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2018-02-04 -Short Attention Span Theater-
At least 2 dead, 70 injured after Amtrak train collides with freight train in South Carolina
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Posted by Besoeker 2018-02-04 07:10|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [493 views ]  Top

#1 Any more comments on Karma from the DemoProggie left?
Posted by AlanC 2018-02-04 08:07||   2018-02-04 08:07|| Front Page Top

#2 That means they were on the same freaking track. WTF? Isn't anybody in charge? Oh, right. It's run by the federal government.
Posted by Richard Aubrey  2018-02-04 08:08||   2018-02-04 08:08|| Front Page Top

#3 Automated systems found to be at fault in.......
Posted by Besoeker 2018-02-04 08:11||   2018-02-04 08:11|| Front Page Top

#4 Photos in source article indicates trains were on 2 different tracks. Article says passenger train engine derailed & collision of cars following then occurred.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2018-02-04 09:22||   2018-02-04 09:22|| Front Page Top

#5 looked like a side swipe of the CSX train
Posted by Frank G 2018-02-04 09:31||   2018-02-04 09:31|| Front Page Top

#6 Possible faulty track switch merged one train right into the other?
Posted by CrazyFool 2018-02-04 09:42||   2018-02-04 09:42|| Front Page Top

#7 ...Happened just a few miles down the road from us; got woke up by the sirens and medical helos going overhead.

The place where the accident happened is a spur where trains pull up to load/unload cars - If you look at the Fox News pic, you can see the spur leading off to the left.

Mike
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2018-02-04 10:00||   2018-02-04 10:00|| Front Page Top

#8 Sometimes bad people break the locks and switch the track into the spur track, causing a derailment. The signal system is supposed to detect that, and set the signals to red. But if you time it right, or know a little about the signaling system, one can defeat it. Don't dismiss intentional harm just yet.
Posted by Bobby 2018-02-04 16:22||   2018-02-04 16:22|| Front Page Top

#9 ..Happened just a few miles down the road from us; got woke up by the sirens and medical helos going overhead.

Hey Mike, you live near that SC garden spot Sumpter ?
Posted by Besoeker 2018-02-04 17:26||   2018-02-04 17:26|| Front Page Top

#10 Hey Mike, you live near that SC garden spot Sumpter ?
Posted by: Besoeker 2018-02-04 17:26


Beosoeker,


I'm about 45 miles northeast now, but I lived there from '93 to '06.

However, I'm feeling much better now. :)

Mike

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2018-02-04 18:12||   2018-02-04 18:12|| Front Page Top

#11 Whahahahahaa.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-02-04 18:18||   2018-02-04 18:18|| Front Page Top

#12 Chuck Schumer Holds Up Trump’s Rail Safety Nominee After Second Train Crash In Two Months
Posted by Anomalous Sources 2018-02-04 19:52||   2018-02-04 19:52|| Front Page Top

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