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Chris Kilroy
05-20-2004, 04:57 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/Southwest/05/19/trains.collide.ap/index.html

Can anyone shed a bit more light on this? Is that particular line fitted with block signals or CTC, or does it still run on track warrants?

Ween
05-20-2004, 05:10 PM
Dang, I drove right by Gunter, TX yesterday coming home. Hope everyone's okay...

Chris Kilroy
05-20-2004, 05:26 PM
Seems this line is run on TWC, and the southbound (loaded) rock train was put in the siding to meet two northbounds, and only waited around for one. Not good. :(

Ween
05-20-2004, 09:00 PM
One engineer died. That's two TX collisions this year...

Gregory Wallace
06-29-2004, 01:59 PM
One engineer died. That's two TX collisions this year...

Authorities are also investigating the deaths of two women in a house very close to the tracks; the toxic cloud released in the collision could've been the cause. Tragic.

J
06-29-2004, 08:42 PM
Regarding the June 28 side collision at Macdona, TX (15 miles southwest of San Antonio) , this route is dispatched via CTC - former SP route to El Paso. BNSF has traffic rights to Mexico via Eagle Pass.

Ween
06-30-2004, 04:46 AM
One engineer died. That's two TX collisions this year...

Authorities are also investigating the deaths of two women in a house very close to the tracks; the toxic cloud released in the collision could've been the cause. Tragic.

That's a totally different collison. This one was near San Antonio:

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?storyID=123008070

Texas railroading is putting on a shining year in safety...