Doon, IA train derailment cause not determined yet

I think we have some pretty good guesses though;

“The cause of the accident hasn’t been determined yet. It’s easy to assume that it was flood-related and that may be very well what caused it, but we’re not going to make an assumption at this point,” Williams said.

I find it interesting that the FEDS haven’t said the cause yet. Where are our investigative reporters when you need them? The stories coming from Doon shortly after the derailment was that the train decided to cross the tracks that were covered with water. Why?

I would think that protocol would say NOT to do such a thing, or at least send a test vehicle across the water covered tracks first to look for damage. With the massive cleanup effort I suspect that BNSF knows exactly what happened and are trying to ‘cleanup’ or at least ‘coverup’ the mistake. The public deserves an answer ASAP, but will we ever hear it?


#1 JKC on 07.03.18 at 4:04 pm

They did a good story about making sandwiches for the workers and volunteers, however…. 😉

#2 Rich on 07.04.18 at 12:26 am

You can call the NTSB and request a status of its investigation: 202-314-6000

#3 D@ily Spin on 07.04.18 at 10:06 am

Realistically, I suspect hydroplaning. With speed, anything can skip across water above the track. It’s possible there would have been no accident if they’d eased across the submerged tracks.

I’m expecting ‘Doon, the movie’. It’s been awhile since Kevin Costner was here for ‘Field of Dreams’ and ‘Dances with Wolves’. Bring it.

#4 JKC on 07.04.18 at 4:10 pm

How about ‘Doonsday,’ with sequels like ‘The Return of Bakken’ and ‘Halliburton Hell’ with cameo appearances by the former VP as “Sheriff Dick” and Kelly Ann as the BNSF spokesperson with Reince Priebus as the nervous reporter…. In the final movie, Trump will appear in Doons like Nixon did in the movie ‘Cold Turkey’ (1971).

#5 Thomas on 07.04.18 at 6:00 pm

The worst mistake that any investigator or reconstructionist (or criminal investigator) can make is zeroing in on one item of interest to the exclusion of other evidence or information. Second worst mistake is putting any investigation on an artificial timeline. Be patient, the questions will be answered.

Do not ever forget the name: Richard Jewel.

#6 Ljl on 07.05.18 at 8:46 am

Gosh if we only had a safer way of transporting crued and fuel underground.?. Hmmm

#7 l3wis on 07.05.18 at 9:12 am

There is a safer way, stop using fossil fuels. I’ve never heard of a wind or solar spill or cleanup.

#8 Ljl on 07.05.18 at 10:09 am

Sure 50 or 60 years from now. Should we just starve and freeze to death in this liberal dream world you believe exsisting while power storage technologically catches up to the jerry brown bullshit propaganda?

#9 Rich on 07.05.18 at 8:44 pm

Sure, pipelines are safe. Oh, wait.

And let us not forget the oil pipeline leak a few years back near Freeman. A leak that was discovered by the landowner, not the pipeline company.

#10 JKC on 07.07.18 at 12:01 am

What about solar flares? Perhaps, solar panels encourage them? Or, windmills might attract tornadic activity, too…. Its just a few thoughts….. Thus, it might be safer to stick with the explosive Bakken crude, huh? At least its catastrophe is limited to it surroundings unlike a solar flare wiping out our digital world or a tornado rampaging for miles…. 😉

Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handey’s conservative cousin