National Bird No Match For Amtrak Train

Bald eagle

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Once upon a time, not so long ago, both the bald eagle and American passenger rail were endangered. Both have recovered, but an Amtrak train hit an unfortunate eagle near Aberdeen, Maryland recently.  The bird was feeding on a deer carcass when it was struck and killed by the train. Several hours later it was removed from the front of the train where it “stuck to the locomotive like an emblem.”

It is perhaps ironic that Amtrak, which has always failed to live up to its promise, met the symbol of America. Or perhaps it indicates that Amtrak will press on, and that greater things were ahead.