Two that Died in Washington Train Wreck were Activists for the Route

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It seemed surrealistic. The heavily anticipated maiden route of an Amtrak in Washington state has ended in tragedy.  There are many behind the scene stories, this one is getting a great deal of attention…

The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that…

Two of the three people who died in Monday’s Amtrak derailment in Washington state were train enthusiasts who were members of an organization that pushed for the new rail route.

The derailment happened Monday morning as Train 501 hit a tight curve along the Point Defiance Bypass, a newly completed route that was meant to enable Amtrak trains to avoid a winding rail it shared with freight trains.


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