Couldn't we wait and see what the NTSB has to say about this relatively new engine? Is it really implausible to consider there was a mechanical failure? I don't know this engineer, I can't speak for his character. I can say that a train is a complicated system with possibilities for failure that...
There's no sense blaming the engineer for anything unless facts emerge that prove he had something to do with the speed. While possible (even probable) there are other explanations.
I don't see why people would be upset that he has a lawyer. Legal counsel is a prudent measure whether he's...
Very true, but I wonder if (as others have alluded) there is good to come out of this media blitz...Look at this thread and others like it; whenever an establishment political force mobilizes itself against something with grassroots support, the grassroots instinctively mobilize. At the end of...
They have the crew debriefed, they have the on board data, they have the wreck site, and they have whatever live data Amtrak had at the time of the incident.
We should have an answer relatively soon, as in relative to drawn-out plane mysteries.
If we're entertaining random speculation, the first thought in my head was something involving the new engines.
There were probably multiple factors involved so it's important to avoid too much rampant speculation.
That being said one really has to hope it's not the new engines.
Mostly unconfirmed, but not 100%. A local news reporter claims Amtrak "source" confirmed that Amtrak knows how fast the train was going and that it was "very fast".