Posted by Julio Pastine on January 28, 2012 
As Chief Transportation Officer of Trenes de Buenos Aires and a railfan who supports your site with frequent photo submissions, I firmly disagree with your decision of accepting this picture in your database. When this picture was taken there were eleven dead bodies still trapped inside the remnants of the wrecked bus, and an army of policemen, firemen and health professionals battled for two hours to rescue the driver of the eastbound train, who was finally retrieved alive (but seriously injured) from the cramped and crushed driving compartment to be driven to a hospital where he still remains. I am sure that this is not the kind of railroad scenes You want to show in RailPictures, even if the picture has been seen by a high number of people. So I hereby respectfully ask you to reconsider the acceptance of this image, and also ask you to evaluate its deletion from your worldwide reknown database. Thank you. Julio C. pastine.
Posted by on February 2, 2012 
I couldn't agree with you anymore!
Posted by George B. Katz on February 2, 2012 
In support of Mr. Pastine's politely worded request, keeping the photo on-line is the worst form of tabloid journalism and represents truly reprehensible judgement on the part of the editors. If the purpose of its prolonged display is to gauge member sentiment, you now have my clear voice calling for its removal to add to the mix. Oh, I'm sorry- there is no mix. The opinion is passionately one-sided. Shame on you all!
Posted by Stephen A. Benkovitz on February 2, 2012 
Wile I respect the wishes of the previous people who have commented I have to disagree. This is a newsworthy event and the photo not only shows news but also history. Besides there are many videos of the actual crash on line and here is one of this tragic event
Posted by on February 3, 2012 
The photo does not show pictures of dead or wounded. Journalistic only reflects a train accident. I do not see why it should not be in railpictures
Posted by Pete Reynolds on February 7, 2012 
Before it was brought up in a comment I didn't know that there are still 11 bodies and a still trapped train driver. This picture and others like it need to be brought out into the public forum if for no other reason than to point out that it is another good reason to stay out from in front of trains and not cross tracks until it is safe to clear them. Knowing that the bodies are still in there makes no difference either, they are not shown in the picture.
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