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Old 12-18-2017, 11:35 AM
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Default Amtrak derailment

Just saw on the news that an Amtrak train derailed in Washington State

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Yes. Not looking good. Very sad......

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Old 12-18-2017, 06:28 PM
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That is indeed sad, of course more investigation has to be done, but I heard something along the lines that the railroad tracks themselves had originally been meant for slower moving freight trains, not high speed trains, not sure if that was the factor in this instance though.

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Old 12-19-2017, 09:11 AM
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The radio news this morning said the train was traveling 50 mph over the 30 mph limit in that area. Somebody's going to jail.

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Old 12-19-2017, 11:44 PM
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I would think they track all the trains' locations using GPS trackers on the trains, so you would think there would be a way to program things so when the GPS senses that the train will soon be approaching a reduced speed area that it would set off an alarm to remind the conductor they need to slow the train down soon.

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