Train wrecks are always interesting to photograph. Whenever I hear of
one in the area I always travel to see it. Fortunately I've never seen
anyone hurt in one. People always make a big deal about train safety.
When one person is hurt it makes national news. At least 14 people were
killed recently in an Amtrak wreck. It was on the news all day long.
Reporters pretending to be objective, interviewing morons on the street
saying how dangerous trains are and how they'll never ride on one
again. More people were killed today on their way to work than will die
all year riding on a train. More people are killed crossing the street
in one day than are killed in a year by trains.
And look at the alternative. Would you rather have a hundred more
trucks on the road for every one chemical tank car that passes by? The
majority of all train accidents are caused by people. People in cars
and trucks who disregard the safety precautions, ignore the signs and
flashing lights, and drive around the crossing gates. 14 people died
today because a truck driver with a suspended license ignored the
flashing lights because he thought he could make it before the train.
He was wrong. And the reporter on CNN said its a good thing the train
had a black box on board so we can find out the cause of the accident.
The train hit a truck you idiot! Sorry for getting up on the soap box.
And now for the pictures...