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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 January 2012

IDIOT DRIVERS BEWARE:

Union Pacific conductor Mike Howes radios instructions Friday. Police
and railroad officials stepped up enforcement around rights of way as a
message to stay safe near trains. (Andy Holzman / Staff
Photographer)With six people killed by trains in the San Fernando
Valley this year, police on Friday issued new warnings about rail
safety and stepped up efforts to cite people for violations. 

The new enforcement effort came even as Anaheim authorities were
investigating the death of a man hit in his car by a freight train
Friday. 

Police on Friday cited a total of 34 drivers for railroad violations
and six pedestrians for trespassing, including several homeless
individuals who had cut through fences to set up encampments, police
said. 

Anyone not using designated railroad crossings, such as those walking
parallel to the tracks - even on the shoulders - can be considered
trespassing on private property, police said. Pedestrians and drivers
who go around lowered gates can also be fined. 

Of the six train deaths in the San Fernando Valley this year, two were
by suicide. Three were reported within just the last two months. 

"The force of a 30-car freight train hitting your car is equivalent to
the force of your car crushing an aluminum soda can," said Capt. Ivan
Minsal of LAPD Valley Traffic. "You're talking about tons and tons of
force coming across that rail against your 5,000-pound car or your
200-pound body." 

Last month, a 72-year-old woman was killed by a freight train in
Pacoima. Police believe she was talking on a cell phone and did not
hear the approaching train. 

"That phone call can make you lose your life," said 
---
Union Pacific Railroad spokeswoman Lupe Valdez. "You'd be surprised
how quiet these huge trains can be." 
An engine weighs about 400,000 pounds and carries 5,000 gallons of
diesel fuel. 

Passenger trains typically travel about 68 mph. Cargo trains move about
55 mph and can take up to one mile to stop. 

The trains extend about three feet from the tracks on both sides, but
that doesn't include hoses, pipes or equipment attached to the cars,
police said. 

Officials recommended that pedestrians stay at least 15 feet from the
tracks, and to get out of cars stalled in a train's path. 

"Trains always have the right of way," Minsal said. "They're the
big guys ... you will never win."

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 January 2012

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/01/freight-trains-collide-in-nw-indiana/1?csp=34news

http://www.nbcchicago.com/traffic/transit/train-accident-porter-county-indiana-136825653.html

3 freight trains collide in NW Indiana, trigger massive fire

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 January 2012

'International Park:' Name changed to alleviate dangers at railroad
crossing

http://www.times-herald.com/local/Change-made-to-alleviate-dangers-at-railroad-crossing--2014977

When truck drivers attempt to cross the tracks at Walt Sanders Road,
they often get stuck -- with more than 100 such incidents since 2003.

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Name: RRJ
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 06 January 2012

The majority members of the BLEt ratified the contract. They could of
rejected it. You state screw CSX, UTU, & BLEt but you like those yearly
bonus checks and pay raises in the CSX/BLEt on-property SSA. Those BLEt
members who don't have on-property contracts like the Union Pacific
had a bigger stake then those on CSX. Can't blame them for wanting a
20 1/2% increase compared to only 18% if it went the distance and
congress forced the PEB. It only affects your healthcare the BLEt did
manage to get delays for 18 months on full implementation compared to
the UTU contract. Blame the UTU they're always first to sign if they
had a backbone by joining the other rail unions it might of been
different.

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Name: Evans
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 05 January 2012

The national was ratified.  This proves the carrier can and will do
whatever it wants.  Healthcare isn't what it was just wait till next
contract.  We will even give up a little more.  The time I retire the
carrier wont contribute nothing. 


Utu, Ble, Csx   FUCK YOU

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 January 2012

Seems like BNSF can find some gates to steal real quick when it's their
employees getting blindsided!

