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    Drudge flashback: FBI Warns of Train Derailment Threat; 6 dead as NY bound train derails

    Another NY bound train derails:

    'Absolute, disastrous mess': 6 dead, hundreds hurt after Amtrak train derails

    By Sara Sidner, Kevin Conlon and Saeed Ahmed, CNN
    Updated 10:38 AM ET, Wed May 13, 2015
    Philadelphia (CNN)
    • More than 200 people were treated at hospitals for injuries associated with Tuesday's night Amtrak train crash, Philadelphia emergency management director Sam Phillips said.
    • Seven members of the National Transportation Safety Board are at the derailment site in Philadelphia as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, and more are coming, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said. Investigators will look at a number of factors, including the track, the train signals, the operation of the train, the mechanical condition of the train and human performance, NTSB board member Robert Sumwalt said.
    • A recorder on the train, known as the "black box," has been recovered and is being examined, the mayor said

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/13/us/phi...in-derailment/


    SEPTA Says Commuter Train Hit By Projectile Just Before Amtrak Train Derailed
    May 13, 2015 10:08 AM

    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) – A Philadelphia commuter train was hit by a projectile about 20 minutes before an Amtrak train derailed a few miles up the track.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/201...rain-derailed/




    Drudge has also linked to this 2013 flashback news today:

    FBI Warns of Train Derailment Threat
    W A S H I N G T O N, May 8
    By Jason A. Ryan
    Devices that could be used by terrorists to derail trains are being stolen from rail facilities around the country, the FBI warned today.
    Nine derailers, a piece of railroad equipment used to derail train cars for safety purposes in railyards have been stolen recently, sources said, citing the FBI's weekly intelligence bulletin.
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=90646



    There had been quite a few train derail news couple of years ago.




    Related

    Train Derail carrying fuel Quebec

    Canada terror plot suspect argued he was a stateless Palestinian to avoid deportation
    Raed Jaser, who was arrested in Canada for an alleged plot to derail a train, was served a deportation order in 2004 after being convicted on various charges; a court deferred the warrant after Jaser claimed he was 'Palestinian by blood' and had no rights in the UAE, where he was born.
    Apr. 27, 2013
    http://www.haaretz.com/news/world/ca...ation-1.517830


    What's going on with planes and trains?? Another big derailment today


    West Virginia In State Of Emergency After Massive Oil Train Explosion
    February 17, 2015

    Crews work to clear derailed train, La. governor declares emergency around site

    Published: AUGUST 05, 7:29 PM ET Aa LAWTELL, La.
    http://m.washingtonpost.com/national...ted/2013/08/04


    4 dead, 63 injured after NYC-bound Metro-North passenger train derails in Bronx
    Published: Sunday, December 1, 2013, 8:12 AM
    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-bound-metro-north-passenger-train-derails-bronx-article-1.1533963

    Amtrak Crescent train headed to New York derails in South Carolina
    The train had 218 passengers and crew members onboard, but no injuries were reported. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
    Monday, November 25, 2013
    WHNS

    An Amtrak train heading for New York City derailed early monday morning in Spartanburg County, S.C. Passangers were stuck on the train for more than eight hours.http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/amtrak-train-derails-south-carolina-article-1.1528161



    Train carrying crude oil crashed and burning in West Alabama

    Nov 08, 2013 3:44 AM EST

    Derailed train cars smoldering in West Alabama (abc3340.com)
    http://www.abc27.com/story/23912869/...n-west-alabama



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    FBI Warns of Train Derailment Threat
    W A S H I N G T O N, May 8
    By Jason A. Ryan
    Devices that could be used by terrorists to derail trains are being stolen from rail facilities around the country, the FBI warned today.
    Nine derailers, a piece of railroad equipment used to derail train cars for safety purposes in railyards have been stolen recently, sources said, citing the FBI's weekly intelligence bulletin.
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=90646
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    Fox & Friends interrupts breaking Amtrak news to ask lawyers how to make money off crash
    13 May 2015 at 10:03 ET

    While rescuers were still searching for survivors after an Amtrak train crashed in Philadelphia, Fox & Friends interrupted their breaking news to ask two lawyers about the financial benefits of suing the government.
    The New York-bound trained derailed at around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, killing at least six people. By early Wednesday morning, crews were still searching through the wreckage, and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D) said that officials had not yet been able to account for all of the passengers.ADVERTISEMENTHowever, Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck took time out of coverage of the emergency to wonder about the “legal implications.”

