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Metra Engineer Suspended for Letting Teen Drive Train

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    “Obviously this is unacceptable. This is a serious matter,” said Warren Flatau, spokesman for the Federal Railroad Administration.

    A Metra engineer has been suspended for allegedly allowing an 18-year-old train enthusiast to operate the controls of a commuter train.

    Three engineers were charged with allowing an “unauthorized person” into the cab of a locomotive, and one of the three was charged with allowing that same person to operate the controls, a spokesman for the Federal Railroad Association said.

    The Chicago Sun-Times has the full story.