I can imagine. That CSX engine looks worse for the wear. If that engine was occupied.....Unconfirmed information 08:30 local time from a former colleague in Amtrak train/engine service that the fatalities are crewmembers.Prayers for the crews, passengers, and families.
That is a damaged AMII.What is the car right behind the 47 unit? It looks to be Heritage?
Perhaps they are correct! If we as a society are not willing to fund the RRs sufficiently (and I certainly include CSX et al. in this) at the bare minimum for safety maybe it really is time to let US passenger rail go. There is such a tremendous backlog of deferred maintenance to make it work: just think tunnels bridges and catenary on the NEC - hundreds of billions of $$.This is happening far too frequently, and only gives ammunition to those who want to defund amtrak.