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Re: I never realized so many trains derailed until my Internet kept going out
From: Richard A Steenbergen <ras () e-gerbil net>
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 15:36:07 -0500

On Sun, Jan 29, 2006 at 06:37:47AM -0500, Sean Donelan wrote:


It was the third multi-day outage experienced by Comcast Western Slope
customers. The two previous also came as a result of train derailments.

One Aspen Comcast customer told the Aspen Times that he learned a lot
about train derailments as result of his service interruptions.

"I never realized so many trains derailed until my Internet kept going
out," said Michael McVoy.

You know, I was wondering when someone was going to mention this one. 
Personally I think the massive almost-3-day outage on the Qwest and GX 
longhaul on this path (which of course is a critical link in the northern 
path crosscountry fiber routes) was a LITTLE more important, but I guess 
this is better than nothing. Before a few Comcast people bitched about 
their cable modems, the only coverage of this story was about the ~100 
skiers who had to take a bus back to Denver.

From what I saw the actual outage was caused by the railroad crews doing 
cleanup, not the initial derailment. They also took their sweet time 
removing the cars, and didn't let splicing crews into the tunnel for days.

Richard A Steenbergen <ras () e-gerbil net>       http://www.e-gerbil.net/ras
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