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Old 05-15-2015, 09:11 AM
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Interesting. We'll have to see how this all shakes out. Given what I read in the above article it might appear as if people are in a rush to judgement.

I've also read the speed increased just before the turn. Perhaps it was something unintentional or mechanical. Have to wait and see.

And GH, get over yourself. "Engineer" used to (and obviously still does in this case) refer to people who operate machines. Yup.
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:29 PM
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USED to, maybe when the entire economy was dependent on railroading.
That has been gone for a LONG time.
Change the name to the correct term- 'motormen'; they don't "engineer" anything.
They run a throttle/brake and watch a few gauges.
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The FBI reported a few days before the crash that a number of derailing devices had been stolen from various rail yards. They believed the culprits may have been Islamists wanting to create havoc.

FBI warns of derailer theft
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I think that can be dropped off the list. The idiot engineer was going way too fast for the curve. No need for a conspiracy theory on this one.

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Since everyone is in speculation mode at this juncture.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanwings_Flight_9525

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