Engineer’s Struggle to Stop Metro-North Train – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Saturday, February 07, 2015

For the train’s engineer, it began as a struggle in the darkness against the laws of physics.

At first, Steven Smalls, who was operating the Metro-North Railroad train in Tuesday evening’s deadly crash, first saw a reflection on a road crossing ahead, a National Transportation Safety Board official said Friday.

But as soon as Mr. Smalls…

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