Re: Completely OT - US stock Re: Old stock


Bill Bolton
 

On Fri, 19 Sep 2008 17:29:00 -0400, Bob wrote:

If you had seen any of pictures of the LA metro and UP freight
collision in Chatsworth CA a few days ago you would not think
then insane!
Safety practices need to start a ***LONG*** before a head-on
collision.

The "insanity" in FRA approaches is the sort of safe-working practices
they allow passenger rail operators to get away with, while insisting
on rolling stock construction standards which make relatively little
difference in an accident such as the recent Metrolink event.

Even a simple train stop and catch-point would have kept the two
trains involved in the Metrolink event apart. That is century+ old
rail technology that was designed to provide for safe operation with
relatively fragile wood-bodied passenger rolling stock!

Cheers,

Bill

Bill Bolton
Sydney, Australia

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