Old 04-18-2011, 02:43 PM   #1
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Default BNSF Accident in Iowa Kills Two Employees

Here is a link to a BNSF accident where a loaded coal train rear ended a MOW train killing the conductor and engineer of the coal train.

http://www.crestonnewsadvertiser.com...2592/index.xml
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:10 PM   #2
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And they want to do away with the PTC requirement... this should reiterate WHY they need it.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:28 PM   #3
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That's horrible, prayers going out to their families.
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:45 PM   #4
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O my! That is very tragic.
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Geez, that is sad. Anyone have any idea how fast the coal train was going (I assume the work train was stopped)?
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:40 PM   #6
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Anyone have any idea how fast the coal train was going (I assume the work train was stopped)?
The newest article I have found says "track speed". I'm not sure how fast that is on that line. Hope that helps a little bit.

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Old 04-20-2011, 10:34 PM   #7
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Track speed on the Creston Sub at McPherson is 60 mph or 55 mph if over 100 TOB.

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