Rule #2: Don't be offended if someone knows more than you.
Its also hard to imagine that our rail assests have been allowed to deteriorate to such a state of affairs. I think the line where this occurred (Shelbyville Sec) is down to 10mph and 25 mph in most places and doesn't even connect to Cincinnati anymore.
Sad Story. I looked at the ariel photos of the accident site and was quite surprised to see that area is still fairly rural. I assumed that the city would have swallowed that area up by now when I read the story. What's the story on the track switch? I assume this was for a passing siding since there is nothing else out there, but it seems like it is seperated pretty far from the main track. Optical delusion?