Photos: 1996 Silver Spring MARC crash

A police officer looks at the  site of a train crash  in Silver Spring, Md. Saturday Feb. 17, 1996. A Marc commuter train, right, carrying Job Corps youths home on a snowy evening Friday was crushed by an Amtrak train bound for Chicago, leaving at least 11 passengers dead. Transit officials said there were only 17 passengers on the commuter train, and Job Corps officials said 14 trainees from a West Virginia center had been aboard, returning to the Washington, D.C., area for the weekend. (AP Photo/Ruth Fremson)
A police officer looks at the site of a train crash in Silver Spring, Md. Saturday Feb. 17, 1996. A Marc commuter train, right, carrying Job Corps youths home on a snowy evening Friday was crushed by an Amtrak train bound for Chicago, leaving at least 11 passengers dead. Transit officials said there were only 17 passengers on the commuter train, and Job Corps officials said 14 trainees from a West Virginia center had been aboard, returning to the Washington, D.C., area for the weekend. (AP Photo/Ruth Fremson) (Associated Press/RUTH FREMSON)
Some of the members of the Job Corps center near Harpers Ferry, W. Va. console one another Saturday, Feb. 17, 1996. All 17 passengers aboard a MARC commuter train were Job Corps members traveling for a long weekend when it collided with an Amtrak passenger train in Silver Spring, Md. Friday evening, Feb. 16, 1996. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Some of the members of the Job Corps center near Harpers Ferry, W. Va. console one another Saturday, Feb. 17, 1996. All 17 passengers aboard a MARC commuter train were Job Corps members traveling for a long weekend when it collided with an Amtrak passenger train in Silver Spring, Md. Friday evening, Feb. 16, 1996. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (Associated Press/J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE)
Firefighters look for passengers aboard a MARC commuter train Friday Feb. 16, 1996 in Silver Spring, Md. after a train collision. Amtrak's Capital Limited train on a run between Chicago and Washington collided with another train. (AP Photo/Henrik G. de Gyor)
Firefighters look for passengers aboard a MARC commuter train Friday Feb. 16, 1996 in Silver Spring, Md. after a train collision. Amtrak’s Capital Limited train on a run between Chicago and Washington collided with another train. (AP Photo/Henrik G. de Gyor) (Associated Press/HENRIK G. DEGYOR)
Firemen climb through the wreckage of the burned MARC commuter train in Silver Spring, Md. Saturday Feb. 17, 1996 that was hit by  an Amtrak train  Friday evening. At least 11 passengers on the commuter train were killed.   (AP Photo/Ruth Fremson)
Firemen climb through the wreckage of the burned MARC commuter train in Silver Spring, Md. Saturday Feb. 17, 1996 that was hit by an Amtrak train Friday evening. At least 11 passengers on the commuter train were killed. (AP Photo/Ruth Fremson) (Associated Press/RUTH FREMSON)
Investigators look over the front engine of the Amtrak train that collided with a MARC commuter train during a snow storm Friday, Feb. 16, 1996 in Silver Spring, Md. At least 12 people were killed and a score were injured. (AP Photo/Ruth Fremson)
Investigators look over the front engine of the Amtrak train that collided with a MARC commuter train during a snow storm Friday, Feb. 16, 1996 in Silver Spring, Md. (AP Photo/Ruth Fremson) (Associated Press/RUTH FREMSON)
The Amtrak locomotive that hit a MARC commuter train Friday night, killing at least 11 people, is seen in this aerial view Saturday, Feb. 17, 1996 in Silver Spring, Md. At right, workers inspect signal switching equipment. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
The Amtrak locomotive that hit a MARC commuter train on Saturday, Feb. 18, 1996, killing at least 11 people, is seen in this aerial view in Silver Spring, Md. At right, workers inspect signal switching equipment. (AP Photo/Doug Mills) (Associated Press/DOUG MILLS)
The MARC train, right,  and an Amtrak train that collided Friday, Feb. 16, 1996  in Silver Spring, Md., are seen in this aerial view Saturday, Feb. 17, 1996.  (AP Photo/Doug Mill)