Safeguards installed at site of fatal BNSF train collision
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway installed automatic flashing
lights and crossing gates at the three-track crossing Dec. 20 where
three people died in March when a freight train struck their van, BNSF
spokesman Gus Melonas said Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Federal Railroad Administration's investigation into
the March 23 accident should be ready for public release in the next
two months, spokesman Mike England said Wednesday.
Killed in the crash at the Kelso train yard were Coach America shuttle
van driver Steven Sebastian of Castle Rock and BNSF employees Tom Kenny
of Shoreline and Christopher Loehr of Seattle. A third railroad
employee, Dwight Hauck of Auburn, was injured. State officials say a
parked train would have made it difficult for the driver to see the
Seattle-bound train that struck the van.

092454B--Private At Grade---Passenger Service: AMTRAK---Total Trains:
53---Maximum Time Table Speed: 75---Type and Number of Tracks: Main: 2
Other: 1--Crossbucks:2 Highway Stop Signs:2

====Accident    1 ===== RR report NW0311200 ===== Crossing ID 092454B 
===== 
On Mar 23, 2011 a FREIGHT TRAIN operated by BNSF Rwy Co. [BNSF] hit a
VAN at approximately  4:25PM in Washington in COWLITZ county  on
PRIVATE road.  The incident occurred in/near KELSO city. The rail
equipment was reported to have been traveling at 047 Mph with  3
locomotive(s) and 106 cars(s).  The VAN had been traveling in an
easternly direction at 009 Mph. 
The railroad was operating on main line track over a private road
crossing.  It was cloudy, during the day and the tempe
rature was  59.  There were  3 death(s) and   1 injured in this
incident and a Railroad Injury/Illness Report (form FRA-
55a) was also filed. The 59 year old male driver was moving            
on the crossing and was reported to have not stopped.  There were  4
occupant(s) in the vehicle.  The view of the track was obstructed by
standing railroad equipment. Hazardous material was not being
transported by rail or highway vehicle.  
The crossing was protected by:                                         
                                                
    Stop signs, Crossbucks                                             
                                                
         --GRAND TOTALS--Retrieved 1  report(s) For 1  accident(s)
invoving     3 locomotives and     106 cars    Causing 3  deaths and 1 
injuries

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2012

L@N
"""Just a little hint, don't walk down the middle of
the tracks listening to your Ipod because you will be a hood ornament
for an EMD."""

So your a murderer railroad safety guy who can't give examples?

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Name: L&N
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2012

Name Pines: Son, when you understand a little more about the RR, I will
try to explain RR safety to you. For me to explain what I have done to
a person who thinks the answer to safety is puttin a steering wheel on
a train, that would be a hugh waste of my time.  You need to educate
yourself alot more about the RR and how it OPERATES, ( Hint, it has
nothing to do with the Roman Empire ) Then I will tell you. You seem
you are not even interested in learning. you are just being bone
headed.  Either you don't listen or you don't want to learn.  You
need to grow up.  Just a little hint, don't walk down the middle of
the tracks listening to your Ipod because you will be a hood ornament
for an EMD.

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2012

So L&N my safety task for today. This report shows train crew were
injured in the cause but not entered in the injury count or any other
injury report I can find. Is that legal? Crossing collision history
shows 5 other CSX crew hurt in three other collisions. They also left
this collision off of the crossing collision history because like 3
collisions in a year isn't good.

Now your keywords are US6 road: Lack of yellow before red on the junk
signals: Write your report

=====Accident   23 ===== RR report 000095293  ===== Crossing ID 228816S
 =====                                          
On Oct 05, 2011 a FREIGHT TRAIN operated by CSX Transportation [CSX ]
hit a TRUCK & TRAILER at approximately  8:56AM in 
Ohio in WOOD county  on US6 road.  The incident occurred in/near
BRADNER city. The rail equipment was reported to have b
een traveling at 035 Mph with  2 locomotive(s) and  75 cars(s).  The
TRUCK & TRAILER had been traveling in an easternly 
direction.                                                             
                                                
