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    Multiple fatalities, dozens injured in Amtrak crash near DuPont. WA

    An unknown number of people are dead and multiple people are injured after an Amtrak Cascades train derailed and crashed onto southbound Interstate 5 between Tacoma and Olympia.

    A high-speed Amtrak train derailed onto Interstate 5 near DuPont between Tacoma and Olympia Monday. Multiple fatalities were reported, but officials at the scene would not confirm how many, They said some train cars were so heavily damaged, they could not be immediately searched. Seventy-seven people went to area hospitals


    Drivers were being told to avoid the area and expect alternate routes to be backed up for a couple of days.


    Governor Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency.


    "No one knows what happened in this incident. I've had some preliminary information, but there's no conclusions that anyone can reach, at all, about any source. So we as humans always want to have those answers. You can be assured we're going to get those answers," Inslee said.


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    What a fustercluck...

    I saw a little while ago that allegedly someone put something on the track and that caused the derailment. Could be CYA on the RR's part.

    https://nypost.com/2017/12/18/object...ak-derailment/

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    About an hour from me. This looks like it could have been prevented.

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    They fooked that up.

    It was the Trains first run with passengers.

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    I see orange cunto couldn't wait to milk it.

    yet when 50-odd people get shot by a nutter it's "too early to talk about it".

    Wanker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I see orange cunto couldn't wait to milk it.
    The hypocrites budget called for cuts to Amtrac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I see orange cunto couldn't wait to milk it.
    was there any mention of chinese high speed rail ?

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    Sounds like the train was speeding...

    Amtrak Washington train crash: Investigators focus on speed
    A US passenger train that derailed, killing three people, was going at 81mph (130km/h) on a curve with a restricted speed limit, according to data from a train tracking website.


    The curve's speed limit drops to 30mph.


    Passengers say the train rocked and creaked as it took the bend fast before barrelling off a bridge on to a motorway packed with traffic.


    It happened in Washington state during rush hour on Monday and officials say 72 people were taken to hospitals. A number of those injured are reported to be in a critical condition. Authorities said all carriages had now been searched, but would not rule out a rise in the number of dead.


    The cause of Monday's crash has not been confirmed.

    Amtrak Washington train crash: Investigators focus on speed - BBC News

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    Jeez, that cements "Casey Jones" in my brain a few more days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    was there any mention of chinese high speed rail ?
    They didn't want the Chinese. Sent them all home or put them in camps once the transcontinental railway was finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    They didn't want the Chinese. Sent them all home or put them in camps once the transcontinental railway was finished.
    Enough. What a bunch of shit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Enough. What a bunch of shit...
    'strue tho innit.

    We had a case like this back in the UK last year.

    A Croydon Tram driver was speeding going into a low speed bend and killed seven people.

    Not sure he's even been charged yet, the report said he may have fallen asleep.

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    They're not called the "Do Nothing Congress" for nowt, are they?

    https://www.thenation.com/article/am...-in-the-swamp/

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