An unattended train left alone near Spokane has the attention of the Transportation Security Administration. It’s just one of several trains a Seattle-area TV station found left running and without a crew during a recent investigation throughout the state. With their camera rolling, the KOMO TV crew was able to hop on board and remain in the lead locomotive unchallenged by train security.
The KOMO news team also found a train sitting in the dark thirty miles north of Spokane running with the key left in the cab of the locomotive.
So why the concern?. Anyone could throttle up a locomotive and take a train on a joy ride. A local TV station, KXLY, did this report on the situation.