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Last edited by CRail on Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:16 pm, edited 2 times in total. Reason: Fallacious statements and conduct unbecoming.
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MBTA3247 wrote:When shuffling trains around the yard, the engineer will stay in the cab of the locomotive, with a conductor or brakeman on the rear of the train during backup moves to relay signal indications, switch positions, remaining distance, etc by radio. Otherwise you'd be wasting a lot of time while the engineer repeatedly walks from one end of the train to the other and performs a brake test.Although that has now changed after the incident, the engineer must now always lead when possible on the DB and MM.
8th Notch wrote:Well I’m going to assume you have no clue as to what happened here nor the territory involved. For starters the engineer was not on the leading end operating the train so he is not fully responsible for the train passing the stop signal. Secondly cab signal rules are not in effect on the Dorchester branch so there wouldn’t be any signal info displayed in the cab. So maybe you shouldn’t be so quick to jump to conclusions without knowing all of the facts and while the investigation is ongoing. You don’t know whether someone had a medical emergency, something failed mechanically on the equipment or within the signal system, or all of the above so maybe get your facts straight before posting ignorant remarks about the crew being idiots.Excuse my ignorance but they announced on the news from the investigation that it is the crews' fault for running the red signal. That's why they said it was human error, not a mechanical failure like the other recent ones were. And yes I do wait for the news to bring the facts from the investigation out before opening my mouth. Thank you very much! Well it doesn't matter now, they said that crew is out of service while the investigation continues.