An few questions by CB Sashenka for Vladtepesblog
Derailment and Crash of Amtrak Train from Washington to NYC, passing through Port Richmond in NE Philadelphia
The media is discussing possible causes to the crash. However, one possibility mentioned but not being discussed at all in the media, is this: Did a PROJECTILE that hit a SEPTA Philadelphia commuter train traveling northbound to Trenton, and busting the engineer’s window, about 15 minutes prior to the Amtrak derailment and only 3.5 miles away, crippling the train, have anything to do with the Amtrak derailment and crash?
Amtrak and Septa trains run parallel to one another from Philadelphia to Trenton (see figure 1).
Waiting to hear more from the blackbox report.
So far, nothing more from the media on this projectile.
The “other” possible causes of the Amtrak train crash being investigated are the following: what was the track condition like? Do we know how fast the train was going when it entered the curve? Was the engineer conducting the train appropriately? We know that in 1943, a train derailed near the very same curve, killing 79 and injuring 117. So speed is a major factor, as it needs to be reduced in this area.