Even a quarter century later, John and Dawn Kerner have a hard time speaking about the horrors that took place on the railroad tracks just behind their Chase home.
The Kerners were coming home from church on a bitterly cold Sunday afternoon—Jan. 4, 1987—when they saw smoke billowing nearby. Then chaos ensued.
At 1:04 p.m., 25 years ago today, Amtrak train 94, the Colonial, slammed into a set of Conrail freight locomotives. In an instant, 16 people were killed and 175 were injured. Continued