Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments on Train 501????
Author: ex-BN
Date: 12-24-2017 - 07:30

Let's keep in mind that this is a short stretch of track (under 15 miles) and should not be that hard to learn for an experienced engineer. Especially a passenger train which takes a fraction of the skill required to operate a heavy freight on mountain grade. (Yes I've done both.) Focusing on repetitive training runs is a red herring.

There is one adage I always followed: If you don't know where you are, go slow. I was qualified on over 500 miles of track, CTC, ABS, dark mainline and branches. If you don't know exactly where the next restriction is you slow down in advance. Far better to run 30mph for an extra mile than the alternative. The two mile advance speed boards are reflectorized and are easy to see in the dark with a bright headlight and ditch lights.

Bear in mind I am not blaming the engineer in this accident. There is always the possibility of mechanical failure or a medical issue.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Railroad Investigator Comments on Train 501 Steve Carter 12-23-2017 - 23:46
  Re: Railroad Investigator Comments on Train 501 OPRRMS 12-24-2017 - 00:27
  Re: Railroad Investigator Comments on Train 501 Steve Carter 12-24-2017 - 00:33
  Re: Railroad Investigator Comments on Train 501 OPRRMS 12-24-2017 - 00:58
  Re: Railroad Investigator Comments on Train 501 Max Wyss 12-24-2017 - 04:38
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments on Train 501???? BOB2 12-24-2017 - 05:31
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments on Train 501???? tundraboomer 12-24-2017 - 05:36
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments on Train 501???? BOB2 12-24-2017 - 05:49
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments on Train 501???? Berg 12-24-2017 - 07:28
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments on Train 501???? Hot Water 12-24-2017 - 08:18
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments on Train 501???? ex-BN 12-24-2017 - 07:30
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments on Train 501???? BOB2 12-24-2017 - 09:04
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments on Train 501???? straight shooter 12-24-2017 - 09:18
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments on Train 501???? Nudge 12-24-2017 - 16:04
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments on Train 501???? Pilawt 12-24-2017 - 09:25
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments-Target Audience..... BOB2 12-24-2017 - 09:59
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments-Target Audience..... ex-BN 12-24-2017 - 10:35
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments-Target Audience..... Pilawt 12-24-2017 - 10:42
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments-Target Audience..... tundraboomer 12-24-2017 - 10:49
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments-Target Audience..... BOB2 12-24-2017 - 11:57
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments on Train 501???? OPRRMS 12-24-2017 - 10:30
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments on Train 501???? RWS 12-24-2017 - 22:14
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments on Train 501???? Commenter 12-24-2017 - 22:46
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments on Train 501???? ron 12-25-2017 - 09:28
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments on Train 501???? Retired RR 12-25-2017 - 10:22
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments on Train 501???? SP 0-6-0 12-24-2017 - 21:56
  Re: Railroad "Investigator" Comments on Train 501???? 102500 12-25-2017 - 19:38
  Re: Railroad Investigator Comments on Train 501 Kenn 12-26-2017 - 12:57
  Re: Railroad Investigator Comments on Train 501 102500 12-26-2017 - 15:27
  Re: Railroad Investigator Comments on Train 501 AnonYWCYN 12-28-2017 - 16:09
  Re: Railroad Investigator Comments on Train 501 Anon 12-28-2017 - 15:54


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