by Otto Vondrak
I again ask that we refrain commenting on the individual who caused this accident and what we think should happen to him.
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NellsChoo wrote:I am a bit confused as to how a big UP engine could be knocked over like that. Also, hard to believe the "luck" of three trains being involved! Another question, what was the visibility in the area? By that I mean was the car parked on a straight stretch of track, or a curve? Would the train have had time to stop before impact? How fast do they usually travel?To answer in part, it was still dark at the time of the accident, however it was a clear morning. The train had pushed the SUV about a quarter of a mile. It's in a pretty straight area track wise. From what I've been hearing, there wasn't anything the engineer could had done to stop in time. The southbound (train with engine pushing) was traveling about 40mph, about average speed in this location.
SRS125 wrote:most likley the Speed and force of the 2 Metro trains slaming into each outher pushed the UP Loco over. The UP engion its self I'm gussing is in the range of 140-170 tons alone don't know for sure its only a guess. But it sure dose give an idea of how hard and how much force was invaloved when the outher 2 trains crashed at speed.In the neighborhood of 207-tons.