New York train crash

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  1. pmaitra

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    New York train crash: Metro-North derailment in Bronx

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    The train appeared to be going "a lot faster'' than normal as it approached the curve, one passenger said

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    One of the derailed carriages ended up very close to the water

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    Videos at source: BBC News - New York train crash: Metro-North derailment in Bronx
     
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    Conductor said he tried to apply emergency brakes and they did not work.
     
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    NTSB: Train going too fast at curve before wreck - The Washington Post
     
  5. splinter

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    our infrastructure is in a lamentable situation. Calif. can only launch a pilot project in the desert for testing the idea of high speed rail that lasts nor more than 30 miles; Florida even rejected the idea to build high speed rail with federal aid money...

    I used to enjoy a novel about a thanksgiving travel on a train in the mid west, the tone is hilarious, and the scene beautiful, and the whole journey much much eventful, ...but the days are forever lost! don't please mention Pan Am Rails to me. we deserve some new treat, but where will it come from? no one knows.
     
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    were brakes made in CHINA????
     

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