Grizzly Fatalaties: Sob Sob For BNSF; Just Doing Business

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Gilbert B Norman
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Grizzly Fatalaties: Sob Sob For BNSF; Just Doing Business

Post by Gilbert B Norman »

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/10/scie ... eaths.html

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The long freight trains climb slowly over Marias Pass, through snow-draped mountains south of Glacier National Park and north of the Great Bear Wilderness, snaking through some of the wildest country in the Lower 48.

Some 25 trains a day, each a chain of 90 to 120 cars, make the journey over the Rocky Mountains in northern Montana at speeds up to 25 miles per hour. They have long been a threat to grizzly bears, and last year was the worst with eight of the bears — a federally protected species — run over by trains. On one day in June, a mother and her two cubs were killed by trains in two separate incidents. The long-term average for grizzly deaths by train is two a year.
Come on Gray Lady, Warren's railroad has a business to run; and commerce must move.

Sorry 'bout that, Yogi.

NRGeep
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Re: Grizzly Fatalaties: Sob Sob For BNSF; Just Doing Business

Post by NRGeep »

They used to have cow catchers on locomotives, how
about bear catchers on these engines?

eolesen
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Re: Grizzly Fatalaties: Sob Sob For BNSF; Just Doing Business

Post by eolesen »

They should be fining the bears like they do cars and pedestrians who ignore the lights...

Notice there's no concern about the deer or elk that get killed. #DeerLivesMatter

Backshophoss
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Re: Grizzly Fatalaties: Sob Sob For BNSF; Just Doing Business

Post by Backshophoss »

It''s just like any other animal strike,Stop train, inspect lead unit for damage,remove remains and "fix damage"(sledgehammer")
if possible, continue to next yard.
The Land of Enchantment is not Flyover country!

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