Ocala Mike wrote:....... What I don't understand is why the two locomotive crews were not in radio contact with each other at the "meet."Because they were running on signal indication buddy.
Ocala Mike wrote:Got you loud and clear, UPRR Engineer. The signals rule, as they should.I wasnt being rude eather buddy , my post sounds bad when i read it also, there aint any other way to explain it with out being blunt.
MNRR_RTC wrote: I wonder, in this case, if both trains were equipped with a cab signal system, could the accident been prevented?.........or the train would of dumped.Cab signals arent fail safe eather, human error can and does still take place. If your still not paying attention to the lights, your hand acknowledges the signal but your brain doesnt. Theres some other situations also where the human factor makes cab signals useless.
silver 60 wrote:I'm a conductor for the UP and seeing this video is very disturbing. I know alot of people on here are railfans and enjoy every thing about the railroad. But i must say for the guys who run the rail to see this is very very bad.......I have a relative who despite never having had an accident, the poor guy is permanently freaked from plow duty and it ended his career. I understand where anyone in the industry would find this footage disturbing, but I think you're overlooking it's value as a training tool. Don't let the rookie wonder, SHOW the rookie the price of carelessness. It might spare someone else from becoming an emotional cripple or worse. I haven't worked around tracks in decades and this still sends a chill down my spine.