New York train derailment kills four, injures 63

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DesertBunny wrote:

Shades of Atlas Shrugged.

Dec 01, 2013 11:53am EST  --  Report as abuse
JakobStagg wrote:

I thought Mayor “Big Gulp” banned train derailments.

Dec 01, 2013 12:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
seren37 wrote:

Downhill, rounding a curve. A good time to slow down ahead of time.

Dec 01, 2013 12:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
FredF99 wrote:

Would the dynamics have been different if the train was being pulled rather than pushed by the heavy locomotive?

Dec 01, 2013 1:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
steve99 wrote:

My question is… If they were going to fast
why didn’t positive control shut it down?

Dec 01, 2013 2:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
VPR1 wrote:

Still not fitted and activated modern automatic train control stop yet then?

Not needing to be installed for another couple of years? GET IT DONE!

Great seeing how most other civilized countries have employed something reasonably sophisticated for decades now, although never entirely foolproof of course. The UK has TPWS, which is fairly sophisticated, on all passenger lines for at least 10 years now

Dec 01, 2013 5:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse

I already commented, You chose not to print it. Metrolink in Calif, is implementing PTC on all their trains. It takes a horrific tragedy for this to happen. In honor of those who survived. In memory of those we have lost.

Dec 02, 2013 2:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
steve99 wrote:

Turns out the Locomotive had a slow down warning
horn but the control cab didn’t. The train was
running backwards. The empty locomotive
was in the rear. This is very
cheap technology compared to a lawsuit. It’s
been around since the ’90s.

Dec 06, 2013 12:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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