ABOUT THE ACCIDENT

On May 12, 2015, Amtrak 188 derailed outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Eight passengers were killed and over 150 were injured. The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that the conductor had “lost situational awareness” and sped through the sharpest curve in the Northeast at more than double the maximum speed limit.

When a train hits a curve doing double the 50mph limit, the physics are simple: Only catastrophe follows.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, JUNE 2015

MEDIA ON THE CRASH

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THE WRECK OF TRAIN 188: NOTHING COULD HAVE PREPARED RESPONDERS FOR THE DEVASTATION BEFORE THEM

Philadephia Inquirer, May 16, 2015

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THE WRECK OF AMTRAK 188: WHAT CAUSED THE WORST AMERICAN RAIL DISASTER IN DECADES?

by Matthew Shaer, NY Times Magazine (January 2016)

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HONORING THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES

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