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(Cincinnati Enquirer)   Another trainwreck. And no, this doesn't belong on the Politics tab   (cincinnati.com) divider line
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2021-01-25 7:59:42 AM  
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There were no crew members in the train's cab during the incident, Bryan Tucker, railroad spokesperson, told The Enquirer, adding that the train was being operated remotely.

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2021-01-25 6:48:31 AM  
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There were no crew members in the train's cab during the incident, Bryan Tucker, railroad spokesperson, told The Enquirer, adding that the train was being operated remotely.

Wow, those railroad enthusiasts had pretty elaborate sets in their basements but now they're taking it outside? I can imagine someone saying, "Phooey with this 1:72 scale stuff, I'm going 1:1". I wonder if they're going to do like Gomez Addams next?
 
2021-01-25 8:45:39 AM  
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KidKorporate: Silly Farker, all tabs are the politics tab.


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2021-01-25 7:38:05 AM  
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KoreanZombie: Was there only one survivor and he was completely unharmed? If so I saw this movie and the 2 sequels.


You didn't RTFA, or the thread.  There were no survivors.  I didn't submit with a better headline.
 
2021-01-25 5:45:06 AM  
3 votes:
I think the engineer tried to go in reverse because they realized that they were in Cincinnati, thus stacking up the cars like that.
 
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2021-01-25 9:23:15 AM  
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Sugarmoobs: Operating the engines remotely has sadly become more common today. Most often having to do with cost cutting measures by the railroad. They make sure they are getting the utmost profit to their shareholders screwing over the worker while also lobbying congress to lighten up on safety regulations and voila! you get shiat like this. They pay a fine, slap on the wrist, rinse, repeat.


Since I am in the business of railway automation, I'll just say this:

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2021-01-25 8:56:44 AM  
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Aren't you glad Biden canceled the Keystone pipeline so we can go back to using trains to ship gasoline? Road to hell paved with good intentions and all that...
 
2021-01-25 5:50:24 AM  
2 votes:
And somehow a literal train wreck seems better than a figurative one.  And now we're here.  What's next?  A dumpster fire?  I'll get marshmallows.
 
2021-01-25 7:42:50 AM  
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Sugarmoobs: Operating the engines remotely has sadly become more common today. Most often having to do with cost cutting measures by the railroad. They make sure they are getting the utmost profit to their shareholders screwing over the worker while also lobbying congress to lighten up on safety regulations and voila! you get shiat like this. They pay a fine, slap on the wrist, rinse, repeat.


Rail freight is probably one of the best arguments for automation out there. The route is pre-determined, inflexible, and dependent on network conditions that an onsite operator wouldn't have anyway, there is no deviation possible to avoid unexpected obstacles, 99.9% of the journey is conducted at a programmed speed, and the vehicle's response to "emergency" control inputs is measured on a geological scale. The conductor is pretty much there to sign paperwork and take the blame when something goes wrong; there's next to nothing he can do on short notice to avoid a problem like this.
 
2021-01-25 7:09:02 AM  
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A train crash in Ohio?

Somebody was not On The Ball
 
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