BNSF and UP PTC letters to Congress

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Re: BNSF and UP PTC letters to Congress

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:24 am

Volks, what amazes me is that pre-Chatsworth, avoidable passenger train collisions occurred. Why didn’t they cause the outcry of Chatsworth?

Enquiring mind wants to know.
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Re: BNSF and UP PTC letters to Congress

Postby ExCon90 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:35 pm

Just a guess, but as a bystander I think three factors may have been significant:
1. The number of deaths;
2. That the engineer was texting immediately prior to impact;
3. That the collision occurred during rush hour in a major metropolitan area, and no doubt many people could relate to people much like themselves going home in rush hour--not a bunch of tourists somewhere in flyover country.
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Re: BNSF and UP PTC letters to Congress

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:07 pm

https://www.thedailybeast.com/america-c ... t?ref=home

Since I think of sites such as Daily Beast as "alternative media", I'm not sure how much credibility to give this reporting. Let's just say I put it here with the tagline, "We report, you decide".
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Re: BNSF and UP PTC letters to Congress

Postby scratchy » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:31 pm

Gilbert B Norman wrote:https://www.thedailybeast.com/america-could-stop-almost-half-of-train-crashes-heres-why-it-doesnt?ref=home

Since I think of sites such as Daily Beast as "alternative media", I'm not sure how much credibility to give this reporting. Let's just say I put it here with the tagline, "We report, you decide".


as a FBI agent friend of mine put it, "if a site has "the daily" in it's title, give it the same critical thinking we used to give a paper with "the Weekly" in it's name.
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