Alcochaser wrote:Pretty much completely Conrail's fault too.. crew was smoking weed in the cab. Freight engines on the NEC had no enforcement of cab signals ether. Just a whistle that was taped over.
This was pretty much the final straw that got Conrail chased off the NEC except where they had no other choice to move the traffic.
By 1988 Conrail shifted everything else it could off Amtrak property, and shut down lines like the Atglen and Susquehanna
Greg Moore wrote:I find interesting the comments about him being a rat and how he never should have said anything about his fellow engineers/conductors doing drugs/being drunk.
I'm actually a HUGE fan of anonymous reporting on certain safety issues (NASA has a setup with airline pilots and I believe someone mentioned the FRA has something similar).
But I'm sorry, if you know someone is doing drugs on the job... rat their ass.
USRailFan wrote:AgentSkelly wrote:cut into the Superliner body
Amfleet, I'd think? AFAIK there's never been any Superliners on the NEC?
frequentflyer wrote:There is a Trains article about the wreck and how surprised officials were on how well the Amfleet held up during the wreck. A testament to Budd.
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