Two workers killed in Iowa freight tr...

Two workers killed in Iowa freight train collision

There are 13 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 17, 2011, titled Two workers killed in Iowa freight train collision. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A coal train rear-ended a train carrying maintenance equipment about an hour outside of Des Moines on Sunday, killing two crew members and shutting down the tracks.

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Zingbopper

Birchwood, WI

#1 Apr 17, 2011
It's light at that time of day and it's flat land. How can they not have seen the other train? If they blew the whistle, you'd think the two other men could have at least jumped from the train.
Maybe they were both sleeping like the air traffic controllers.
Rip

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Apr 17, 2011
Maybe it was foggy hard to say. Im sure they will investigate and maybe they had cameras on board. But it is a tragic event and in the end there will be some families that will be morning the loss of their loved ones.
Javier

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Apr 17, 2011
This would not have happened to Casey Jones and Roundhouse Rodney. Someone really dropped the ball on this one!!!
rorr

Lodi, WI

#4 Apr 17, 2011
It was heavy fog this morning.
casey jones

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Apr 17, 2011
Zingbopper wrote:
It's light at that time of day and it's flat land. How can they not have seen the other train? If they blew the whistle, you'd think the two other men could have at least jumped from the train.
Maybe they were both sleeping like the air traffic controllers.
good point!!!!!!!!!!and interesting!!!!!!!!!!
miss bee

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Apr 17, 2011
Rip wrote:
Maybe it was foggy hard to say. Im sure they will investigate and maybe they had cameras on board. But it is a tragic event and in the end there will be some families that will be morning the loss of their loved ones.
morning should have mourning-just saying
Anonymous

Lady Lake, FL

#7 Apr 17, 2011
zingbopper and javior, you're both idiots.
rorr

Lodi, WI

#8 Apr 17, 2011
two people died and your making jokes? The people who do that job work thankless hours away from their family and know the risks to do that work. But shouldn't be your joke of the day when they die doing that job. Get another hobby.
Larry

Humble, TX

#9 Apr 17, 2011
I am related to one of the people in this terrible wreck and I really think you could respect the ones who died and the ones who will have to live with this memory for the rest of their lives. Instead of smart jokes, how about prayers instead?
RR Engineer

Chicago, IL

#10 Apr 17, 2011
Zingbopper and Javier, do you have any idea how long it takes to stop a moving train, especially a heavy coal drag? I'm not saying the accident couldn't have been prevented, but it's not like they could just step off the gas and it would stop right away.
Anonymous

Lady Lake, FL

#11 Apr 18, 2011
RR Engineer wrote:
Zingbopper and Javier, do you have any idea how long it takes to stop a moving train, especially a heavy coal drag? I'm not saying the accident couldn't have been prevented, but it's not like they could just step off the gas and it would stop right away.
They are the resident trolls.
old guy

Hudson, WI

#12 Apr 18, 2011
Javier wrote:
This would not have happened to Casey Jones and Roundhouse Rodney. Someone really dropped the ball on this one!!!
thats because they never left the station.
Been There

Highmore, SD

#13 Apr 25, 2011
worked for the RR most of my life, it was the most dangerous place on the earth and the RR's work you to the point of insanity, I was tired all my working life . . finally quit when I was fifty, could not stay awake at 10 mph or fifty mph, lost friends along the way and consider myself lucky to have survived, by the way the work rules are not the same in Canada or Europe, much more focused on human side instead of the companys', but then its Europe and we all know that its all socialism over there, In merika we are Christians and we can take abuse from the wealthy and elite . .

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