Years Before At Same Junction

Barreling toward New York, the high-speed electric train click-clicked through Port Richmond, bobbing and weaving at 65 mph, as it powered toward Frankford Junction. And then it derailed. The date: Sept. 6, 1943. Labor Day. Seventy-two years before Tuesday night, when Amtrak Train 188 slid off its tracks, leaving at least five people dead and …

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