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Amid spate of Amtrak mishaps, critics point to political inertia
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Amtrak engineer Michael Kempf confessed recently to his brother that he had become increasingly worried about his own safety amid a string of deadly US train crashes. Mr. Kempf, an Amtrak engineer from Savannah, Ga., was among two railroad employees killed as Train 91 from New York to Miami rolled through the South Carolina countryside early Sunday morning before crashing into a prone freight train. It was the seventh major train accident for Amtrak in recent years, and the fourth in about two months. read more


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