Rail accidents have been down for the past 20 years. The East Palestine accident placed a spotlight on railroad accidents.
Rail Safety Act
NS shifts policy on overheated bearings
All to squeeze another nickel for corporate profits.
The guys on the tracks and in the trains are good people. The minute you take a step up the ladder, the incompetence wreaks. And gets worse as we head up the ladder. Then we get into government oversight or should we say undersight.
Y'all make me ill. 200 years plus of trains and this shit still happens.
Frederick, thanks for an authoritative explanation of the way railroading works and what happened in East Palestine. A great change of pace.
Happy Easter to you and your family
U.S. regulators say railroads must examine how they build trains https://www.marketwatch.com/story/u-s-regulators-say-railroads-must-examine-how-they-build-trains-80119dcb
Long train regulations coming? https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/infrastructure/transportation-derailment-east-palestine%20regulations
I've got to say, I really appreciate your telling of how trains are operated and the controls. I find it fascinating. I think it was my Great Grandfather, worked for the railroad, I don't know which company, in the late 1800s. Maybe that's why I like trains.