News Wire: Amtrak special for members of Congress strikes truck in Virginia

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 11:39 AM

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — An Amtrak Congressional special transporting Republican lawmakers to a retreat at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia struck a truck at a grade crossing near Charlottesville, Va., early Wednesday morning, Politico repo...

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 1:03 PM

Why the conflict in photos of the lead (only) engine?

Jeff Denham's photo claims to show damage to engine (No. 145) other reports show No. 4 in the lead?

They aren't even in the same paint scheme...

[edit] With more photos now available, I see 145 was in the lead with 4 on the rear facing east.

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Posted by 7j43k on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 3:01 PM

Wonder if it will take a year to do the final NTSB report.

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 3:56 PM

Wonder if we will get a passenger list ?   NTSB report ? bet it will come out faster than 501 ?

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 4:47 PM

7j43k
Wonder if it will take a year to do the final NTSB report.

 

Ed

Outside of the passengers being a Congressional delegation there is nothing in this incident that is worthy of a in depth NTSB investigation.  Routine grade crossing incident, unless one wants to make the case that this was an ISIS Suicide Garbage Attack.

         

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Posted by Norm48327 on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 5:32 PM

Reserving comment until there is more information than the ususal hype supplied by the media. Stuff happens but the media needs to sensationalize everything.

Norm


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