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davew
02-06-2018, 02:36 PM
The siding switch was locked so that Amtrak train ran into stopped freight train - they are not saying, but most assume terrorism....

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-train-investigation/locked-track-switch-blamed-in-fatal-south-carolina-amtrak-crash-idUSKBN1FP1HL

FantasticDan
02-06-2018, 02:56 PM
The siding switch was locked so that Amtrak train ran into stopped freight train - they are not saying, but most assume terrorism....

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-train-investigation/locked-track-switch-blamed-in-fatal-south-carolina-amtrak-crash-idUSKBN1FP1HL
Most being.. you? :bang:

This article has a detailed explanation for how CSX dropped the ball..

https://www.npr.org/2018/02/05/583455540/ntsb-looks-at-disabled-signals-locked-switch-in-latest-deadly-amtrak-crash

PaceAdvantage
02-06-2018, 03:07 PM
Most being.. you? :bang:

This article has a detailed explanation for how CSX dropped the ball..

https://www.npr.org/2018/02/05/583455540/ntsb-looks-at-disabled-signals-locked-switch-in-latest-deadly-amtrak-crashAnd you're gong to take his post and add it to your list of deranged things said here by "righties" knowing full well davew is pulling people's legs in almost every one of his replies...

Good stuff Dan. Keep that list up to date.

Ocala Mike
02-06-2018, 03:16 PM
Dave might be tongue in cheek, but right-wing talk show fixture Michael Savage tweeted that it could be the work of ISIS or ANTIFA.

Going to turn out (pardon the pun, if you get it) to be human error on the part of a CSX dispatcher or other employee. Amtrak not at fault - they are subject to the vagaries of the host freight railroads they travel on, except for the relatively small % of trackage that they actually own.

PaceAdvantage
02-06-2018, 03:23 PM
Who knows...maybe I was wrong...maybe davew was serious...don't see how given the article.

davew
02-06-2018, 04:21 PM
from the article I quoted (not that NPR libfest)

The head of the National Transportation Safety Board said a switch on the tracks, which the freight hauler CSX Corp (CSX.O (https://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/overview?symbol=CSX.O)) owns and operates, was padlocked in a position that steered the Amtrak train onto a siding near South Carolina’s state capital Columbia, where it crashed into a stationary unoccupied CSX train.


I heard (but did not see) that the padlock should not have been on a switch to a frequently used siding AND it was not a CSX padlock (so many figure was placed there by someone who knew what they were doing and what the result would be - especially at the time in early morning :( )

FantasticDan
02-06-2018, 05:04 PM
Who knows...maybe I was wrong...maybe davew was serious...don't see how given the article.
You need to get better acquainted with the local deranged righties :p

PaceAdvantage
02-06-2018, 06:20 PM
from the article I quoted (not that NPR libfest)

The head of the National Transportation Safety Board said a switch on the tracks, which the freight hauler CSX Corp (CSX.O (https://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/overview?symbol=CSX.O)) owns and operates, was padlocked in a position that steered the Amtrak train onto a siding near South Carolina’s state capital Columbia, where it crashed into a stationary unoccupied CSX train.


I heard (but did not see) that the padlock should not have been on a switch to a frequently used siding AND it was not a CSX padlock (so many figure was placed there by someone who knew what they were doing and what the result would be - especially at the time in early morning :( )OK, guess I missed the part about it not being a CSX padlock...that's really sketchy.

FantasticDan
02-06-2018, 06:44 PM
OK, guess I missed the part about it not being a CSX padlock...that's really sketchy.You didn't miss anything. davew "heard" it wasn't a CSX padlock. I guess that's all the sourcing you need :D

davew
02-06-2018, 06:46 PM
You didn't miss anything. davew "heard" it wasn't a CSX padlock. I guess that's all the sourcing you need :D

why do the dimbots feel it is funny they are starting a revolution?

FantasticDan
02-06-2018, 06:48 PM
why do the dimbots feel it is funny they are starting a revolution?
Oh look! More leg-pulling by the ever-wacky davew :lol: :ThmbUp:

boxcar
02-06-2018, 06:49 PM
You didn't miss anything. davew "heard" it wasn't a CSX padlock. I guess that's all the sourcing you need :D

We've been hearing for months from lamestream media sources that "Trump colluded with Russia" with absolutely zero confirmation, verification or corroboration. "I guess that is all the sourcing you need." :coffee:

FantasticDan
02-06-2018, 06:54 PM
We've been hearing for months from lamestream media sources that "Trump colluded with Russia" with absolutely zero confirmation, verification or corroboration.Aww. You mean Bobby Mueller's not updating you daily? :( :lol:

Tom
02-07-2018, 12:32 AM
You didn't miss anything. davew "heard" it wasn't a CSX padlock. I guess that's all the sourcing you need :D

YOU should talk about sources! :pound::pound::pound: