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Train Accidents/Disasters Train Trips
The CBA's Train Day game is played each year in connection with the National Train Day celebration. National Train Day was initiated four years ago essentially as an Amtrak-related marketing device.

This year's Train Day game had an additional element because soldiers from the United States found plans outlining a terrorist attack on North American railroads. These plans were discovered in Osama Bin Laden's Pakistan home at the end of April and media sources have indicated there might have been a plan to attack the railroad system on the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 airplane attacks.

Does the fact that the Train Accidents beat the Train Trips in this personal cosmic game have any connection or meaning to Al Qaeda's desire to wreak havoc on the railroad transportation system in the United States? A careful analysis of the boxscore and the scorecaard does not reveal anything even close to a connection. Instead, this game suggests that train travel has become increasingly safer as train technology advanced.





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Train History Timeline Train Accidents before 1900
Train Accidents
Eden Train Disaster 3B
Wunthro Train Disaster LF
Tangua Train Disaster CF
Bihar Train Disaster RF
St. Hilaire Train Disaster 2B
Harmelen Train Disaster 1B
Markdorf Train Disaster SS
Alcafache Train Disaster C
Dwor Train Disaster P
Train Trips
Indian Pacific Train SS
Tren de las Nubes 2B
Vodka Train 1B
Wilhelm Tell Express RF
Overland Express CF
Ghan 3B
Shongololo LF
Deccan Odyssey C
Capitol Limited P

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     Inn. 1: TrainAccidents
[Starter] CapitolLimited
Eden              7          . . .
Wunthro           6/E-3      . . X
X@2:Wunthro       CS 2-4     . . .
Tangua            1B         . . X
Bihar             5-3        . X .
     Inn. 1: TrainTrips
[Starter] Dwor
IndianPacific     5-3        . . .
TrendelasNubes    5-3        . . .
VodkaTrain        7          . . .
     Inn. 2: TrainAccidents
StHilaire         HBP        . . X
Harmelen          5 (Foul)   . . X
X@2:StHilaire     CS 2-6     . . .
Markdorf          6-3        . . .
     Inn. 2: TrainTrips
WilhelmTell       1B         . . X
X@2:WilhelmTell   CS 2-4     . . .
Overland          BB         . . X
*SB:Overland      SB         . X .
Ghan              1B         . X . 1
Shongololo        9          . X .
DeccanOdyssey     8          . X .
     Inn. 3: TrainAccidents
Alcafache         E-1        . . X
Dwor              1B         . X X
Eden              5-4-3 DP   X . .
Wunthro           3B         X . . 1
Tangua            5-3        X . .
     Inn. 3: TrainTrips
CapitolLimited    5          . . .
IndianPacific     E-8        . X .
TrendelasNubes    6-3        . X .
VodkaTrain        2B         . X . 1
                  WP         X . .
WilhelmTell       1B         . . X 1
Overland          1B         . X X
Ghan              7          . X X
     Inn. 4: TrainAccidents
Bihar             5-3        . . .
StHilaire         1B         . . X
X@2:StHilaire     CS 2-4     . . .
Harmelen          4-3        . . .
     Inn. 4: TrainTrips
Shongololo        3 (Foul)   . . .
DeccanOdyssey     BB         . . X
CapitolLimited    2-3 SAC    . X .
IndianPacific     6-3        . X .
     Inn. 5: TrainAccidents
Markdorf          9          . . .
Alcafache         1B         . . X
Dwor              3-1 SAC    . X .
Eden              1B         . . X 1
X@2:Eden          CS 2-4     . . .
     Inn. 5: TrainTrips
TrendelasNubes    5-3        . . .
VodkaTrain        6-3        . . .
WilhelmTell       5-3        . . .
     Inn. 6: TrainAccidents
Wunthro           1B         . . X
*SB:Wunthro       SB         . X .
Tangua            E-5        . . X 1
Bihar             5-4 F      . . X
*SB:Bihar         SB/E-2     X . .
StHilaire         5-3        X . .
Harmelen          1B         . . X 1
Markdorf          K          . . X
     Inn. 6: TrainTrips
Overland          6          . . .
Ghan              5-3        . . .
Shongololo        1B         . . X
DeccanOdyssey     8          . . X
     Inn. 7: TrainAccidents
Alcafache         4-3        . . .
Dwor              K          . . .
Eden              7          . . .
     Inn. 7: TrainTrips
CapitolLimited    4-3        . . .
IndianPacific     4-3        . . .
TrendelasNubes    6-3        . . .
     Inn. 8: TrainAccidents
Wunthro           5-3        . . .
Tangua            7          . . .
Bihar             2B/E-7     X . .
StHilaire         1B         . . X 1
*SB:StHilaire     SB         . X .
Harmelen          BB         . X X
Markdorf          3-1        X X .
     Inn. 8: TrainTrips
VodkaTrain        HR         . . . 1
WilhelmTell       1B         . . X
Overland          2-3 SAC    . X .
Ghan              8          . X .
Shongololo        9          . X .
     Inn. 9: TrainAccidents
Alcafache         6-3        . . .
Dwor              5-3        . . .
Eden              1B         . . X
Wunthro           8          . . X
     Inn. 9: TrainTrips
DeccanOdyssey     4-3        . . .
CapitolLimited    K          . . .
IndianPacific     E-4        . . X
TrendelasNubes    BB         . X X
VodkaTrain        BB         X X X
WilhelmTell       6          X X X

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Game Date May 7, 2011
Game Time 2 hours 58 minutes
Weather Partly Cloudy, 71o
Attendance Undisclosed
Umpires Michelle Bachmann
Ron Paul
Paul Ryan
Official Scorer Ross B. Capon
Game Most Cosmic Player
(MCP)
The Vodka Train

Game Comments

This game's umpires were selected from those members of the United States House of Representatives who voted in favor of Amendment No. 43 which would have reduced Amtrak's 2011 capital grant by $446 million. The amendment was defeated, 250-176 (nayes to ayes).


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