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Sunday, September 26, 2021

An Amtrak train carrying more than 100 people derailed in Montana on Saturday, killing at least three people and injuring several others, officials said.

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Must be the evil soushalist guvmint stealing the magic steel from freedom loving capitalistic geniuses.

#1 | Posted by Futility at 2021-09-27 05:39 PM | Reply

Recent news that defense spending has been given an increase at the same time of the Afghanistan withdrawal begs the question:
What happened to Pete Buttigieg's talk of high-speed rail for the US?
Using existing right-of-way to build dedicated passenger service rail would be a good first step.

Infrastructure is also track switches too. I understand that the line that the #7 Empire Builder was on is owned by BNSF but maybe sensors/telemetry needs to be added at switches. A phonic transducer comparator could compare "good" signatures with "bad" as wheels pass over sensing points.
When it comes to safety there's no such thing as "the middle of nowhere".

#2 | Posted by LesWit at 2021-09-27 06:09 PM | Reply

Huh. My first thought was sabotage.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-27 06:53 PM | Reply

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