Prosecutors: Engineer deliberately ran train off tracks in attempt to smash the USNS Mercy

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  1. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

    SAN PEDRO, LOS ANGELES (KABC)

    The Pacific Harbor Line train derailed Tuesday, running through the end of the track and crashing through barriers, finally coming to rest about 250 yards from the docked naval ship.
    Federal prosecutors allege train engineer Eduardo M, 44, of San Pedro intended to hit the ship, saying he thought it was "suspicious" and did not believe "the ship is what they say it's for.'"
    The train crashed into a concrete barrier at the end of the track, smashed through a steel barrier and a chain-link fence, slid through one parking lot and then a second lot filled with gravel and hit a second chain-link fence. It came to rest after passing under a ramp leading to the Vincent Thomas Bridge. The train remained in that position Wednesday.

    No one was injured in the derailment, but the train leaked fuel that required a hazmat response.
     
  2. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    ah yeah, schizophrenia ..
     
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  3. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Eduardo M is going to have some time to reflect on that!
     
  4. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Or drugs.
     
  5. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Chinese spy sent to sabotage our relief efforts
     
  6. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    the capitalists like using glorified names for employees so they dont have to pay them more.

    for example locomotive engineer.

    associate at walmart.

    hygiene technician.
     
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Locomotive engineers are considered skilled employees. Try handling a 6,000 foot train over a mountain grade and tell me it isn't "skilled". You're from Canada, and should know better.

    Most Class 1 engineers make about 150K, and have very demanding jobs in terms of job knowledge.
     
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  8. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Wut
     
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  9. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

     
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  10. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Eduardo is probably big on Ralph Nader tweets too.
     
  11. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Hobo holes tell no tales
     
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  12. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    i was a conductor and once or twice the engineer even let me at the controls
     
  13. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    yea but they arent deserving of the name engineer. should be pilot or captain or something.

    i think they make about $100k. alot of their pay comes from being on call and away from home for a day or 2.
     
  14. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

     
  15. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    u sick animal
     
  16. zubenelgenubi

    zubenelgenubi Well-Known Member

    This sounds like the work of AM radio, IMO. Guy probably listens to Coast to Coast all night. It's enough to addle any mind.
     
  17. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Miniature trains don't count Ricky.
     
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  18. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    i did the real thing. i would still be doing it if it werent for my bad health. or if i didnt get fired from the big railways, but i was too lazy.
     
  19. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Did he let you blow his whistle?
     
  20. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

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