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Amtrak Train 91-CSX collision in SC (2/4/18)/Liability issues


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#301 VentureForth

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 01:51 PM

Seems like every few days there are more "facts" released or discovered that change how we visualize what happened. None of us are patient, so we all try to find our own solution, which is usually wrong when more facts are released. Of course the ambulance chasing lawyers have already made their conclusions so they can sign up as many victims as possible. Only the NTSB probably knows what happened, but they are still investigating, so correctly, they release very little information.

Honestly, I am currently most interested in what the CSX crew that lined and locked the switch told the NTSB and the timeline of that crew and the new crew.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 09:25 PM

 

 

 

As much as I respect Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News, this evening NBC's reporting on this tragedy seemed to me to point the finger of responsibility at Amtrak.  I would classify this "reporting" as "incomplete news".  Like others, I want to see the NTSB report to determine what happened and where responsibility lies.  For me, at this time, CSX seems to be the responsible culprit.
 

 

And as much as I totally disagree about your opinion of Holt, I will say this -- all he does is read the crap that is put before him. Don't entirely blame him; point the finger where it belongs...

 

Lester Holt is a teleprompter reader, and he does his job enthusiastically. And he reads what's written for him as if he actually believes it, as go the others.

 

National News in just 20 minutes or so plus commercials... That's  not "News" ... That's Entertainment !!

 

Almost every reporter on National Television has a script. I think that Holt reads a script, but will do actual reporting, and won't debase himself for mere ratings.

 

 

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Posted Today, 12:41 PM

I rode by the crash site on 91 (19) and it looked to be essentially back to normal. There was no visible wreckage and the same auto rack train involved in the accident was there again. It must be weird for the crews of both trains to imagine what happened there only a few weeks ago.

Edited by brianpmcdonnell17, Today, 12:41 PM.

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Posted Today, 04:17 PM

Just noticed that of the 4 pinned topics on this index (leaving "Just the facts" out for obvious reasons) the freshest topic had a post at noon today, the second freshest topic had a post yesterday and the third and fourth freshest topics had their most recent comment on 2/15. It really seems like posting is down and it may be because it just seems like there has been so much tragic news interspersed with merely bad news.  I hope Amtrak recovers its mojo relatively quickly.



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Posted Today, 05:39 PM

Well, we're awaiting the NTSB's report on the CSX accident, nothing new seems to be coming out about the Siemens car order, the Talgos are back at Beech Grove and the next diners will be along in a couple of days. If nothing is happening, not much to talk about. 


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