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Officials: 4 Dead After Metro-North Train Derails In The Bronx
CBS NY ^ | 12.01.13

Posted on 12/01/2013 7:32:44 AM PST by Perdogg

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To: Publius

Is that the one Bob Petrie took to the office from New Rochelle?


51 posted on 12/01/2013 12:48:26 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Rob Petrie took the New Haven Railroad line, which was rolled into Metro North in 1970 along with the old New York Central lines. Everything out of Grand Central Terminal ended up rolled into the Metro North division of NYMTA thanks to the work of Gov. Nelson Rockefeller.

In the pilot for the "Dick van Dyke Show", Carl Reiner played the TV writer, and the title was "Man of the House". CBS liked the idea, but not Reiner as an actor, and producer Sheldon Leonard was looking for something for Dick van Dyke. Up until that point Dick had been doing guest stints, such as one on the old "Phil Silvers Show". This ended up being his shot at greatness.

52 posted on 12/01/2013 12:56:51 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: ToastedHead

I just hope they get all the train crew drug tested immediately and in person....


53 posted on 12/01/2013 12:57:25 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: Perdogg

Sounds like Atlas is shrugging.


54 posted on 12/01/2013 2:48:37 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: ToastedHead

Or terrorists


55 posted on 12/01/2013 6:45:45 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Rome2000

We’d only hear about that if it was a “Tea Party Terrorist”.


56 posted on 12/01/2013 7:20:04 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

“The conductor was given a 25-franc fine and the engine driver a 50-franc fine.”
What year did this happen? That was probably quite a bit of change back then! I’m surprised they survived-the coal car looks like it obliterated where the crew would be! (Unless they jumped off inside the station)


57 posted on 12/01/2013 7:21:52 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: jimbo123

That’s really uncalled for. We don’t know that. Don’t we always deride the RATS that jump to conclusions without having all the facts?


58 posted on 12/01/2013 9:37:43 PM PST by clarkster
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To: Perdogg

Any evidence of Amish involvement?


59 posted on 12/01/2013 10:08:51 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Frank_2001

22 Octobre 1895

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montparnasse_derailment


60 posted on 12/02/2013 3:29:57 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: stonehouse01
It is interesting how relative things are, really. She will take the Megabus tomorrow morning, she got her ticket the minute we realized she would need one since I would imagine the Megabus is sold out now - for today almost certainly, although they may have added some buses.

Pray for the Megabus as well.

Those are not accident free either.

There was a nasty accident in Syracuse involving one of those a few years back.

61 posted on 12/02/2013 5:48:16 AM PST by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: Perdogg
When stationed at West Point I used to take that line into the city. It was a bit expensive but convenient and the views are oh so pretty.

Prayers to all involved.

Oh, when living in NY I remember looking up the name of the station, this is what I found on Wiki:

The area is named after Spuyten Duyvil Creek, where "Spuyten Duyvil" literally means "Spouting Devil" or Spuitende Duivel in Dutch; a reference to the strong and wild tidal currents found at that location. It may also be translated as "Spewing Devil" or "Spinning Devil", or more loosely as "Devil's Whirlpool" or "Devil's Spate."

62 posted on 12/02/2013 6:35:35 AM PST by Gamecock (If you like your constitution, you can keep your constitution. Period. (M.S.))
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To: jimbo123

This train supposedly had ATC.


63 posted on 12/02/2013 10:32:02 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Perdogg
National Transportation Safety Board

2012 budget - $102.4 million. They're going to investigate - over a year before their finds are completed. Why isn't this a state issue? What good is the NTSB? I'm certain the states involved along with private enterprise could do a better job in a shorter length of time and would be more effective in making changes if they were needed. The Feds are famously ("but who cares?") in bed with the very organizations they are supposed to be investigating. What a waste.

64 posted on 12/02/2013 12:09:16 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: Perdogg

I don’t know - it seems like everyone accepts the role the Feds (NTSB) play here and nobody questions their role, their accuracy, their timing, or whether the Constitution allows them to be there in the first place.


65 posted on 12/02/2013 12:24:52 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: clarkster
On Fox News just now is a Live interview with NTSB officials. I ask, why is ridiculous scumbag chuckie schumer at the podium with these NTSB officials? He has nothing to contribute but that hideous scheming face of his.
66 posted on 12/02/2013 1:41:23 PM PST by Mr Apple ( http://www.angelfire.com/md2/Ldotvets/Bubba_47.html)
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Drudge has a news report up that the train was going 80-something mph, when it was supposed to be going 30-something mph around that curve.

Y'know, my dinky little car GPS knows what the speed limit is along any particular road, and flashes red to me when I go over the limit. Would it be too much to ask to have the train GPS automatically slow the train down, and record a "ding" against the engineer every time it has to do so?

67 posted on 12/02/2013 2:12:24 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Perdogg
TRAIN DERAILED GOING 50 MPH OVER SPEED LIMIT

The engineer, William Rockefeller

Rockefeller “is totally traumatized by everything that has happened,” said Anthony Bottalico, executive director of the Association of Commuter Rail Employees, the union representing all the crew members.


68 posted on 12/02/2013 2:17:08 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Fat and slovenly, figures.


69 posted on 12/02/2013 2:24:38 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: Mr Apple

Schumer is always glory-hounding at press conferences that have nothing to do with Senate business. He loves to see his mug on television and find new causes to expand government. He enjoys this and he can reassure his constituents that he is on the job making sure big brother works for them.


70 posted on 12/02/2013 5:41:58 PM PST by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

He’s not one of THOSE Rockefellers, is he???


71 posted on 12/03/2013 4:53:00 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: volunbeer

“Schumer is always glory-hounding at press conferences that have nothing to do with Senate business. He loves to see his mug on television and find new causes to expand government. He enjoys this and he can reassure his constituents that he is on the job making sure big brother works for them.”

Did you see Schumer and Blumenthal both posing for the news conference? Blumenthal is a Senator from CT not NY. Why was he even there? He also was a USMC pretender who lied about his active duty Vietnam service to get elected and the mainstream media covered and muzzled it for him. http://forums.militarytimes.com/showthread.php?1586543-why-people-lie-about-military-service


72 posted on 12/04/2013 5:06:48 PM PST by apoliticalone
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To: Col Frank Slade

Sounds like most of our roads in Minnesota.


73 posted on 12/07/2013 11:27:20 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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