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Automated Train

There's a mile-long automated train in Australia.

 

American railroads are looking into it.

 

Remember when it was a big deal with getting rid of brakemen?  Feather bedding the railroads called it.

 

And now they will get rid of engineers.  I'm not sure when the last time is an engineer was able to stop a train in time to save someone stuck on the tracks, so maybe it will make no difference.