The railroad was operating on main line track over a public road
crossing.  It was clear, during the day and the tempera
ture was  65.  There were  0 death(s) and   1 injured in this incident
and a Railroad Injury/Illness Report (form FRA-55
a) was also filed. The 54 year old male driver was stalled or stuck  
on the crossing and was reported to have (unknown)
.  There were  1 occupant(s) in the vehicle.  The view of the track was
not obstructed. Hazardous material was not being transported by rail or
highway vehicle.                                                       
                        


                                                                       
                    The crossing was protected by:                      
                                                                   
    Gates, Standard flashing lights, Bells (audible), Other devices    
                                                


                                                                       
                                                


                                                                       
                                                

E43403 WAS EASTBOUND ON #2 MAIN ON PEMBERVILLE SUB WHEN A TRACTOR
TRAILER INITIALLY WAS NOT SLOWING DOWN FOR THE CROSSIN
G BUT WHEN PROTECTION DEVICES ACTIVATED THE TRUCK DRIVER APPLIED HIS
BRAKES AND SLID TO A STOP. THE TRUCK ENGINE STALLED
 AND DRIVER WAS UNABLE TO RESTART IT. THE TRAIN STRUCK TRUCK IN DRIVER
SIDE DOOR. TRUCK DRIVER AND TRAIN CREW WERE INJUR
ED. PROTECTION ALSO AT CROSSING: ADVANCE WARNING AND PAVEMENT MARKINGS.

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 04 January 2012

So L@n you've done nothing for railroad safety you can write about?

American railroad tracks are 56.5" wide (the "gauge") because the
English built the first railroads in America and they used that width.
Why did they use that width? Because the first rail lines were built by
the same people who built the pre-railroad tramways, and that's the
gauge they used. Why did "they" use that gauge then? Because the
people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that were
used for building wagons which used that wheel spacing.

Why did wagons have that particular odd wheel spacing? Because older
wagon ruts throughout England used that spacing, and if they changed
it, wagon wheels would break by either falling into or being forced out
of the old ruts, which were 56.5" wide.

The old ruts were that size because the roads were built by the Romans,
who arrived in England in 54 BC and left about 400 AD. Their wagons, and
their chariots before their wagons, used that spacing, and that spacing
was used all over Europe and wherever Rome conquered, because their
wagons used the identical wheel base everywhere. So the modern railroad
track width derives from the Roman chariot.

Why was the Roman chariot track width 56.5"? Because that was the
width of a chariot that would equal the width of two "standard" Roman
horses. Thus, wagon and horses would fit through the same narrow street.
Specifications and bureaucracies live forever!

Such curious dimensions continue today. A space shuttle sitting on its
launch pad has two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the
main fuel tank. These are solid rocket boosters, or SRBs, made by
Thiokol at their factory in Utah. The engineers who designed the SRBs
might have preferred to make them a bit fatter, but the SRBs had to be
shipped by train from the factory to the launch site. The railroad line
from the factory had to run through a tunnel in the mountains. The SRBs
had to fit through that tunnel. The tunnel is just wide enough to
accomodate a railroad car, and the railroad track is about as wide as
two horses' behinds, (and we now know why) so the booster rockets were
made to fit.

The major design feature of what is arguably the world's most advanced
transportation system was determined over two thousand years ago by the
width of a horse's ass!

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Name: L&N
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 January 2012

Name Pines:  I stated that you did not know how the railroad operates
and you bring up Roman chariots...  Just what the hell are you talking
about.  Chariots have NOTHING to do with how the railroad operates. 
You just do not make any sense.  You talk about loads being top heavy
and tipping over, again your lack of railroad knowledge is coming out. 
Loads DO NOT tip over you idiot. 



What have I done for railroad safety, you ask.   I have done more than
you can possibly fathom.  I would explain all that I have done but your
lack of railroad knowledge would just be a waste of my time.  Besides,
you would not understand it anyway but I will tell you this, it does
not include steering wheels on engines.  You say you are pushing for
the RR to be charged 3 times the amount for violation?  First off, who
the hell are you any way?  What are your qualifications?  What makes
you an authority?   Son, you are a wanna be foamer.   How about stiffer
fines for people who put engr and condr lives in danger when they BREAK
THE LAW and run through gates, talk on the cell phone.  How about  I I
D installed in all automobiles.  People who do not pay attention put
everyone on the road in danger.  When they do not pay attention and go
across RR tracks they put there own lives in danger...



