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PC: Your tax $ at work
- Subject: PC: Your tax $ at work
- From: longodshall@xxxxxxxxx (Lon Godshall)
- Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 19:54:44 -0500 (EST)
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Got this little item off ERN for your reading displeasure.
Seems the feds have nothing better to destroy.
With tear in eye,
STAGED CRASH TESTS PASSENGER SAFETY
Investigators in Pueblo have deliberately crashed an old Penn Central
passenger car which once ran the rails in Philadelphia. The crash
into a barrier at 35-miles-an-hour was performed to collect data in an
effort to make passenger rail travel safer.
Rail car builders say they will use data gleaned in the crash to make
seats and flooring in new passenger trains safer. The old railroad car
reportedly jumped three feet in the air on impact, throwing crash
dummies that were not wearing seat belts throughout the car. The crash
completely crushed the first six feet of the car, but officials point
out that the chances of a real train coming to a dead stop at that speed
are pretty remote.
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