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    People stealing off of freights in Los Angeles

    The discussion was about preventing the assaults on the crew, in the cab. Someone else expanded the scope to boxcars, it wasn't me.
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    People stealing off of freights in Los Angeles

    I would hope a big company like UP could hire someone to do it, but it wouldn't be me. My point is only that the technology is possible and wouldn't have to cost a fortune. My example uses 12v but the cams probably run on 5v.
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    People stealing off of freights in Los Angeles

    I understand those 360 degree cams on some cars use multiple cams in some kind of matrix. The one I bought a Walmart for $39 records continuously and links the GPS coordinates. I don't recall the details but it would start overwriting after a few days, depending on the SSD chip. All it needs...
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    People stealing off of freights in Los Angeles

    A Toyota might have only one cam. A high priced vehicle designed for commercial transport should have a dozen.
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    People stealing off of freights in Los Angeles

    They say crews have been robbed and trains stopped. Then there is a lack of evidence. Don't locomotives have some kind of dash cam with GPS to record incidents? What kinds of instrumentation do Amtrak locomotives have?
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    Sleeping in Coach/Business

    Instead of a full size blanket I got one of those "throws" which are 40"x50".
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    Insider.com and businessinsider.com stories about Amtrak trips

    But the tone of most of these articles suggest someone else might be behind them. Probably somebody that works for the airlines😒
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    Insider.com and businessinsider.com stories about Amtrak trips

    Maybe Insder gives them the format?
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    Why Do You Tip on Amtrak? [Poll]

    This is understandable, but part of the reason tipping can be inherently unfair. Just as a waiter is dependent on the chef delivering good food, the SCA is dependent on a chain of people and so can be stiffed by the organization that employs them. It must suck being a waitperson in a...
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    It’s a train family reunion…maybe?

    I was wondering if that could work. I wonder about the H room. Can anyone book it?
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    Why Do You Tip on Amtrak? [Poll]

    No big deal. Everybody loves doing taxes, and the more complicated the better😝
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    Insider.com and businessinsider.com stories about Amtrak trips

    It seems they often quote the number of hours on the train. 160 hours, 35 hours, etc. I guess it comes from their point of view about the speed of train travel.
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    People stealing off of freights in Los Angeles

    I guess someone has taken notice. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/legendary-union-pacific-railroad-police-arrive-in-the-wild-west-to-quell-train-robberies ....the fabled successors to the Pinkerton Detective Agency are once again called to tame the Wild West. Six Union Pacific agents...
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    People stealing off of freights in Los Angeles

    I wonder how much protection they could buy for say .. a million or two?
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    Cessna crashes onto tracks; struck by Metrolink train

    Good point, but I think trains blow their whistles( horns) a lot more than they used to. I'm not sure if that helps, judging from the number of collisions these days.
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    Cessna crashes onto tracks; struck by Metrolink train

    If the impact had buried the engine in the path of the oncoming train it could have derailed. Great story and pictures!
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    People stealing off of freights in Los Angeles

    Yes. The train yards are private property, but open to public areas.
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    Why Do You Tip on Amtrak? [Poll]

    https://talkingethics.com/2015/01/04/why-tipping-is-unethical/ "Tipping is a practice that most consumers hate. So do most of the people who depend on tips for a living wage. It makes no economic sense, does little to improve service, and raises all sorts of ethical questions. Yet it’s...
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    Cessna crashes onto tracks; struck by Metrolink train

    Surely nothing like this could ever happen again. And if it did they could certainly rescue all involved with no loss of life, just like this time.
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    It’s a train family reunion…maybe?

    Sounds like maybe a good time to look at AirBnB or similar.
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