    “Amtrak is owned by the government,” she pointed out. “How does that complicate things in terms of what the passengers’ rights to claims are?”
    Defense attorney Whitney Boan suggested that passengers and families of the deceased could seek damages from the government, train parts manufacturers, and Amtrak employees.
    “The legal implications will become more clear as we find out more about what happened,” she observed.
    “What specific claims could passengers be putting forward here?” Hasselbeck asked. “In particularly, the families of the deceased.”
    Attorney Eric Guster suggested that families should consider suing for wrongful death and possibly for faulty equipment.
    “There is liability somewhere because trains are not supposed to derail,” he added. “But the question is who. Who is to blame?”
    Hasselbeck concluded by asking if trains should have seatbelts.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/fox-...ney-off-crash/



    Lives lost in Amtrak train derailment: midshipman, tech CEO, AP video staffer, bank VP


    At least seven people were killed in Tuesday’s Amtrak train derailment, including Justin Zemser, a 20-year-old midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy; Rachel Jacobs, 39, chief executive officer of Philadelphia-based ApprenNet; Jim Gaines, a 48-year-old video software architect for the Associated Press; and Abid Gilani, 55, a Wells Fargo executive.
    Among those missing is Bob Gildersleeve, a vice president the St. Paul, Minnesota, based company Ecolab. The names of the others killed in the violent crash — which demolished one train car and toppled others on their sides — remain unknown, but the lives of those confirmed to have died illustrated the depth of Tuesday’s catastrophe.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/l...video-staffer/

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    **fixed**

    FBI Warns of Train Derailment Threat
    W A S H I N G T O N, May 8
    By Jason A. Ryan
    Devices that could be used by the CIA pretending to be terrorists or the FBI influencing people to be terrorists to derail trains are being stolen from rail facilities around the country, the non-transparent FBI warned today.
    Nine derailers, a piece of railroad equipment used to derail train cars for safety purposes in railyards have been stolen recently, sources said, citing the FBI's weekly BS bulletin.

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    Same topic different forum I found out...that curve was rated for 50mph...the train was going 102mph...
    "I know the urge to arm yourself, because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. When I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick, I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out I was going to take them with me."

    Diane Feinstein, 1995

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uriel999 View Post
    Same topic different forum I found out...that curve was rated for 50mph...the train was going 102mph...
    So this is murder?
    A savage barbaric tribal society where thugs parade the streets and illegally assault and murder innocent civilians, yeah that is the alternative to having police. Oh wait, that is the police

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior_of_Freedom View Post
    So this is murder?
    I dunno what to call it. Probably involuntary manslaughter? I am not in any way educated on law so I can't really comment beyond the same type of speculation anyone else would do. Most likely operator error.
    "I know the urge to arm yourself, because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. When I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick, I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out I was going to take them with me."

    Diane Feinstein, 1995

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uriel999 View Post
    Same topic different forum I found out...that curve was rated for 50mph...the train was going 102mph...
    Yep. Cause seems straight forward. Engineer/driver error.

    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior_of_Freedom View Post
    So this is murder?
    Well, we have this same question repeated over and over, in a variety of situations. If it is accidental, what should the penalty be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uriel999 View Post
    Same topic different forum I found out...that curve was rated for 50mph...the train was going 102mph...
    That would explian it then.
    It would also rule out foul play angle that was raised by Drudge headlines today and checked during rail derail in Canada while back.

    Train Derail carrying fuel Quebec

    Canada terror plot suspect argued he was a stateless Palestinian to avoid deportation
    Raed Jaser, who was arrested in Canada for an alleged plot to derail a train, was served a deportation order in 2004 after being convicted on various charges; a court deferred the warrant after Jaser claimed he was 'Palestinian by blood' and had no rights in the UAE, where he was born.

    Apr. 27, 2013
    http://www.haaretz.com/news/world/ca...ation-1.517830

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    Just keep in mind the word I got came from random asshats on the internet. Who knows.
    "I know the urge to arm yourself, because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. When I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick, I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out I was going to take them with me."

    Diane Feinstein, 1995

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Yep. Cause seems straight forward.
    Hey!! You tryna be funny?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uriel999 View Post
    Just keep in mind the word I got came from random asshats on the internet. Who knows.
    With contacts like those you could start a news channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uriel999 View Post
    Just keep in mind the word I got came from random asshats on the internet. Who knows.
    Random Asshats on the Internet would be a great name for a news operation,they could give AP and UPI a run for their money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad cow View Post
    Random Asshats on the Internet would be a great name for a news operation,they could give AP and UPI a run for their money.
    Would there even be a noticeable difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    Would there even be a noticeable difference?
    No,but if I had even the slightest internet skillz,I would register the domain name because I like it so much.
    But that honor should go to Uriel,he came up with it.I hope he makes a mint.
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    That's it! We need TSA at the train stations now!
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  20. #17
    There was another oil train derail last week.

