posted on Dec, 28 2017 @ 02:11 PM
For a couple of weeks before this train wreck, I haven't been able to get a line from one of Richard Pryor's movies out of my head. It's "Oh God,
I've been 747'd". I think it was in the movie the Silver Streak, but I'm not sure. Seeing an Amtrak Loco on top of rigs on I-5, is pretty
convincing but the real "Coincidence", is the timing of this wreck.
Train # 501 left Seattle at 6:00 AM, and the wreck is tentatively timed at 7:40 AM. Only when the black boxes are examined in detail will we have the
But adding in the recent movie, "3:10 to Yuma", opens up 7:47 AM as a stroke of a clock, rather than the obvious meaning of Pryor's infamous line.
If the train's excessive speed is what caused this wreck, then just where should it have been at 7:47 AM, that morning?? And even more interesting,
since the Sounder trains run down this same stretch of track, where would a 6:00 AM departure from Seattle, put them at exactly 7:47 AM.
In other words, while Pryor's prior, scripted, comical expression, meant that his car was pancaked by another car, coming down of his roof, this
timing does seem to generate a weird coincidence or synchronicity.
I have read a book, called the "Art of Dowsing", in which it's author notes that we are mostly misusing this word, coincidence. It really means
two disparate events coming together and crossing each other. So in a true coincidence, X marks the spot.
But what I haven't heard yet, is if those Princeton "EGGS", started rattling in their crates just before 7:40 AM, Monday morning. So while part of
this thread is 20-20 hindsight, there's still a couple more shoes to drop, or not. And I honestly didn't put any discreet timing onto Pryor's
remark, until after I saw the rough timing on the T.V. But the first news on T.V., was of a train wreck, occurring just after 8:00 AM. But these
first alarms were from Cell Phone calls, by both I- 5 drivers and victims trapped in the rail carriages. So, probably only the black boxes will give
up the correct times for when it happened, and how many minutes that they had made up, by speeding up 501, on it's inaugural run to Portland.
So instead of a 3:10 to Yuma, 501 will be known as the 6:00 AM to Portland, after things settle down. And if they forget about using this $180 Million
shortcut, then 7:47 will be closer to Seattle, by about 18 minutes. And the poor old Sounder will just keep cranking along at it's designed, read,
" SAFE" speeds.