Summary of Accident Investigation Reports Volume 1-18

Summary of Accident Investigation Reports Volume 1-18

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...it, waving the lighted fusee, and that he was back about 30 car-lengths when train No. 2 passed him. Notwithstanding the statement of the flagman of train No. 78 that he got off before his train stopped at Theodore, and went back as far as possible in the time at his disposal, the weight of evidence indicates that his train reached Theodore at or before the time train No. 2 passed St. Elmo, that he did not start back immediately to protect his train, and that he was back only a few car-lengths when the engine of train No. 2 passed him. The conductor knew that his train was on short time, and under these circumstances should have been particularly careful to place himself in position to see that proper flag protection was provided. The conductor and engineman of train first No. 78 knew when their train left St. Elmo that it was only about 10 minutes ahead of the schedule of train No. 2, and in allowing their train to leave this station they violated rule 90-H, which provides that a train must not leave a station to be passed at the next station by a superior train unless it has the full running time allowed between stations in addition to the clearance time; the minimum running time of their train between St. Elmo and Theodore is 14 minutes. The investigation indicated that the flagging and 10-minute spacing rules are not always obeyed on this division. An instance was noted where a freight train stood at a station for more than 30 minutes while the flagman, instead of going back to protect the train, was engaged in packing a hot box. It was also noted that the records of train movements are not accurately kept, an instance being noted where one passenger train closely followed another passenger train for a considerable distance, the trains...show more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 630g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236526473
  • 9781236526472