Eric Peterson

Up to Date
3:05 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

90-Mile View: Freezing Temperatures Stop Trains In Their Tracks

Amtrak trains have been struggling with the bitter cold that has swept across most of the United States.
Credit Jim Ramnes / CC-Flickr

An Amtrak train carrying more than 200 people arrived in Chicago early Monday morning, Jan. 6, after the bitterly cold weather stopped it for more than eight hours. 

In the latest edition of 90-Mile View, Amtrak engineer and conductor Eric Peterson talks with Up to Date host Steve Kraske about the effects of the recent country-wide deep-freeze on railroad operations. Peterson has previously appeared on the program to share his love of trains and tales from the tracks.

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90-Mile View
4:00 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

90 Mile View: Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson
Credit Danie Alexander / KCUR-FM

On Sunday evening, July 21, the eastbound Amtrak train, The River Runner, struck an SUV in Warrensburg, MO. Injured in the crash were a 42-year old woman and her 3-year old granddaughter both of whom remain in Kansas City area hospitals.

Eric Peterson is an engineer for Amtrak and previously on 90-Mile View has shared his love of trains and tales from the tracks with us. Today he talks with Steve Kraske about the steps Amtrak employees take when accidents like this occur.

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90-Mile View
11:11 am
Fri May 24, 2013

90-Mile View: Eric Peterson

Siemens advanced technology locomotive being put into service with Amtrak.
Siemens

Trains have been making news lately, both good and bad.  Amtrak engineer Eric Peterson can relate.

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90-Mile View
3:04 am
Fri April 12, 2013

90-Mile View: Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson
Danie Alexander KCUR-FM

How many of us followed a childhood dream into the job of our dreams?  Eric Peterson did.

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