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  • NTSB releases preliminary report in Amtrak derailment

    06/02/2015 10:53:42 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-2-2015 | Michael Laris
    Investigators looking into last month’s deadly Amtrak derailment have found “no anomalies” in the tracks, signals or breaking systems of train #188, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board released Tuesday, underscoring the key outstanding question of their ongoing inquiry: Why did the locomotive speed into a sharp Philadelphia curve at 106 miles an hour? The NTSB said it is continuing its examination of engineer Brandon Bostian’s cell phone records. Bostian, who said he cannot recall the events shortly before the crash, reported to the NTSB that his phone was in a bag at the time...
  • The Amtrak crash, a perverse engineer and an iphone

    05/24/2015 8:50:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/24/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Did an iPhone drive the Death Train? This speculative question must be asked, the what if factor must be assuaged, the horror of eight dead innocent people, the injuries of 200 innocent other passengers also must be expiated. A website that located and published the online links for very graphic, very obscene images of homosexual sex asks at the end of the piece this mind shattering question: “What do you trust more to control a train, an engineer or an iPhone?” Are the authorities who own and put up this site putting this theory out there for us to connect...
  • Amtrak engineer a homosexual and therefore protected by the American media?

    05/18/2015 8:03:47 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 33 replies
    CoachIsRight.com ^ | 5/17/2015 | Coach Collins
    The engineer of the death train was a homosexual and a gay activist who “liked several LGBTI pages on Facebook,” a gay news site. “The engineer who was involved in Tuesday night’s Amtrak train crash is Brandon Bostian,” says gaystarnews.com. Interesting now is how the media are equivocating and blaming those old meanies, the Republicans. One site commenter to the outing of this 32 year old engineer says, “the fact is a gay activist is untouchable in the main stream media. Once his sexual preference came out, the story started changing and the blame will go towards needing more money...
  • Amtrak engineer a homosexual and therefore protected by the American media?

    05/17/2015 8:30:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 116 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/17/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The engineer of the death train was a homosexual and a gay activist who “liked several LGBTI pages on Facebook,” a gay news site. “The engineer who was involved in Tuesday night’s Amtrak train crash is Brandon Bostian,” says gaystarnews.com. Interesting now is how the media are equivocating and blaming those old meanies, the Republicans. One site commenter to the outing of this 32 year old engineer says, “the fact is a gay activist is untouchable in the main stream media. Once his sexual preference came out, the story started changing and the blame will go towards needing more money...
  • NTSB: Amtrak train sped up before crash

    05/14/2015 6:13:46 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 118 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 5/14/2015 | JOSEPH A. GAMBARDELLO & ANTHONY R. WOOD
    Right before its fatal derailment on Tuesday night, Amtrak Train 188 accelerated significantly as it approached the Frankford Junction curve, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.
  • Philadelphia train crash engineer lays low as scrutiny heats up

    05/14/2015 3:45:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 14, 2015 | BY JARRETT RENSHAW AND LAILA KEARNEY
    A portrait of the engineer at the helm of a speeding Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia began to emerge on Thursday as the man's lawyer said his client could not remember the crash and rescuers pulled an eighth body from the wreckage. With the engineer facing intense scrutiny over his role in the accident, Philadelphia police said they launched a criminal investigation into Tuesday's crash of the New York-bound train. Bostian was described as quiet and unassuming by people who crossed his path in Forest Hills, a middle-class section of Queens where he resides. Three workers at the nearby...
  • Amtrak.. engineer, reportedly ranted about safety: 'I wish the railroads had been more proactive'

    05/14/2015 2:08:00 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 77 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 5/14/15 | BY KELDY ORTIZ , DAREH GREGORIAN
    Brandon Bostian, crashed Amtrak train's engineer, reportedly ranted about safety: 'I wish the railroads had been more proactive' BY KELDY ORTIZ , DAREH GREGORIAN The engineer who was behind the controls of an Amtrak train that derailed going around a curve at 100 mph is a lifelong train buff who's written online about the need for better rail safety, it was reported Thursday. Brandon Bostian, writing on website Trainorders.com, criticized railroads for not installing "positive train control" systems to prevent crashes, the New York Times reported. "At any point over the previous EIGHTY years the railroad could have voluntarily implemented...
  • For Amtrak Engineer Brandon Bostian, Childhood Passion Became a Career

    05/14/2015 1:27:07 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 56 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 14, 2015 | EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS and DAVE PHILIPPS
    For Brandon Bostian, the engineer in the fatal Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia this week, a childhood passion for trains turned into a career. Growing up outside Memphis, Mr. Bostian was an “unabashed nerd,” said Lee Allen, his best friend through middle school and high school. “When you heard the name Brandon Bostian, the first thing you would think is trains,” Mr. Allen said on Thursday. “His walls were covered with pictures, he had several model sets. Sometimes we’d just go down to the tracks that ran through town and watch trains and shoot the breeze.” Mr. Bostian was at the...
  • What We Know About Engineer of Derailed AMTRAK Train

    05/13/2015 3:02:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    ABC Local News - Philly ^ | May 13, 2015 | by MEGHAN KENEALLY
    The engineer driving the Amtrak train that derailed survived the Tuesday night crash will play a key role in the investigation into what happened. The identity of the engineer has not been publicly released, but authorities said he has already met with investigators. The train's engineer initially spoke with investigators Tuesday night. He was treated at a hospital and then released and transported to the Philadelphia Police Department. He later declined to provide a formal statement to police and requested a lawyer, which he now has. ABC News can confirm that they were reportedly meeting with federal accident investigators and...
  • Lawyer says engineer has no recollection of railroad crash

    05/14/2015 5:09:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 14, 2015
    The attorney for the engineer who was at the controls when an Amtrak train crashed in Philadelphia says his client has no recollection of a crash that killed at least seven people. Attorney Robert Goggin says Brandon Bostian remembers attempting to reduce speed as the train entered a curve before he was knocked out and sustained a concussion. Goggin says Bostian told him the last thing he recalls is coming to, looking for his bag, retrieving his cellphone and calling 911 for help. The lawyer says his client's memory could likely return as the head injury subsides.
  • 'Reckless' Amtrak engineer, 32, who was driving doomed train at 106mph claims...(tr)

    05/14/2015 5:52:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 93 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Wills Robinson and Lydia Warren
    The engineer in control of the Amtrak train that derailed on Tuesday, killing at least seven people, has no recollection of the moment the train crashed, his attorney has said. Brandon Bostian, of Queens, New York, has been as the driver of the commuter service that came off the tracks near Philadelphia, leaving 200 people hospitalized. On Wednesday, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators confirmed that the train had been traveling at 106 mph before it derailed at a curve on the tracks, where the speed limit is 50 mph. Bostian, who has been an engineer with Amtrak since 2009,...
  • Why Was Amtrak Train In Deadly Wreck Speeding?

    05/14/2015 6:34:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 14,2015 | Breitbart News
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal investigators have determined that an Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was careening through the city at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the speed limit drops to just 50 mph, yet they still don’t know why it was going so fast.
  • BREAKING: GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash

    05/13/2015 4:28:50 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 498 replies
    GotNews ^ | 5-13-2015 | Chuck C. Johnson
    Gotnews.com has independently identified the engineer at the center of the Amtrak crash that has killed at least seven. Brandon Bostian is the 32-year-old gay man who lawyered up after a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The train was reportedly going twice the speed limit. ABC 6 previously reported that “Brandon Boshan,” not Brandon Bostian, was to blame for the deadly crash. (They have since taken down the link.) Bostian is a gay activist who previously worked at Target as a cashier before joining Amtrak, according to his LinkedIn.