Old 05-20-2004, 05:57 PM   #1
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Default Headon Collision in Texas

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/Southwest....ap/index.html

Can anyone shed a bit more light on this? Is that particular line fitted with block signals or CTC, or does it still run on track warrants?
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Old 05-20-2004, 06:10 PM   #2
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Dang, I drove right by Gunter, TX yesterday coming home. Hope everyone's okay...
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Seems this line is run on TWC, and the southbound (loaded) rock train was put in the siding to meet two northbounds, and only waited around for one. Not good.
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Old 05-20-2004, 10:00 PM   #4
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One engineer died. That's two TX collisions this year...
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One engineer died. That's two TX collisions this year...
Authorities are also investigating the deaths of two women in a house very close to the tracks; the toxic cloud released in the collision could've been the cause. Tragic.
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Old 06-29-2004, 09:42 PM   #6
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Regarding the June 28 side collision at Macdona, TX (15 miles southwest of San Antonio) , this route is dispatched via CTC - former SP route to El Paso. BNSF has traffic rights to Mexico via Eagle Pass.
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Old 06-30-2004, 05:46 AM   #7
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One engineer died. That's two TX collisions this year...
Authorities are also investigating the deaths of two women in a house very close to the tracks; the toxic cloud released in the collision could've been the cause. Tragic.
That's a totally different collison. This one was near San Antonio:

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?storyID=123008070

Texas railroading is putting on a shining year in safety...
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