One would expect railway workers, of all people, would know better!
[mailto:Canadian-Passenger-Rail@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of David Jeanes
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 3:53 AM
Subject: Re: [CanPassRail] Re: Level Crossings (was Perceived Risk on
On 15 Apr, 2013, at 22:46, Jason Shron wrote:
> "The gates are still down. Must be a malfunction. Go out and raise them
and let's cross the train tracks!"
> The unfortunate thing is that 18 kids died because the driver was a moron.
It happened in Houston, Texas when a Union Pacific track crew pushed up the
gate to cross the LRT test track and their vehicle was hit by a Siemens S70
Light Rail Vehicle.
The truck driver was injured and there was heavy damage to the front of the
LRV. It later was sent to Ottawa for cold temperature testing by the
Canadian Centre for Surface Transportation Technology where I saw it in
their test chamber.
Here is the news story from 24 January 2004
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