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45 a.m. when his truck was broadsided by a P&W freight train at the Lillibridge Road crossing in Plainfield, a grade crossing where there are warning lights and bells, but no crossing gates. "It was determined the train was traveling over the speed
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the railroad, said late Sunday that "alerter" systems -- which require engineers to respond to alerts, sound an alarm if they are unresponsive and eventually brake the train in an emergency--
The Federal Railroad Administration issued an emergency order Friday requiring Metro-North railroad to take "immediate steps to ensure its train crews do not exceed speed limitations" in the wake of Sunday's deadly derailment in New York.
It's sometimes called highway hypnosis or white-line fever, and it's familiar to anyone who has driven long distances along a monotonous route. Drivers are lulled into a semi-trance state and reach their destination with little or no memory of parts
N.Y. An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnotic-like "daze" and nodded at the controls before he suddenly realized something was wrong and hit the brakes, a lawyer said.
Train crash investigation focuses on engineer Was sleep a factor in train derailment? Rockefeller's lawyer, