Amtrak train derails in Washington state onto Interstate 5; ‘multiple fatalities’ reported: Terrorism?

Al Qaeda said they were planning this type of activity on statewide train tracks.

Until this can be proved otherwise or they claim credit, there is no reason to doubt them.

Seriously, how much effort would it take to derail a train?

People located near train tracks that they will be considered terrorists until proven otherwise.


They have conducted this type of activity, world wide.

Source: Please use your favorite search engine and type in Al Qaeda and train bombings as there are too many to list.

Fox News

By Katherine Lam, Travis Fedschun 

December 18, 2918

An inaugural ride on Amtrak’s new line meant to speed train service in Washington state turned deadly Monday after a train carrying more than 80 people derailed outside of Tacoma — causing several train cars to tumble from an overpass onto an interstate highway, officials said.

“Multiple fatalities” were reported after Amtrak train 501 derailed about 7:30 a.m. along Interstate 5 as it was leaving the new Tacoma station, Pierce County Sheriff’s Spokesman Ed Troyer said.

He did not specify the number of people killed. 



An Amtrak train derailed south of Seattle early Monday, causing “injuries and casualties,” according to officials.  (Washington State Patrol Trooper Brooke Bova)

The train was traveling southbound from Seattle when it derailed.



Police previously said several cars were struck by the Amtrak train cars, injuring multiple drivers on the highway. No motorists’ deaths were reported, according to Pierce County officials.

Amtrak said 78 passengers and five crew members were on board the train, part of its “Cascades” service from Seattle to Portland, Ore. It received reports of passengers and crew members injured that were taken to the hospital. Service for two Amtrak Cascades trains were canceled.

A highway camera showed at least one train car toppled onto the road, causing a traffic jam. Photos tweeted by Washington State Patrol Public Information Officer Brooke Bova showed one detached and smashed on the ground. Another car was dangling from the overpass.

Chris Karnes, who was on the train — three or four cars back from the front — told The Associated Press: “I’m not sure what got hit. I’m not sure what happened.”

Bova told Fox News’ “Happening Now” that people are advised to avoid Interstate 5 and that clearing the area will be an “all day” process.

Kaines, the chair of Pierce Transit’s advisory board, said on Twitter “The train has derailed. Emergency crews are on the scene. Massive damage. People are hurt.” He said the train appeared to have hit a truck, adding that the car was “destroyed.”

The train was going 81.1 mph moments before the derailment, according to, a website that maps Amtrak train locations and speeds using data from the railroad’s train tracker app.

The maximum speed along the stretch of track, known as Point Defiance Bypass, is 79 mph, according to information about the project posted online by the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Wendy Simmons told Q13 Fox she arrived shortly after the derailment as people were helping the injured.

“First responders actually climbed up into the dangling cars to get people out,” Simmons said. “People were pulling first aid kits out of their cars — putting jackets on people.”

The National Transportation Safety Board said a “go-team” is departing from Washington, D.C., to investigate Monday’s derailment. The Federal Railroad Administration also tweeted it has investigators en route to the scene.

The Washington State Department of Transportation said that drivers should expect long delays and avoid the area. Southbound Interstate 5 near DuPont was closed shortly after the derailment after traffic backed up for miles.

Washington Sen. Patty Murray tweeted she was “heartbroken by the news.”

Monday was the first day of schedule changes to include two new round trips between Seattle and Portland, according to the Amtrak website. Amtrak train 501 is part of the new route running between Portland and Seattle daily.

The Washington Department of Transportation spent $180.7 million project on passenger train improvement project, which sped up service by removing passenger trains from a route along Puget Sound that’s bogged down by curves, single-track tunnels and freight traffic.

Amtrak train route WSDOT


A map showing the new route where an Amtrak train derailed outside Tacoma, Washington.  (Washington Department of Transportation.)

Monday’s accident came just two weeks after Lakewood mayor Don Anderson made a chilling comment saying it was only a matter of time a deadly derailment will occur, according to KOMO News.

He advocated for grade separations to protect people from trains.

“Come back when there is that accident, and try to justify not putting in those safety enhancements, or you can go back now and advocate for the money to do it, because this project was never needed and endangers our citizens,” Anderson said at the time.

The southbound lanes of Interstate 5, which see about 60,000 vehicles per day, are expected to be closed for “an extended period,” according to the WSDOT.



About JCscuba

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8 Responses to Amtrak train derails in Washington state onto Interstate 5; ‘multiple fatalities’ reported: Terrorism?

  1. Brittius says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
    Investigators will need to look for indications of sabotage.
    In the Pacific Northwest, there are also a number of kooks, who would not be above that sort of activity. Hold your horses on the terrorist angle and do not give them credit until there is some conclusive evidence.
    It will be an Open & Active investigation for quite some time, considering there are fatalities involved. Boots on the ground, and intelligence (human and electronic) will be required. The situation is not a typical ground ball to first base.


    • JCscuba says:

      I agree, but the incidence of their involvement is so overwhelming, as I said, google it. You would be amazed. Thanks for your comments Dr. B. J.C.

      Liked by 1 person

    • malenurseken says:

      But you know, given whats been going on in the country, BRING DOWN TRUMP, Id accuse terrorists BEFORE I discredited them as your doing! Its first place ID look! And dollars to donuts, A POLITICIAN IS INVOLVED! I got a message today on instagram. the 7 TRILLION dollars OBUMMA took and it said most went ti middle EAST! I admit a good share did! But PLENTY went to failed GREEN energy companies, (CAMPAIGN DONORS), And UNIONS! (also donors ! ) AND INTO PERSONAL DEM POLITICIANS POCKETS! NO shovel ready jobs! And this was what the message on instagram was talking about. Referring to the tragedy in Wash State! Those trillions OBUMMA spent, WHY NO INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIRS???? OBUMMA NEEDS TO BE HUNG TILL DEAD!


      • JCscuba says:

        Indeed, when politicians and alphabet soup agencies are involved, trust no on.


      • Brittius says:

        you state many facts. No argument about those however, investigations are conducted under a neutral assumption until evidentiary facts are found. Considering loss of lives are involved, rather than jumping the gun, it serves the families and gives closure, when the actual cause(s) are determined based upon a thorough investigation. NTSB has investigators on the scene, Washington State Police has investigators on the scene, Washington State DOT has investigators on the scene. WaOSH has investigators on the scene. Pierce County Sheriff’s Office has investigators on the scene, AMTRAK has investigators on the scene.
        All of us should consider it like a day of fishing where we need to relax and wait for a fish. Could be a big fish. Could be a small fish. Could be no fish.


  2. JAFC says:

    American railway cars (supported by two 4-wheel “trucks”, one at the end of each car) still use 19th century technology. Many American tracks still lay on wooden ties instead of concrete piers. This is 2017, not 1897.


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