: Yet another Amtrak collision... Excessive speed involved this time...

12-03-07, 12:30 AM
I have recently discovered how enjoyable it is to ride the rails for short to medium range trips... Unfortunately this has also been a red letter year for accidents involving Amtrak's fleet.

Many of them have been bad luck, caused by vehicle drivers not paying attention to, or purposely failing to obey rail-road crossings.

However, the most recent and serious Amtrak collision on Friday appears to have been preliminarily as the result of excessive speed where caution was clearly to have been used

Story: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071203/ap_on_re_us/train_collision

Hopefully complacency is not setting in, and 2008 will be less eventful.

12-03-07, 12:53 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20071130/capt.c180338319334635a579ba4ae2466175.train_collis ion_ilbk108.jpg?x=254&y=345&sig=RlAMms5xtYoMOZBtBffHmA--

Tastes like freight!

12-03-07, 01:03 AM

12-03-07, 01:14 AM
Good thing I take Metra.