posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 10:49 PM
a reply to: Montana
In the last few weeks I haven't been able to get Richard Pryor's gig in the movie Silver Streak out of my head. Esp. "Oh Gawd, I've been 747'd".
These things tend to come in threes, and now we have three train wrecks in a couple of months. After snooping on the Du Pont incident, I have found
one account giving 7:40 AM for the time of that wreck. If they had been going slower, there wouldn't have been any fatal wreck, and they would have
safely crossed that overpass about 4 or 5 minutes later. This is within two or three minutes of the synchronicities from Pryor's, "Silver Streak",
This wreck is 100% on that train's crew members. The Va. wreck is on the refuse truck's driver, except that someone may have dispatched the train,
deliberately, knowing it would cross paths with a scheduled refuse run, an hour later. Now, the North Carolina, CAYCE, N.C. again is 100% on that
switch crew who locked the siding open to the main line.
Hopefully, this will be the end of this three fer, Hat Trick. Va. may, or may not, be on their railroad dispatcher, but the others definitely are on
those RR crews. The refuse truck driver jumped the signals, without putting Chris Foley out on the tracks, to look both ways for any train barreling
along. Previously, locals have parked, got out, and directed traffic around those misbehaving crossing signals. The garbage truck was on a schedule,
while the Chartered Excursion wasn't.
It cost a 21 year old, new father, his life, because that truck driver didn't stop and let his shotgun rider out, to look first.