by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
i read in some yahoo groups that there was a accident involving two trains on the River line, does anyone have any links to the story? also, where is the River Line?
Moderator: MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
trainfreak wrote:Yeah that derailment ruined my day. I missed UP 2001 becuase of it. So it seemed to be human error that resulted in this derailment. But why was he that close to Q161 anyway? And if Q161 was in the block ahead of him wouldnt he have had a red signal?
I had noticed that according to the computer, he tried to stay set-back as a conductor as often as possible.............perhaps they rushed him too quickly through training.....not the first time, and unfortunately, since all CSX worries about is cutting $$, I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't the last.How about... "since all the unions care about is $$ and power from a fat, dumb and happy membership, I wouldn't be surprised if they rally to keep these incompetents employed with the railroad."
Cowford wrote:Whether he's a conductor or an engineer, he should know the response required for a signal indication and if the engineer doesn't react properly, the conductor should put her in emergency.I agree. They really should take their job seriously enough to 1) know the signals cold, and 2) stay awake and work as a team.