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Swiss Train Collision: 44 Injured in Head-On Crash (VIDEO)
Christian Post ^ | July 29, 2013 | Brittney R. Villalva

Posted on 07/29/2013 1:07:46 PM PDT by george76

A head on collision involving two commuter trains in Switzerland has resulted in the injury of 44 people.

The collision occurred between the cities of Moudon and Payerne at about 6:50 p.m. local time, reports said. It is unclear at this point what caused the collision to occur.

"We don't know why this crash happened," Swiss Federal Railways spokesman Reto Schaerli told CNN. "There is currently no train service between these two cities until midnight tonight at least."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agenda21; collision; crash; highspeedrail; highspeedtrain; highspeedtrains; rail; swiss; swisstrain; switzerland; train; trainwreck

1 posted on 07/29/2013 1:07:46 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76
Train Crash Video
2 posted on 07/29/2013 1:15:08 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: george76

Not very safe to travel in Europe these days.


3 posted on 07/29/2013 1:15:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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First Italy, then Spain, now Switzerland! Can’t anybody do anything right nowadays...


4 posted on 07/29/2013 1:16:37 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: george76

Preview of coming attractions here if Obama gets his way with high speed rail and union drivers.


5 posted on 07/29/2013 1:17:10 PM PDT by AU72
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To: dfwgator

bad couple of weeks to be Willie Green...


6 posted on 07/29/2013 1:17:11 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: george76

First the train crash in France, then Spain and now Switzerland. Anyone else feeling the “Happenstance/Coincidence/Enemy Action” vibe?


7 posted on 07/29/2013 1:17:54 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: proxy_user
First Italy, then Spain, now Switzerland! Can’t anybody do anything right nowadays...

Actually first was in Paris, with a derailment, I was in Paris when it happened, in fact that very same day earlier we had taken the TGV from Lyon to Paris.

8 posted on 07/29/2013 1:18:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: george76
"We don't know why this crash happened,"

1. Two trains

2. Same track

3. Same time frame

4. Opposite directions

9 posted on 07/29/2013 1:19:01 PM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: Bronzewound

If a train leaves Paris headed east at 137 MPH, and another train leaves Bern headed west at 141 MPH, how many joints do the engineers have to smoke in order to ensure a head-on collision killing all aboard?


10 posted on 07/29/2013 1:23:41 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: george76

Can’t wait for some hack to chime in and assure us that this happens all the time, but the media is just hyping it up.


11 posted on 07/29/2013 1:25:30 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Buckeye McFrog

lol


12 posted on 07/29/2013 1:31:11 PM PDT by kanawa (FB...Save George Zimmerman from racial onslaught)
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To: Bronzewound

That’s a hell of a way to run a railroad.


13 posted on 07/29/2013 1:31:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Bronzewound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_63zVcz9Dw


14 posted on 07/29/2013 1:35:38 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: george76

This is really out of character for the Swiss. They are usually so meticulous.


15 posted on 07/29/2013 1:36:22 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: george76

Al-Qaeda’s new hacking strategy? Trains are far more automated than they use to be.


16 posted on 07/29/2013 1:36:25 PM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: cripplecreek

Mussolini had the trains running on time without any crashes.

Now THAT’s the fascist efficiency we need in Amerikkka to get our economy running again!


17 posted on 07/29/2013 1:40:26 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Charles Martel

Canadian crude oil train?


18 posted on 07/29/2013 1:40:55 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Buckeye McFrog
If a train leaves Paris headed east at 137 MPH, and another train leaves Bern headed west at 141 MPH, how many joints do the engineers have to smoke in order to ensure a head-on collision killing all aboard?

Its a trick question. Trains in Switzerland and France measure speed in kilometers.

19 posted on 07/29/2013 1:42:05 PM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Thanks! Very cool.

What makes him extra cool is how can hold that cigarette in his picking hand while he plays. Even Eric Clapton has to put his between the headstock and strings while he plays.

20 posted on 07/29/2013 1:47:02 PM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: Bronzewound
oops, should read: What makes him extra cool is how he can hold that cigarette...
21 posted on 07/29/2013 1:48:34 PM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: newfreep
Mussolini had the trains running on time without any crashes.

And with alternate energy green fuels no less.

Italian scientists discovered that any organic material could be converted to liquid fuel, even spices.

Yes.

They ran the trains on thyme...

22 posted on 07/29/2013 1:48:51 PM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: null and void

LOL - post of the day!


23 posted on 07/29/2013 1:53:30 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: george76

Gotta love those high speed trains .... fits in with the Agenda 21 population reduction requirements.


24 posted on 07/29/2013 1:55:01 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The only growth industries left under Progressives are government and poverty.)
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To: george76; a fool in paradise

Anxiously awaiting to hear the names of the train operators from the newly hired ace reporters of the KTVU station in Oakland. (Three old ones were fired last week.)


25 posted on 07/29/2013 1:58:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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Can’t anybody do anything right nowadays...

No.

26 posted on 07/29/2013 2:26:40 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: elkfersupper

it is either Atlas Shrugged or Idiocracy.


27 posted on 07/29/2013 2:27:33 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: george76

Italy, Spain and Switzerland in rapid succession. And we haven’t talked about the possibility of terrorist bombs? Seems like some kind of sabotage to me.


28 posted on 07/29/2013 2:29:39 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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What’s with all the train wrecks lately?


29 posted on 07/29/2013 3:11:57 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
“If a train leaves Paris headed east at 137 MPH, and another train leaves Bern headed west at 141 MPH, how many joints do the engineers have to smoke in order to ensure a head-on collision killing all aboard?”

That depends on which train reaches the point of intersection first at which point that train automatically has the right of way and is allowed to deduct the first 15 casualties from the accident report.

30 posted on 07/29/2013 4:03:13 PM PDT by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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To: GOP_Party_Animal; All
I remember this LocoCam video very well. I was working at the GE Diesel shop in Galesburg, IL at the time.

Train on the main overshot the signal... scary stuff. You can hear the door on the short hood open as the crew bails out... and can see the opposing crew bailing as well.

The bitch of all this stuff is that it comes down to someone simply not doing their job. Class 1 railroads are more inclined to hire brainless zombies off the street before hiring veteran Enginemen and Conductors. The rationale is that the Railroad can then brainwash the recruits to fit their corporate mold... there is little tolerance for common sense or actually taking the safe course of action.

What happens is people are hurt or killed, and the Feds come out with some new regulation, and the railroad embraces it, as it sets a minimum standard that the Railroad will follow... and when something goes wrong, they are not at fault because they are following the law.

It's making things worse and worse out there as far as I am concerned. Every day out on The Railroad feels like being in Afghanistan.

31 posted on 07/29/2013 6:29:39 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Revolting cat!
No idea on the staffers involved but where was this accident in proximity to Wankdorf Centre?


32 posted on 07/29/2013 8:05:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Revolting cat!
Was this the Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi – Regional Bus and Rail Company of Canton Ticino?


33 posted on 07/29/2013 8:14:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: proxy_user; Revolting cat!
First Italy, then Spain, now Switzerland! Can’t anybody do anything right nowadays...

Next thing you know there will be a rash of shark attacks, then pitbull attacks. Brought on by global warming, no doubt.

34 posted on 07/29/2013 8:18:12 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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