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In this photo taken on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, Metro North Railroad engineer William Rockefeller is wheeled on a stretcher away from the area where the commuter train he was operating derailed in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Robert Stolarik)

Lawyer: NY engineer had ‘daze’ before train wreck

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnosis-like “daze” and nodded at the controls just before the wreck, and by […]

12/03/2013

NTSB investigator George Haralampopoulous hands a data recorder down to Mike Hiller from the derailed Metro-North train in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/NTSB)

NYC train derailment airs queries about technology

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — The revelation that a New York City commuter train derailed while barreling around a sharp curve at nearly three times the speed limit is fueling questions about whether automated crash-avoidance technology […]

12/03/2013

Combination map and photo locates fatal commuter rail crash in New York City.

Train going too fast at curve before wreck

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the […]

12/02/2013

Cranes lift a derailed Metro North train car, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

2nd data recorder found in derailed NY train

NEW YORK (AP) — Two data recorders retrieved from the commuter train that derailed while rounding a riverside curve, killing four people and injuring dozens, may provide information on the speed of the train, how […]

12/02/2013

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