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Gunmen's Getaway Car Hits Train

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Gunmen's Getaway Car Hits Train
Posted by BEAUSABRE on Friday, September 10, 2021 7:10 PM

Three individuals were in custody after they shot six people in East St Louis (one other person was injured but apparently not shot) Attempting to escape, they rammed a commuter train

"According to KMOV-4, about 10 train passengers were treated for injuries on the scene. The station said the suspects tried to outrun the train at a nearby crossing with their getaway car."

Too bad they weren't just a bit faster and were on the crossing when the locomotive arrived

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Saturday, September 11, 2021 9:57 AM

The only commuter rail operation in metropolitan St. Louis is Metrolink, which is a light rail operation.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, September 11, 2021 12:51 PM

BEAUSABRE
Too bad they weren't just a bit faster and were on the crossing when the locomotive arrived

I was originally going to note that the motorman on the train might not share that opinion, not just for concern for his own safety.

It also appears that the person who crashed into the train was one of the shooting victims, not one of the suspects.

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Posted by BEAUSABRE on Saturday, September 11, 2021 10:10 PM

More details on East St Louis incident includes photo of car and train

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/3-arrested-for-shooting-that-left-7-injured-including-3-year-old-child/ar-AAOl7By?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, September 12, 2021 6:17 AM

I believe the specific job title is "Operator."    This is general Light-Rail usage at this time.  But Motorman is a classic urban transportation title, and I certainly would not object to its use.

"Engineer" went out on the BMT  when electric MUs replaced steam engines.

 

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