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Amtrak Derailment In Washington State

Sadly another rail tragedy has struck our country as an Amtrak derailment in Washington state has claimed the life of at least 6 people as of this entry. The derailment occurred on Amtrak train number 501 which was on its inaugural run of a new service between Seattle & Portland that used a recently constructed […]


Driver Killed By LIRR Train In Brentwood

The average evening commute on the MTA Long Island Rail Road is usually a nightmare for riders as they tend to know to expect some sort of issue to creep up. However last night it went beyond the nightmare stage for riders on the Ronkonkoma line who saw service suspended in both directions between Farmingdale […]


LIRR Announces Passing Of 34th President

Yesterday afternoon, the MTA Long Island Rail Road announced the passing of the agency’s 34th president Charles W. Hoppe. Here is more via the official press release I received: MTA Long Island Rail Road marks the passing on Dec. 22 of Charles W. Hoppe, who served as the LIRR’s 34th President, from April 2, 1990, […]


Paul Roper Pleads Not Guilty

Back in the beginning of November, I blogged about the horrific accident that saw Carol Bell killed by a NYC Transit bus. I had opined about how I was very curious as to the investigation results as the preliminary report had me questioning how the driver could not have known he hit someone. A mere […]


Bus Driver Arrested For Crash Death

This past Tuesday, I wrote about Carol Bell, the elderly woman who was struck & killed by a NYC Transit bus in the early morning hours that was headed back to the East New York Depot. I opined that I was very curious about the investigation as I found it hard to believe the driver […]