Royal Gorge Route Railroad: Conductor Killed in Accident

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Royal Gorge Route Railroad: Conductor Killed in Accident

Post by jhdeasy » Mon May 30, 2016 9:50 am

I'm very sorry to read about the death of Ms. Leslie Cacy, a Conductor on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, who was killed in an accident while working on the line's passenger excursion train on Saturday, May 28, 2016. It appears that she was standing in the doorway at the end of a car, protecting a backup move into the station at Canon City, but lost her hold, slipped and fell underneath the train and was run over.

http://www.koaa.com/story/32089961/woma ... enic-train

https://www.facebook.com/RoyalGorgeRouteRailroad

My condolences to her family and her railroad co-workers.

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Re: Royal Gorge Route Railroad: Conductor Killed in Accident

Post by BR&P » Mon May 30, 2016 10:22 pm

Very sad!

That underscores that railroading is an unforgiving environment, whether it's a Class I main line or a tourist train creeping slowly along. Any mistake can possibly bring injury or worse.

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