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The Light at the End of the Tunnel is a Train

Another fatal rail crash in the States, the second in less than a week.

Accidents like this are turning out to be a regular thing for Amtrack over the last few years. It seems the more the service gets scaled back, the more accidents happen. I mean, even India, a comparatively primitive country with a sprawling bowl-o-spaghetti rail network doesn’t have as bad a track record (no pun intended). Isn’t it time some questions were answered?

In a related note, I’m having second thoughts about getting the train from Seattle to Oakland when I eventually do my Pacific coast trip. Greyhound seems much more comfortable.