AMTRAK Incident

Amtrak train 188 with ACS-64 number 601 leading, derailed last evening shortly after leaving Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. 

The accident took place at the "Frankford Junction", a rather sharp curve on the Northeast Corridor, just north of the station. 

Sadly, six lifes have been lost and there are fears that more bodies may be found in the wreckage. 

There is no word yet on what caused the accident. The NTSB and AMTRAK are investigating. 

More on the developing story at:

CNN

Philadelphia Inquirer

Huffington Post

Independent Journal Review

Frankford Junction in Philadelphia (Google Maps)

 

Photos: CNN.com

 

 

AMTRAK ACS-64 Electric Locomotive Nr. 601 (Siemens Press Photo)