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Re: CSX collision in PA
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2016, 02:19:29 PM »
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Re: CSX collision in PA
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2016, 06:45:48 PM »
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http://www.delcotimes.com/general-news/20161028/freight-trains-collide-head-on-in-chester-township-2-injured

Great reporting here --- english must be their second language
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The head-on collision occurred in the 2300 block of Concord Road, about a block from the Felton Hose and Chemical fire department, shortly before 8:30 a.m., Chester Township Police Chief Kenneth Coalson said. Early indications were that one freight train rear-ended the other, knuckling into the fuel tank, resulting in a fuel spill. It was later determined the impact was head on.

which is it?

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Re: CSX collision in PA
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2016, 06:55:27 PM »
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which is it?

So maybe if the head was up the rear it could be both?   :?
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Re: CSX collision in PA
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2016, 07:26:05 PM »
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which is it?

Both sentences say it was head-on.  What's the problem?  :?

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Re: CSX collision in PA
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2016, 07:37:30 PM »
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Leave it to someone in politics to try and cash in on such a accident... lets hop his constituents know that DOT will investigate this as standard course of action.

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Re: CSX collision in PA
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2016, 07:49:18 PM »
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guess I need to learn how to read  :facepalm:

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Re: CSX collision in PA
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2016, 10:53:29 PM »
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I heard the radio transmissions from this.  The one engineer admitted he ran a signal.  He was going 25mph and went into emergency and head ended about 7 mph. 

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Re: CSX collision in PA
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2016, 11:00:55 PM »
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I heard the radio transmissions from this.  The one engineer admitted he ran a signal.  He was going 25mph and went into emergency and head ended about 7 mph.

He's likely to be looking for new employment, and probably not in the transportation industry.
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Re: CSX collision in PA
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2016, 11:04:52 PM »
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He's likely to be looking for new employment, and probably not in the transportation industry.

Both crew members will be out of service, but If they're honest in the investigation, not drunk/high and have a good record the union may be able to get their jobs back... depending on the specifics of the incident of course...
« Last Edit: November 02, 2016, 11:08:30 PM by Missaberoad »
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Re: CSX collision in PA (2016): Damning NTSB Report
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2017, 12:43:27 PM »
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Talk about taking safety casually!

http://www.progressiverailroading.com/amtrak/news/NTSB-Amtraks-weak-safety-culture-led-to-fatal-derailment--53275?

My favorite quote from the article:

"... Post-accident toxicology tests found that the backhoe operator tested positive for cocaine, the track supervisor tested positive for codeine and morphine, and the train engineer tested positive for marijuana. ..."

Yikes.  :scared:
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Re: CSX collision in PA
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2017, 01:33:23 PM »
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Sounded like one big party!  :D

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Re: CSX collision in PA (2016): Damning NTSB Report
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2017, 02:33:02 PM »
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My favorite quote from the article:

"... Post-accident toxicology tests found that the backhoe operator tested positive for cocaine, the track supervisor tested positive for codeine and morphine, and the train engineer tested positive for marijuana. ..."

Yikes.  :scared:

I hadn't heard this before.  Yowza!  But, to be fair, the track supervisor's positive drug results could be due to meds by prescription.  The others?  Um, no.

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