    Oil train derails, explodes in flames in North Dakota; nearby town evacuated

    By Ashley Halsey III May 6

    Five days after federal regulators announced strict new rules for the tank car trains that hauled more than 490,000 loads of oil last year, a train derailed and burst into flames Wednesday, forcing the evacuation of a North Dakota town.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...db0_story.html

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-8gV4DJZUw



    I found this video interesting. It is apparently pretty difficult to make a train wreck.
    "I know the urge to arm yourself, because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. When I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick, I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out I was going to take them with me."

    Diane Feinstein, 1995

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    Well we beat em to it. http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local...e-co/26969349/
    Drudge is obviously a psychic. He should become a meteorologist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fr33 View Post
    Well we beat em to it. http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local...e-co/26969349/
    Drudge is obviously a psychic. He should become a meteorologist.
    Wind cause is possible, would be sad coinicidence for NY bound trains.

    Philadelphia train may have been hit by projectile before wreck
    US | Fri May 15, 2015 7:53pm EDT
    The Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia and a separate commuter train in the vicinity may have been hit by projectiles of some kind shortly before the wreck, a U.S. transportation safety official said on Friday, after investigators interviewed members of the Amtrak crew.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0NZ18Z20150515


    4 dead, 63 injured after NYC-bound Metro-North passenger train derails in Bronx
    Published: Sunday, December 1, 2013, 8:12 AM
    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-bound-metro-north-passenger-train-derails-bronx-article-1.1533963

    Amtrak Crescent train headed to New York derails in South Carolina
    The train had 218 passengers and crew members onboard, but no injuries were reported. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
    Monday, November 25, 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uriel999 View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-8gV4DJZUw



    I found this video interesting. It is apparently pretty difficult to make a train wreck.


    https://archive.org/details/pdfy-jOCT13uKquTMYYvm

    Derailment techniques

    A primary resistance activity is damaging or destroying locomotives by derailment. To insure the derailment of a modern locomotive it is necessary to remove a length of rail equal to the length of the fixed wheel base of the locomotive. For practical purposes, removal of 20 feet of rail on one side of the track will result in the derailment of any locomotive.

    The most effective place to make the cut is on the outside rail on a curve. Where two or more tracks parallel, derailment should be made in such a manner that a train wrecked on the inside track when rounding a curve will tear up and obstruct all the tracks.

    (...)

    [then you ambush the repair crew and equipment]

    There is a special report on the derailment on AJAM now. Will probably replay.

    -t
    Last edited by tangent4ronpaul; 05-15-2015 at 07:44 PM.

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    These have good coverage too:
    http://docslide.us/documents/6204610...-handbook.html

    this one has a good section on the topic. The pdf's seem to have been purged from the net, but one link sends you to malware.
    http://www.amazon.com/Sabotage-Demol.../dp/0873640055

    I probably got on another F'n list just for googling those titles. I own dead tree editions of them.

    -t
    Last edited by tangent4ronpaul; 05-15-2015 at 07:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangent4ronpaul View Post


    https://archive.org/details/pdfy-jOCT13uKquTMYYvm

    Derailment techniques

    A primary resistance activity is damaging or destroying locomotives by derailment. To insure the derailment of a modern locomotive it is necessary to remove a length of rail equal to the length of the fixed wheel base of the locomotive. For practical purposes, removal of 20 feet of rail on one side of the track will result in the derailment of any locomotive.

    The most effective place to make the cut is on the outside rail on a curve. Where two or more tracks parallel, derailment should be made in such a manner that a train wrecked on the inside track when rounding a curve will tear up and obstruct all the tracks.

    (...)

    [then you ambush the repair crew and equipment]

    There is a special report on the derailment on AJAM now. Will probably replay.

    -t
    Wow, brilliant video. that WW2 tech actually HIGHLY impressed me.
    "I know the urge to arm yourself, because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. When I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick, I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out I was going to take them with me."

    Diane Feinstein, 1995



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    FBI investigates report that projectile hit windshield of Amtrak train moments before it crashed... as it's revealed TWO other trains were also struck minutes apart on the same corridor


    • Conductor on derailed train said she overheard Amtrak Train 188 engineer Brandon Bostian report on the radio that his train was hit in the windshield
    • Moments later, at 9.21pm on Tuesday, the train derailed killing eight
    • At 9.05pm Tuesday, a different Amtrack train reported being struck in a window by an unknown object
    • At 9.10pm Tuesday, a northbound SEPTA regional rail train reported it had been 'hit by a rock or shot at' in the windshield
    • All three incidents happened within a few miles of 30th Street Station along the same stretch of track outside Philadelphia



    An assistant conductor on Amtrak Train 188 has told National Transportation Safety Board investigators she heard Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostain say that his train had been hit by something. Seconds later, the train careened off the tracks.



