Jul 09, 2013
Hi geezrtek, Here's a copy of my post on the train derailment: The way the brakes work on a train is that it takes air pressure to release them. If there is no air pressure the brakes are set, stopping the train. Get it? Someone had to release the brakes (turn the air pressure on) in order for the train to "run away" the way that it did. I suspect that Eco-terrorists wanted this train to run away and derail, cause a big oil spill and turn everyone against rail transport of oil. I don't believe that they expected the train to derail and explode the way it did and all those people to lose their lives. But this was a man made tragedy, no a simple accident.