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(CBS Philadelphia)   Amtrak driver fails his only job, somehow takes wrong turn on a F*CKING RAILROAD track   ( philadelphia.cbslocal.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Bala Cynwyd, Amtrak, bus drivers, SEPTA, trains  
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2013-11-20 05:41:49 PM  
Again? They really need to fire that guy
2013-11-20 06:06:14 PM  
IF it can be done a human will find a way even if it is physically impossible.
2013-11-20 06:07:27 PM  
Bala Cwynyd? How the fark did an Amtrak train make it to Wales?!
2013-11-20 06:09:34 PM  
Amtrak has much more frequent service than I realized.
2013-11-20 06:10:10 PM  
In other news:

"Thinking outside the box not valued by subway management"

...or riders
....or emergency responders
.....or the guys who have to fix the tunnel
2013-11-20 06:10:16 PM  
I didn't know the F*cking Railroad owned tracks that far east.
2013-11-20 06:11:31 PM  
I thought track selection was outside of the train conductor/driver's control.  Has that changed?
2013-11-20 06:11:51 PM  
Man, those comments under the article are spectacular.
2013-11-20 06:11:54 PM  
Twice in one day? Probably using Apple maps
2013-11-20 06:12:08 PM  
'Cynwyd' is a real word? I need to get out more.
2013-11-20 06:12:51 PM  
You know who else liked trains? Subby's mom.
2013-11-20 06:16:24 PM  
Playing too much train Simulator.

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2013-11-20 06:18:01 PM  
My understanding is that the crew did not notice a signal light that would have slowed/stopped the train long enough for the proper switch to be thrown.  Forget ending up in the wrong city, that error could have put them on a collision course with another train.
2013-11-20 06:18:05 PM  
Rail fail?
2013-11-20 06:20:57 PM  
You do realize that train engineers do not actually steer the train? No steering wheels. Just a throttle and brake.

Most routes consist of 'points' or track intersections where the track has to actually move to shift the train onto another set to send it elsewhere. Most are now electronic, controlled by a distant operations office. Some require the conductor to hop out, run ahead, set the points by hand, wait until the train passes, reset the points and then run along the 20 or 30 cars to get back to the engine.

Though I didn't know that two sets of entirely different company tracks could be joined to steer each engine off course.
2013-11-20 06:26:26 PM  
This wouldn't have happened if he had a Garmin...

/In 472 miles, don't turn left.
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