The MARC train, right, and an Amtrak train that collided Friday, Feb. 16, 1996 in Silver Spring, Md., are seen in this aerial view Saturday, Feb. 17, 1996. (AP Photo/Doug Mill) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/DOUG MILL)
The front car of a MARC commuter train is seen in this aerial view Saturday, Feb. 17, 1996 in Silver Spring, Md. An Amtrak train and the MARC commuter train were involved in a collision Friday night, killing at least 11 people. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
The front car of a MARC commuter train is seen in this aerial view Saturday, Feb. 17, 1996 in Silver Spring, Md. An Amtrak train and the MARC commuter train were involved in a collision that Friday night. (AP Photo/Doug Mills) (Associated Press/DOUG MILLS)
Investigators walk alongside the MARC commuter train in Silver Spring, Md. Saturday Feb. 17, 1996 that was hit by  a Amtrak train, upper right, Friday evening. At least 11 passengers on the commuter train were killed.   (AP Photo/Ruth Fremson)
Investigators walk alongside the MARC commuter train in Silver Spring, Md. Saturday Feb. 17, 1996 that was hit by a Amtrak train, upper right, Friday evening. (AP Photo/Ruth Fremson) (Associated Press/RUTH FREMSON)
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A police officer looks at the  site of a train crash  in Silver Spring, Md. Saturday Feb. 17, 1996. A Marc commuter train, right, carrying Job Corps youths home on a snowy evening Friday was crushed by an Amtrak train bound for Chicago, leaving at least 11 passengers dead. Transit officials said there were only 17 passengers on the commuter train, and Job Corps officials said 14 trainees from a West Virginia center had been aboard, returning to the Washington, D.C., area for the weekend. (AP Photo/Ruth Fremson)
Some of the members of the Job Corps center near Harpers Ferry, W. Va. console one another Saturday, Feb. 17, 1996. All 17 passengers aboard a MARC commuter train were Job Corps members traveling for a long weekend when it collided with an Amtrak passenger train in Silver Spring, Md. Friday evening, Feb. 16, 1996. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Firefighters look for passengers aboard a MARC commuter train Friday Feb. 16, 1996 in Silver Spring, Md. after a train collision. Amtrak's Capital Limited train on a run between Chicago and Washington collided with another train. (AP Photo/Henrik G. de Gyor)
Firemen climb through the wreckage of the burned MARC commuter train in Silver Spring, Md. Saturday Feb. 17, 1996 that was hit by  an Amtrak train  Friday evening. At least 11 passengers on the commuter train were killed.   (AP Photo/Ruth Fremson)
Investigators look over the front engine of the Amtrak train that collided with a MARC commuter train during a snow storm Friday, Feb. 16, 1996 in Silver Spring, Md. At least 12 people were killed and a score were injured. (AP Photo/Ruth Fremson)
The Amtrak locomotive that hit a MARC commuter train Friday night, killing at least 11 people, is seen in this aerial view Saturday, Feb. 17, 1996 in Silver Spring, Md. At right, workers inspect signal switching equipment. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
The MARC train, right,  and an Amtrak train that collided Friday, Feb. 16, 1996  in Silver Spring, Md., are seen in this aerial view Saturday, Feb. 17, 1996.  (AP Photo/Doug Mill)
The front car of a MARC commuter train is seen in this aerial view Saturday, Feb. 17, 1996 in Silver Spring, Md. An Amtrak train and the MARC commuter train were involved in a collision Friday night, killing at least 11 people. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
Investigators walk alongside the MARC commuter train in Silver Spring, Md. Saturday Feb. 17, 1996 that was hit by  a Amtrak train, upper right, Friday evening. At least 11 passengers on the commuter train were killed.   (AP Photo/Ruth Fremson)

On Feb. 16, 1996, a MARC commuter train carrying Job Corps members was crushed by an Amtrak train bound for Chicago. The crash in Silver Spring, Md. killed 11 passengers. See photos of the scene.


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