Three amtrak crashes in two months

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Canada
February 4, 2018 2:26pm CST
Why so many crashes? On Sunday there was another deadly Amtrak train collision in South Carolina leaving 100 injured and 2 dead. It collided with a parked freight train early this morning. This Amtrak crash makes it the third one in a couple months. On Dec 18th a derailment in Washington injured dozens and killed 3 people. Last week an Amtrak train with Republican congressmen hit a vehicle killing one and injuring two people in the vehicle. I am now rethinking my life long love for trains. Even though the death toll isn't that high, a train crash is the scariest thing I can imagine. I rode trains a lot when I was little and only once as an adult. I have great childhood memories of the train. Have you ever rode on a train?
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@lovebuglena (6393)
• Staten Island, New York
4 Feb
Thankfully I was never a part of the train crash or derailment. Must be a very scary thing to experience.
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• Canada
4 Feb
Never been in a train crash either but had a very scary train ride once.
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@1hopefulman (28482)
• Canada
4 Feb
I love riding trains. However, it is strange that so many train accidents and derailments are taking place all over the world.
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• Canada
5 Feb
Not sure what the problem is but I am having second thoughts about riding them
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@1hopefulman (28482)
• Canada
5 Feb
@Freelanzer I hear you!
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@cintol (6408)
• United States
4 Feb
I have only ridden on a train once and it was so much fun, I just told my husband the other day that we should look into a train ride some where but now I am starting to rethink that.
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• Canada
5 Feb
I rode trains regularly as a child and have wonderful memories. Always wanted to take a vacation using the train - maybe one day.
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@cintol (6408)
• United States
5 Feb
We will see if we still want to go but with all the crashes lately, whats up with that. Scary
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@jstory07 (67145)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Feb
We rode trains everywhere when we lived in Europe.
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• Canada
4 Feb
I love trains and rode them a lot when I was a child
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@jstory07 (67145)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Feb
@Freelanzer If I ever have the time I would love to ride one again.
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@Plethos (10315)
• United States
5 Feb
Ive never ridden a train, but i would like to.
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• Canada
5 Feb
It is a lot of fun but lately a bit scary with all those accidents
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@jaboUK (53935)
• United Kingdom
5 Feb
Yes I've been on lots of trains when I was a child - they were steam trains then and very exciting. I rarely go on a train nowadays.
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• Canada
5 Feb
They are just not the same today. I guess they are faster and more comfortable today but I .oved the old fashioned ones
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@TRBRocks420 (77627)
• Banks, Oregon
5 Feb
They better step up there safety precautions, that is unacceptable.
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• Canada
5 Feb
I hope they do something soon
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Feb
I have ridden on a train a few times. I was thinking it would be nice to travel that way if I ever went anywhere in the future. Now I am wondering if that would be wise.
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• Canada
5 Feb
I have the same concerns
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@Corbin5 (106414)
• United States
4 Feb
I have only ridden on the commuter train to and from our suburb to the city of Chicago. I do not think I have ever used Amtrak.
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• Canada
5 Feb
Same here. The commuter train was the main form of transportation as a child and I loved it.
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@Courage7 (6008)
• United States
4 Feb
Yes I have many years ago. It is sad to know of this terrible train wreck once again Amtrak
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• Canada
4 Feb
Yes it is sad especially when lives are lost.
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@Kandae11 (37040)
4 Feb
I wonder if speed has anything to do with it. I would never feel comfortable traveling in high speed trains.
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• Canada
4 Feb
I think speed might have something to do with it. I prefer the slower train rides on level ground.
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
5 Feb
I never had the opportunity but I think it would be interesting @Freelanzer .
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