Metrolink Derailment at Oxnard, CA

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Re: First Rotem car derailment

Postby Fan Railer » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:55 pm

The engineer has unfortunately passed as a result of the injuries he sustained in this incident:
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local ... wt_LABrand
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Re: First Rotem car derailment

Postby litz » Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:01 pm

He was apparently senior on the seniority list, too .... sad loss ...
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Re: First Rotem car derailment

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:34 pm

NOW would be a good time to charge the pick up truck driver for "Fatel Hit and Run".
Is the state or Ventura County waiting for the NTSB Prelim Report before charging the driver?
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Re: First Rotem car derailment

Postby Fan Railer » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:02 pm

Backshophoss wrote:NOW would be a good time to charge the pick up truck driver for "Fatel Hit and Run".
Is the state or Ventura County waiting for the NTSB Prelim Report before charging the driver?

Apparently yes, but I honestly think that charges on the level of wreckless manslaughter and trespassing are imminent.
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Re: First Rotem car derailment

Postby NH2060 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:35 pm

(Mentioned previously by GBN in the Amtrak forum) The engineer of the train -an Amtrak employee and 40+ year veteran in the railroad industry- has died from his injuries:
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local ... 58011.html
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Re: Metrolink Derailment at Oxnard, CA

Postby Tom6921 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:17 am

Makes me wonder if buying the Rotem cars was worth it?
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Re: Metrolink Derailment at Oxnard, CA

Postby litz » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:27 pm

Considering the violence of the collision, and the lack of telescoping, I'd say the newer design performed quite well.

There isn't much of a way to protect against a derailment when you over-run a trailer ... it's happened multiple times to both passenger and freight equipment.

They get up under the frame, and then it's pretty much all over.
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Re: Metrolink Derailment at Oxnard, CA

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:55 pm

Metrolink is having some second thoughts about the Rotem Cab Cars,due to this accident and it's plow pilot design,
from a story on KNX radio stream,Metrolink to lease BNSF power to use as Leaders instead of the cab car leading,
one offical was quoted"You can't put a price on Safety",unknown what power BNSF is supplying,but there will
be BNSF power on point in the near future...
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