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Date: 01/13/20 06:39
Reno fatality
Author: clearstack

Reno ch 2 news reporting train struck a pedestrian near 4th and Sutro (would be approx. 1-2 mi. east of Amtrak station).



Date: 01/13/20 07:01
Re: Reno fatality
Author: BAB

Thinning of the heard.



Date: 01/13/20 08:22
Re: Reno fatality
Author: SteveC

Wow!  Really poor taste!



Date: 01/13/20 08:29
Re: Reno fatality
Author: radar

SteveC Wrote:
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> Wow!  Really poor taste!

It is Trainorders tradition.  I've been on here since the 1990's, and there's always been someone to make the same, really clever comment.



Date: 01/13/20 08:38
Re: Reno fatality
Author: HotWater

radar Wrote:
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> SteveC Wrote:
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> > Wow!  Really poor taste!
>
> It is Trainorders tradition.  I've been on here
> since the 1990's, and there's always been someone
> to make the same, really clever comment.


So,,,,,,,,,,the damned train swerved off the track, struck and killed a pedestrian, then returned back onto the track????



Date: 01/13/20 09:06
Re: Reno fatality
Author: nickatnight

Or, someone made a mistake in judgement, as we all have, and all will.   

No need to add insult to injury. 

Nickatnight 



Date: 01/13/20 09:08
Re: Reno fatality
Author: JohnM

How's that Grand Torino running?



Date: 01/13/20 10:04
Re: Reno fatality
Author: SP4360

"Get off my lawn!"



Date: 01/13/20 10:17
Re: Reno fatality
Author: funnelfan

Could have been a suicide for all we know.
 

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



Date: 01/13/20 15:13
Re: Reno fatality
Author: YoungOldHead




Date: 01/13/20 15:19
Re: Reno fatality
Author: dcfbalcoS1

        Adding insult to injury is when they hold the train for four hours supposedly for an investigation. A three year old could finish these investigations well enough to let the train go in 20 minutes. The rest is clean up work. Suicide, drunk, doper, ear buds in groovin' to the tunes, jogger following the rails - same result.



Date: 01/13/20 15:42
Re: Reno fatality
Author: dan

don't document all the evidence, then the default jury verdict will hold the rr liable for thousands and thousands



Date: 01/13/20 16:08
Re: Reno fatality
Author: PHall

Train doesn't move until it's released by Law Enforcement and/or the Coroner.
That's the law.



Date: 01/13/20 18:02
Re: Reno fatality
Author: DMac

Handicapped with A death wish that  was granted swiftly & without prejustice.

Danny McLean
Center, TX



Date: 01/13/20 22:09
Re: Reno fatality
Author: JLKirk

That's on the east side of the trench, almost to the switch where the Reno branch (formerly WP) veers off on the north side.

Joel Kirk



Date: 01/14/20 05:53
Re: Reno fatality
Author: BAB

SteveC Wrote:
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> Wow!  Really poor taste!
Too bad you didnt read the others first....................ho hum



Date: 01/14/20 11:37
Re: Reno fatality
Author: SteveC

BAB Wrote:
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> SteveC Wrote:
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> > Wow!  Really poor taste!
> Too bad you didn't read the others
> first....................ho hum

Well to post "Thinning of the herd"  is a cold and unthinking thing to post.  There was a classic story that rings a familiar tone.   Scrooge was reviled for the quote.  "If they would rather die," said Scrooge, "they had better do it, and decrease the surpluss population."   No matter who this 52 year old was, there is most likely someone who if mourning his death.  It is also pretty callous to the train crew that they are reduced to a position of herd thinning.   I stand by my statement!

Steve



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/14/20 11:40 by SteveC.



Date: 01/14/20 14:43
Re: Reno fatality
Author: agentatascadero

Time was, here in America, when we thought badly of other cultures that "didn't value human life".   "Ho Hum", as some would say.

AA
 

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



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