News about last year's BC derailment

BoxcabE50 Feb 1, 2020

  1. BoxcabE50

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  2. HemiAdda2d

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    I have been watching this unfold, and it does look like it's about to get ugly. It's sad either way, as 3 railroaders needlessly lost their lives.
     
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    I had not been following this one but the term "cover up" makes it sound bad. Any theories on what the cover might be?
     
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  4. mmi16

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    The train was not secured - PERIOD.

    To attempt to pump off a emergency application with at 15K ton train stopped on a 2% down grade is a recipe for what actually happened, as the train was not secured by use of hand brakes prior to pumping the air back in the train.
     

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