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Wed Dec 20, 2017, 05:02 PM

The beauty of Autism...

While everyone "we" saw was proclaiming that the engine involved in the Washington state train accident was a Talgo, my son properly identified it as a Siemens Charger (SC-44). MSNBC, and any other news agencies who tried to convince him differently, were flat out wrong. According to his research, this engine didn't come into service in Washington state until December 18, 2017.

If he was incorrect, let us know.

Edited to add: If it was a Talgo, it was a Talgo Pendular.

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cbreezen Dec 2017 OP
FM123 Dec 2017 #1
cbreezen Dec 2017 #3
Squinch Dec 2017 #2
cbreezen Dec 2017 #4
Squinch Dec 2017 #5
mapol Sep 2019 #10
mapol Sep 2019 #11
marble falls Dec 2017 #6
cbreezen Dec 2017 #7
marble falls Dec 2017 #8
cbreezen Dec 2017 #9

Response to cbreezen (Original post)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 05:23 PM

1. I loved that you described it as the "beauty" of autism.

I have a family member with autism and yes, there are many qualities that are beautiful and then some.

PS I did not know that DU even had an Asp/PDD group - how wonderful you are here!

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Response to FM123 (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 06:50 PM

3. He's a stickler...

just like his mom!

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Response to cbreezen (Original post)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 05:59 PM

2. I work with a lot of people with autism. I love it. You know where you stand and I have yet

to experience any type of malice from a person with autism.

I find it really refreshing. Rather that trying to show them how to be more like me, I find myself trying to be more like them.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 06:52 PM

4. He's my pride and joy...

I couldn't be more pleased!

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Response to cbreezen (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 06:55 PM

5. Best to both of you.

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Response to cbreezen (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:23 AM

10. Well..

I couldn't be more pleased!


You should be! (Picture me waving back at you!)

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:26 AM

11. Not all people on the autism spectrum are the same, however.

There are varying degrees of it, ranging from mild enough so that they're almost "normal", to severe enough so that they're not able to go out and lead normal, independent lives in ordinary society.

Many people on the autism spectrum also have co-morbid disorders, such as intellectual disabilities, seizure disorders, and ADD or ADHD, as well.

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Response to cbreezen (Original post)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 08:50 PM

6. I won't even look it up, my experince is your son is right, I'd bet the farm on it......



Siemens Charger (SC-44)




Talgo Pendular

Your son is right from what I saw.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 09:03 PM

7. I am alexsei

and I knew that it was a charger because I looked closely at the picture and I knew the design of the engine. And i thank you greatly.

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Response to cbreezen (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 10:43 PM

8. You've got a good eye. What cinched it for me was the fan shroud roof panel and the line of the...

front of the locomotive was curved and ran straight back from the window all the way to the back. I remembered seeing that on the news photos.

I've been interested in locomotives since I was young. I am old enough to have ridden the last steam locomotive passenger run from Chicago to Cleveland on the Nickle Plate Road. I got on in Toledo. I was four or so and I still remember it and that the conductor looked like George Goebel (a comedian on TV).

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Response to marble falls (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 20, 2017, 10:56 PM

9. I am saying thank you

For the reply to my post that I sent not too long ago, maybe about an hour or so. I appreciate the reply and I was so excited to hear from you. Thank you for replying and merry Christmas to you!

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