Amtrak Derails after hitting dump truck

Massey Jun 27, 2022

  1. Kurt Moose

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    Sad, prayers to those families.
     
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  2. Hytec

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    Kansas City Star, today. https://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article262969938.html

    Tragic example of industry and government Bureaucracy. The industry happens to be BNSF in this case. But all large industry has become so complex that no individual has a voice or is allowed to take responsibility to make things happen. Sadly, I know of no government agency that permits unconstrained public expression or initiative by an individual. :(
     
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  3. Kurt Moose

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    Seems as of lately, there has a to be a serious situation or deaths, before something gets done.

    Sad, but true. (n)
     
  4. Massey

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    It’s reasons like this that safety rules are always written in blood. It costs too much money until the ultimate price has been paid.
     
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  5. BoxcabE50

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    Apparently it is cheaper for the railroad to receive horrible press and be sued for millions of dollars. :mad:
     
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  6. gjslsffan

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    The whole thing is a dirty rotten shame.
     
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  7. acptulsa

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    Without government, who would tell us we're not allowed to fix the roads?
     
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  8. Pastor John

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    Yeah. The railroad didn't fix it. The state didn't. The county didn't. But you know darn well that if local farmers started dumping dirt to raise the road level for better visibility, or started cutting brush, all of the above would pitch a fit.

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  9. Hytec

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    Whaddya mean using initiative? :mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  10. BoxcabE50

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    Absolutely. :mad:
     
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  11. Doug Gosha

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    "You did WHAT?!. You're not AUTHORIZED!"

    Doug
     
  12. mmi16

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    People have NO F'n IDEA of just how much product of all varieties are 'on the move' with each and every form of transportation at any one point in time. They also have no idea how the capacities of each mode of transportation relate to each other. ie. a truck can haul a maximum of three containers, but nominally only a single container. A 9000 foot train will normally have 280 double stacked containers (but todays trains are up to 18000 feet). A container vessel can haul upto 24000 containers. A rail box car can nominally handle the contents of three containers. We have hundreds of container ships operating at any point in time. We have thousands of trains operating at any point in time and we have millions of trucks operating at any point in time.
     
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