People who pull out in front of trains do not live.  But you have to
ask yourself a question, Do I feel lucky, well do you ya, you
moron...Son, you need to wake up and smell the diesel fuel...In a way I
kind of feel sorry for you.

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Name: 
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2012

Just a comment on Sucky Brakes.

Pines is a nut, however he is on the topic when he says Trains have
Sucky Brakes.

Light engines in my time (with a cab) were the worst. It was so
unusual, every move (Main track) was dangerous.

Just moving a locomotive is easy, stopping is something else. The old
brake shoe is so obsolete.

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Name: NoMo
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2012

What?

So 2012 is going to be one of those years!

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 30+ years
Posted: 02 January 2012

Pines, are you for real? Get a life and stay the hell off this site....

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 02 January 2012

Name: L&N
'''Mr Pines: It is obvious you do not know how a train or the
railroad 
operates.'''

Sure I do. The tracks were put into the Roman chariot ruts and are two
horse asses wide. The idiot railroads haven't figured out wider is
better on the top heavy loads tipping over.

I sent Mikey Ward my Christmas lights to light up the front of the
stupid blue colored trains. Also some used sneakers and blue prints of
the hydraulics and arms to be fitted in between the existing wheels for
better breaking.

What have you done for RR safety?

Also am pushing for state/feds to fix all found railroad violations and
charge the railroads three times the costs.

Oh --- In case you never heard of defensive driving:::
The standard Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations, ANSI/ASSE
Z15.1, defines defensive driving as "driving to save lives, time, and
money, in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of
others."[1] This definition is taken from the National Safety
Council's Defensive Driving Course. It is a form of training for motor
vehicle drivers that goes beyond mastery of the rules of the road and
the basic mechanics of driving. Its aim is to reduce the risk of
driving by anticipating dangerous situations, despite adverse
conditions or the mistakes of others. This can be achieved through
adherence to a variety of general rules, as well as the practice of
specific driving techniques.

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Name: L&N
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Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2012

Mr Pines: It is obvious you do not know how a train or the railroad 
operates.  What you have purposed is absolutely ridiculous.  First off,
a train runs on tracks and is operated not driven.  I guess you do not
know the laws, regulations and personal accountability when you drive a
car.  Maybe there should be a law that every car STOP at every railroad
crossing at grade and the driver be responsible for his/her own
actions.  I have scrolled back and read some of your comments, and
frankly son, you really do not have a clue.

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2012

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=23:1.0.1.7.27&idno=23#23:1.0.1.7.27.2.1.6

(3) The State and FHWA shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to
inspect materials recovered by the railroad prior to disposal by sale
or scrap. This requirement will be satisfied by the railroad giving
written notice, or oral notice with prompt written confirmation, to the
State of the time and place where the materials will be available for
inspection. The giving of notice is the responsibility of the railroad,
and it may be held accountable for full value of materials disposed of
without notice.

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 01 January 2012

Hmmm-- Like using my sneakers for brakes on a my run away go cart the
train steering wheel would run the belly brakes on the bottom of the
rail cars and brake parachutes on the top of the rail cars. In the
middle of the steering wheel the video monitors linked to the along
tracks video monitors of the mile of track coming up. You know to make
up for the non swerve capability of the train. Swerving is any
defensive driver book.

Just the other day a gas truck was blocking my road.

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Name: PO
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Employed as: Conductor, for Less than 1 year
Posted: 01 January 2012

GET the vacations in..  Jim,  get off your fat ass and put the vacations
in..

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Name: Jim
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Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 31 December 2011

Ringing in 2012 and CSX still sucks!

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