    Crack: The FBI is investigating what could have caused the small, focused crack (pictured lower right) on the windshield of the derailed Amtrak train




    Brandon Bostain, the engineer of the Amtrak train, is said to have reported that something hit his windshield moments before the derailment at 9.21pm Tuesday



    A SEPTA regional rail train was struck in the windshield about 9.10pm by an unknown object (pictured) Another Amtrak train was also hit that night - just a few miles from the derailment





    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...it-before.html

  30. #26
    well that is interesting.
    "I know the urge to arm yourself, because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. When I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick, I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out I was going to take them with me."

    Diane Feinstein, 1995

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    Fox & Friends interrupts breaking Amtrak news to ask lawyers how to make money off crash
    13 May 2015 at 10:03 ET

    While rescuers were still searching for survivors after an Amtrak train crashed in Philadelphia, Fox & Friends interrupted their breaking news to ask two lawyers about the financial benefits of suing the government.
    The New York-bound trained derailed at around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, killing at least six people. By early Wednesday morning, crews were still searching through the wreckage, and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D) said that officials had not yet been able to account for all of the passengers.ADVERTISEMENTHowever, Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck took time out of coverage of the emergency to wonder about the “legal implications.”

    “Amtrak is owned by the government,” she pointed out. “How does that complicate things in terms of what the passengers’ rights to claims are?”
    Defense attorney Whitney Boan suggested that passengers and families of the deceased could seek damages from the government, train parts manufacturers, and Amtrak employees.
    “The legal implications will become more clear as we find out more about what happened,” she observed.
    “What specific claims could passengers be putting forward here?” Hasselbeck asked. “In particularly, the families of the deceased.”
    Attorney Eric Guster suggested that families should consider suing for wrongful death and possibly for faulty equipment.
    “There is liability somewhere because trains are not supposed to derail,” he added. “But the question is who. Who is to blame?”
    Hasselbeck concluded by asking if trains should have seatbelts.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/fox-...ney-off-crash/




    Amtrak Employee Injured in Derailment Files Lawsuit





    An Amtrak employee is the first person to file a lawsuit in connection to Tuesday's deadly train derailment. (Published Thursday, May 14, 2015)
    Updated at 1:19 AM EDT on Friday, May 15, 2015


    An Amtrak employee has filed the first lawsuit in connection to Tuesday’s deadly train derailment that killed eight people and injured over 200 others in Philadelphia.
    Phillips, an Amtrak employee, was "deadheading" in one of the rear railcars of Amtrak Regional Train 188 Tuesday night when the derailment occurred, according to the lawsuit. Deadheading is a practice in which a crew member is transported free of charge when they're not working.


    During the derailment, Phillips was "violently hurled" inside the railcar and his body was struck several times before he slammed onto the floor, according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit states Phillips suffered serious and permanent injuries including brain trauma, multiple contusions and lacerations of the body, multiple orthopedic and neurological issues and emotional trauma.





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    Amtrak Adding In-Cab Cameras Facing Train Engineers

    May 26, 2015 11:21 AM
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In the wake of the derailment of that Amtrak train in Philadelphia more than two weeks ago, killing eight people and injuring more than 200 others, the rail operator is beginning installation of cameras in locomotives. “These systems will be another tool for Amtrak and industry regulators to monitor locomotive and engineer performance,” the press release reads, in part.
    “Inward-facing video cameras will help improve safety and serve as a valuable investigative tool,” Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman comments in the press release.

    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/201...ly-derailment/

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    Is there some news or other agency tracking how many trains have been drailing per year and if this is a new trend or routine?



    US | Thu Jul 2, 2015 6:01pm EDT
    Thousands evacuated after freight train derails, catches fire, in Tennessee

    By Ben Klayman and Suzannah Gonzales

    A freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas derailed in eastern Tennessee, igniting a fire in one car and spreading noxious fumes that forced the evacuation of more than 5,000 people and the hospitalization of 25, officials said.

    Homes and businesses were evacuated following the derailment around midnight Wednesday of the CSX Corp (CSX.N) train in Blount County, near Maryville, the officials they said.
    CSX and U.S. regulators are investigating the derailment's cause. Local officials said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was monitoring air quality in the area.
    Twenty-five people were admitted to Blount Memorial Hospital with respiratory issues as of 5:30 p.m. EDT, while another 27 were held for observation in the emergency room at various times, hospital spokesman Josh West said.

    "We didn't think we'd be there that long, but now it's starting to look like we may be there for a couple days," he said from the animal center. "We've had trains derail before, but not with chemicals, so it's pretty bad."

    Firefighters were allowing the blaze to burn itself out on the advice of specialists, as attempts to extinguish it could be hazardous, Blount County firefighter Kermit Easterling said. CSX said at 3:30 p.m. that the tank car continued to burn, making it unsafe to establish any transfer operations.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0PC19020150702




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