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Author Topic: Less than 24 hrs after Hartsfield, an Amtrak train derails onto I-5 in WA.  (Read 134 times)

Kenny Solomon

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I'm sure this is just a complete coincidence.



Less than 24 hours after the global-affecting mess at Hartsfield Airport (ATL), at the major point of go-to-work travel time just south of Seattle, an Amtrak passenger train has derailed directly on to I-5.




According to a local TV station, the train was traveling along a new high speed route that had just opened Monday.



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Re: Less than 24 hrs after Hartsfield, an Amtrak train derails onto I-5 in WA.
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 04:22:58 PM »

Well Kenny it has been a while since Gov't. Rail had a fatal wreck! >:D
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Re: Less than 24 hrs after Hartsfield, an Amtrak train derails onto I-5 in WA.
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 05:21:25 PM »

Sabotage or negligence it does not matter what the cause is.  What matters is we have allowed our country to fall into this state of shame that either of these happen at all, let alone as often as they do.
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Re: Less than 24 hrs after Hartsfield, an Amtrak train derails onto I-5 in WA.
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 05:47:24 PM »




83 on board.

6 dead.

At least 77 injured (the train dropped on several vehicles).


There's reports on the 'real news' that "an object" was on the track in a perfect place to make the train do what it did (derail and drop onto the highway).

There's also reports - on blog sites only, so no links - that groups like Antifa have threatened to derail trains and one group of "anarchists" took responsibility for a derailment three weeks ago.




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Re: Less than 24 hrs after Hartsfield, an Amtrak train derails onto I-5 in WA.
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 08:23:38 PM »

G'day everyone,....


From what we are seeing of this down here we are told that that rail line was only used for freight.

Its never been used for passenger transit before. Maybe because of decades of freight trains with their weight and harmonic resonance the sudden change to the passenger train changed the vibrations through the rail and due to age it failed?

But hey, what would I know,...?



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Re: Less than 24 hrs after Hartsfield, an Amtrak train derails onto I-5 in WA.
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2017, 03:00:25 PM »

"The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said that a high-speed Amtrak train traveling from Seattle to Portland was going 80 mph in a 30-mph-zone when it derailed on Monday, leaving at least three people dead and scores more injured."

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.....there were two people in the lead locomotive control cab of the train who were both injured and hospitalized: an instructor engineer, and another engineer who was learning the territory and qualifying to operate the train along the route.


I'll offer the following again:   This was the first run of the first train on the first day of 'high speed' service - on existing track that may not have been fully suitable for the purpose.

But..... But..... But muh publick tranzpertatshun ! - Green ! - Prius to the station ! - It's Trump's fault !




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This was not the first run at full speed on that track!

The day before was the 'official' first run and the train was full of 'special' guests like local politicians and commuting advocates, etc.  It was an invitation only event.

But on the first day of "Public" operation it all goes sideways because nobody gives a shit anymore!
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Re: Less than 24 hrs after Hartsfield, an Amtrak train derails onto I-5 in WA.
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2018, 08:11:56 AM »

Feb 3 2018 guess what happened? Another deadly Gubmint rail crash. This time in N.C. 2 dead so far not much else airing about it right now. Headed to the B.P. club match.
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