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Markemarx
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Post Number: 18
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Posted on Monday, January 22, 2007 - 4:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Pretty weird to see, and there seems to be no news about it. On my way to school at 4pm, 2 box cars were completely off the track near a railroad bridge at John R and Baltimore. Any one else see that?
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Jt1
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Posted on Monday, January 22, 2007 - 4:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

MOCAD's installment that is a commentary on the lack o mass transit in this region.
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Gravitymachine
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Posted on Monday, January 22, 2007 - 4:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

NICE!, real nice jt1 :D

(about as literal as some of the stuff at mocad too)
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Scs100
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Posted on Monday, January 22, 2007 - 5:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

On the news now. Amtrak is affected between Detroit/Dearborn-Pontiac. Broken rail appears to be the cause.
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Supersport
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Posted on Monday, January 22, 2007 - 6:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh nice, our soon to become reality of mass transit in 2007 is doomed to be plagued with the same break downs as our current Detroit People Mover! lol In all honesty, derailment happens every now and then, though not common.

I grew up close to train tracks, there were a couple that came derailed over the years, though one was only after plastering a car. Some 17 cars tipped over in that case. What a sight to see, as cranes were brought out to hoist the cars as well as the train engines upright.

Chicago had a derailing of a passenger train just a few weeks ago too, remember?
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Focusonthed
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Posted on Monday, January 22, 2007 - 6:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

CTA had 4 last year, I think I remember reading...though I only clearly remember 2 actual derailments (the most recent being just over a month ago), and 1 possible partial derailment on the Red Line subway.

Washington, DC also had a fairly serious derailment a few weeks ago.
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Jsmyers
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Post Number: 1870
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Posted on Monday, January 22, 2007 - 6:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

2 boxcars derail, there are no injuries and it is news....

Virtually everyday, somebody gets killed in a car around here, and nobody looks up from their cheesy-poofs.

Hmmmm...
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Spiritofdetroit
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Post Number: 167
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Posted on Monday, January 22, 2007 - 6:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ohh, SS, so if chicago had one, it must be okay for Detroit to have one too, right? Actually, it makes Detroit even COOLER and more hip doesnt it?

Give me a break
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Gravitymachine
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Posted on Monday, January 22, 2007 - 6:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

in all honesty?!

(Message edited by gravitymachine on January 22, 2007)
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Danindc
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Posted on Monday, January 22, 2007 - 6:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When the government paves highways and build airports, but makes rail operators pay to construct and maintain their own infrastructure, this is what happens. Not surprisingly, Great Britain saw a huge increase in derailments after they privatized British Rail....
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Supersport
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Post Number: 11163
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Posted on Monday, January 22, 2007 - 6:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Spirit,

Perhaps we should compare derailments per capita between the two?
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Spiritofdetroit
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Post Number: 168
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Posted on Monday, January 22, 2007 - 7:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Haha, yea. :-)
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Supersport
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Post Number: 11165
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Posted on Monday, January 22, 2007 - 7:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

:-)

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