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Derailed train kills two in Philadelphia

A damaged window is seen on the Amtrak train Credit: Reuters

Two people were killed when a passenger train derailed in Philadelphia on Sunday.

US rail service Amtrak said the train, en route from New York to Savannah, Georgia, struck a digger, causing the lead engine to come off the tracks.

In addition to the fatalities, more than 30 of the 341 passengers were treated for injuries.

The Northeast Corridor between New York and Philadelphia is currently suspended.



Reunion for man who travelled on Churchill's funeral train

A fireman who travelled on Winston Churchill's funeral train has spoken of the "deep sense of sadness" after being reunited with the locomotive.

Jim Lester, the fireman who worked on board the footplate of the Winston Churchill's funeral train Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

James Lester was at the National Railway Museum in York today to see the reunion of the Winston Churchill locomotive with the parcel van that carried the statesman to his final resting place.

The restored locomotive 'Winston Churchill' goes on display at the National Railway Museum, York Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

The Battle of Britain Class steam locomotive and the goods van were restored for today's 50th anniversary and joined up with the luxurious carriage which carried family and guests.

Tay Bridge closed due to high winds in Scotland

Network Rail Scotland has closed the Tay Bridge over the River Tay near Dundee due to strong wind.

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