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    Yup not good, saw it on BBC news.

    3 fatalities they are reporting.
    Yma O Hyd

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    This was at single track to siding control point East Buelow. Likely issue with either the switch or the train itself.

    As far as PTC goes it would ensure the physical switch was locked and the train was adhering to the correct speed for the switch. Of course this wouldn't rule out electrical, or mechanical failure of any of this. They spent lots of money getting PTC installed, but never really improved the rails or the trains. PTC is useless with mechanical and electrical failures.

    We'll have to see what the investigation finds. I would love to comment on where the funds are being wasted especially the past year and a half, but nobody wants to talk about that and it has nothing to do with trains.

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    I cannot access that page as I am in the EU ?????
    I thought we had left,but are the NTSB behind the times ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragtimer View Post
    I cannot access that page as I am in the EU

    Try these:
    https://www.trains.com/trn/news-revi...na-derailment/
    https://nypost.com/2021/09/26/amtrak...s-at-least-50/

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    Feel free to post facts.

    Speculation as to cause will likely lead to posts being zapped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurvivorSean View Post
    .... Likely issue with either the switch or the train itself.....
    Thanks, Sean.
    That'll save a forensic investigation.
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    As far as I am aware,in the UK we do not have forward facing cameras on traction units.I was advocating them many years ago.They,like event recorders are the driver's friend.I had one "incident" as a driver,an AWS "wrong side" failure and the E R confirmed it.

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    Billings Gazette had some overhead aerial shots. The train appears to have derailed on its own before progressing across the siding switch.

    https://billingsgazette.com/news/loc...related-bottom

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