Monday, July 11, 2011

What is it With Trucks and Amtrak Trains?

On Monday a trash truck plowed through a crossing and hit the Amtrak Downeaster in North Berwick, Maine (Story) Unfortunately the driver was killed, but noone on the train was seriously injured.

This follows the truck slamming into the California Zephyr late last month in which the truck driver, the train's conductor and four others on the train were killed.

What a strange, and tragic, coincidence. Is this some kind of weird terrorist plot or something? Let's hope there aren't any more grade crossing accidents for a while.

1 comment:

Mike said...

We did a round trip on the Downeaster from Portland, ME to Boston, only a week before this happened. The loco was #90220 and the engineer invited my boys into the cab for a look around. In any of the stories I've read, the locomotive isn't mentioned.