Danbury Branch train hits car 01-04-14 Shelter Rock Road

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Danbury Branch train hits car 01-04-14 Shelter Rock Road

Post by FL9AC » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:01 pm

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Re: Danbury Branch train hits car 01-04-14 Shelter Rock Road

Post by MetroNorthRider098 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:13 pm

Probably because the signals at the crossings have been messed up there forever. Will this accident speed up the process of fixing them? I doubt it.

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Re: Danbury Branch train hits car 01-04-14 Shelter Rock Road

Post by DutchRailnut » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:10 pm

no because the brain death moron went around the gates, but its all good he was wanted by FBI and Danbury police. so MN provided a community service.
Hope for engineer that there was a reward for his capture.
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Re: Danbury Branch train hits car 01-04-14 Shelter Rock Road

Post by runningwithscalpels » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:43 pm

MetroNorthRider098 wrote:Probably because the signals at the crossings have been messed up there forever. Will this accident speed up the process of fixing them? I doubt it.
Good grief, what do you think happened before Danbury was signaled then? The train always has the right of way, plain and simple, it's not a traffic light!

Maybe Dutch or another employee can answer this: is the circuitry for the signalling separate from the circuitry that handles control of the crossing gates/lights?
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Re: Danbury Branch train hits car 01-04-14 Shelter Rock Road

Post by DutchRailnut » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:53 pm

yes but problems on upper part of Danbury branch are not crossing related, but in pre-empt circuitry that triggers cars to be of crossing before train arrives.
the famous schoolbus in Chicago incident, its a problem between MN and CDOT traffic lights division.
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Re: Danbury Branch train hits car 01-04-14 Shelter Rock Road

Post by RearOfSignal » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:42 pm

runningwithscalpels wrote:
MetroNorthRider098 wrote:Probably because the signals at the crossings have been messed up there forever. Will this accident speed up the process of fixing them? I doubt it.
Good grief, what do you think happened before Danbury was signaled then? The train always has the right of way, plain and simple, it's not a traffic light!

Maybe Dutch or another employee can answer this: is the circuitry for the signalling separate from the circuitry that handles control of the crossing gates/lights?
They're separate circuits but it is possible for a signal outage to affect the crossing circuits. Sort of like a power outage may not affect cable or telephone service, but if the telephone pole gets knocked down all services can be affected. But a problem with your phone line wouldn't cause a problem with electrical service. In the same manner an interrupted signal circuit could possibly affect crossing circuits in a perfect storm situation. Either way the crossings are engineered failsafe for such situations.
Hurry up and wait at the signal!

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