California Zephyr Crash

Discussion in 'Railways, Highways, Waterways' started by SafeButFree, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. SafeButFree

    SafeButFree Original Member

    Everyone read about it? 18 wheeler rams train, people die. Wonder if the truck driver was half-asleep.
  2. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    yes. terrible, about a dozen injured and several dead. I looked into the zephyr as part of a trip to Colorado a while back. Zephyr is not a very good Amtrak line, evidently, lots of delays, some track issues, although this may have changed as of late.
  3. JoeBas

    JoeBas Original Member

    Half Asleep, or distracted.

    It's amazing how fast the security-facists on some of my Railroad boards immediately jumped to "ZOMG TEWWOWISTS!".
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Predictably, some of the sheep are suggesting that TSA needs to become more involved in rail "security": Amtrak train wreck reveals security weakness

    The issue? One passenger is still accounted for. Since you can buy your tickets on board, it takes a while to get an exact count. Passersby help those who weren't injured move on.

    Let the railroads handle this.
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  5. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    There aren't enough people in TSA to guarantee 100% track safety, 100% of the time. Too many miles, too remote and a job better left to the professionals (railroad companies).
  6. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Heck, there aren't enough people in TSA to guarantee air safety, though they'd like for us to believe there is such a thing. :rolleyes:
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