Joined Jul 30, 2013 Messages 384. The Conrail engineer whose locomotive caused the fatal Amtrak crash Jan. 4 has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital, indefinitely postponing disciplinary hearings on his actions, attorneys say.

At least three of Amtrak's major accidents have involved the hard-luck Silver Star.

Two people were killed and five others were injured. An Amtrak passenger train crashed into a gasoline truck at a crossing early today and the truck exploded and burned, the authorities said. According to Metro-North officials, the force of the crash, at 4:35 A.M., knocked the front locomotive of the Amtrak train and the caboose of the Conrail train completely off the tracks.

Jul 16, 2014 #1 Just read a fantastic article from the Burlington Free Press here in VT looking back on the Montrealer derailment near Williston, Vermont … According to Amtrak and hospital officials, these are the eight crash victims who remained hospitalized yesterday, including the two engineers: ADAKIAN, John, 62 … Thread starter FreeskierInVT; Start date Jul 16, 2014; Help Support Amtrak Unlimited Discussion Forum: FreeskierInVT Lead Service Attendant. By Jason Silverstein. 1984 Amtrak Montrealer derailment remembered. The crash of the Silver Star came just four days after the worst Amtrak accident in 13 years. Amtrak crash in Philadelphia: 5 other recent rail disasters in New York area or involving passenger trains bound for NYC .