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!
I asked this on another mailing list...

"Are their "dead-man" (or other "surveillance" level) controls
at Metrolink driving positions?"

To which the answer came...

"Believe it or not the MetroLink engines DO NOT have any kind
of a dead man or emergency train stop system in use if
something happens to the engineer."

Which shows where the real 'insanity' lies.

I can't think of any other 1st world country where that would be
permitted in 'line haul' level operations.



Bill Bolton
Sydney, Australia

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