Author Topic: Engineer intentionally crashes engine near Mercy ship in L.A. harbor.  (Read 561 times)

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A train engineer intentionally drove a locomotive full speed ahead off the end of rail tracks near the USNS Mercy, which was docked at the port after transporting necessary supplies for coronavirus efforts to California hospitals.

Federal prosecutors charged Eduardo Moreno, 44, with train wrecking, after he admitted in two separate police interviews that he intentionally crashed the train because he was suspicious of the Navy hospital ship in the dock.

"Moreno stated that he thought that the U.S.N.S. Mercy was suspicious and did not believe ‘the ship is what they say it’s for,’” according to the criminal affidavit.
Moreno expressed concerns to authorities that the ship had an alternate purpose than to assist with COVID-19 and was potentially linked to a government takeover and he derailed the train to "wake people up."
“You only get this chance once. The whole world is watching. I had to," Moreno told investigators, according to the complaint. "People don’t know what’s going on here. Now they will.”
A California Highway Patrol officer who witnessed the crash said he saw “the train smash into a concrete barrier at the end of the track, smash into a steel barrier, smash into a chain-link fence, slide through a parking lot, slide across another lot filled with gravel, and smash into a second chain-link fence.”
Video footage recorded from the locomotive’s cab and reviewed by the Los Angeles Port Police shows the train clearly moving at a high rate of speed before crashing through various barriers and coming into close proximity to three occupied vehicles, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. A second video shows Moreno in the cab holding a lighted flare.

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What was the Movie that the Two Engineers took the Engine because the Railroad was going to shut them down. They Dead Headed the Engine to the City where they were waiting for them.

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End of the Line with Wilford Brimley and Kevin Bacon. Indyspy made reference to it yesterday https://indianarailroads.org/board/index.php?topic=21775.msg200647#msg200647

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That was it. That was a good movie. You forgot Leo Pickett and Holly Hunter.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2020, 12:57:05 PM by trainmaster53 »

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Geez. Being an engineer, you'd think that Moreno would know that "autoracks" transport sheeple to Guantanamo.

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That was it. That was a good movie. You forgot Leo Pickett and Holly Hunter.

No!  Levon Helm was the actor, Leo Pickett was the character he played in that movie.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2020, 09:27:37 PM by IndyKing »
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