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My concern is with people walking on the platform at the station.
Unless they can hear the wayside horns, will the engineers have to blow the horn anyway if walkers are too close?
The marquee display is the destination. It should have been reading Vancouver BC .
Normally it's static, but you never know, someone could be playing with a new feature.
Like a new app on a phone.:p
What will be of interest in the report, given the engineer's statement that he missed the first speed restriction sign and subsequently (possibly) mis-interpreting the second one (at the curve) as the first, is .... Why?
They've already 'checked off' the 'No Cell Phone in use', 'No Drugs or...
That's the last thing you want lingering around, a full garbage train on a sunny warm day o_O!
Keep that sucker moving!
Now MyNorthwest.com has their story:
"If it bleeds, it leads" Ratings, ratings, ratings.
Besides, it's Amtrak, - conservative America's whipping boy.
Just looked on Google Maps, the Newton Road station is actually off to the right. It's the end of the line for the Norfolk "The Tide" light rail line, and is single track.
This might just be a timing issue of two train movements causing the crossing gates to act that way.
I wonder if he thinks the second time the auto (articulated) gate comes down is a malfunction. The problem is that the video does not continue on seamlessly from that perspective.
The clue might be in the second clip where the train comes from the opposite direction after the first train.
The problem is that if you make the train riding experience as bad as the airlines, what's the value of the train?
The travelling public's choice will be to go to their cars, even though from an accounting standpoint the train is cheaper for the traveler in most cases.
The new Amtrak CEO needs...
Have you spoken to the engineer since the derailment, Bob?
I can't imagine this hasn't affected him.
I've noticed that in winter a sleeper was regularly dropped, but now it appears one of the coaches has also been cut.
Funny how much of a difference that makes, isn't it?
I'm disappointed Anubis is gone.
It would more lucrative to invest in one of the new toll facilities being constructed on some of the regional highways for congestion relief. The customers would make for a nice captive audience.
In that TRAINS article, he mentions that it looks like Mater from the animated movie CARS.
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