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Old 02-21-2014, 09:25 PM   #9
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If in fact this was a low-budget, maverick operation, like the one that Dennis describes, then the pathway to this tragedy becomes much more understandable. If the movie company had formally approached the railroad with a proposal, there would have been a lot of hoops to jump and there's a good probability that the answer would have been a flat NO. Assuming that the railroad could see any kind of benefit to cooperating with this activity, they would certainly have passed on costs associated with doing it properly, and the movie company had to know that. It is entirely possible that the appropriate coordination didn't happen because the movie company was too concerned about the cost and the time required to do the job correctly.

I suspect either they or their insurance company will have to pay now. When the ambulance-chasers get hold of this case, they will have a field day with these people.

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