are train engineer’s licensed by anybody and how does such a young punk get the job in the first place?
Amtrak Train Crash: Engineer Identified, Being Questioned
By M. Alex Johnson
The engineer of the Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday night has been released from the hospital and was identified Wednesday as Brandon Bostian.
Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia confirmed the identification of Bostian after other sources named him to NBC News. Records of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen indicate that Bostian has worked for Amtrak since April 2009.
Philadelphia’s mayor and police commissioner said the engineer had been questioned, but it couldn’t immediately be determined whether he was cooperating with investigators.
The National Transportation Safety Board said the train derailed when engineer slammed on the emergency brakes as it went through a curve in north Philadelphia at 106 mph — more than double the 50-mph speed limit. The crash killed at least seven people and injured scores of others.
Image: Brandon Bostian was the engineer of the derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia.
is this kid even all of 27? he looks like an assistant driller for Christ’s sake! how did he get to be an engineer? is he somebody’s nephew? I bet he makes the same kind of money as an AD somewhere! WHAT THE FUCK!
of course you know that this punk was asleep at the FUCKING switch! If these engineers don’t have some form of license requiring seatime then time to implement this NOW!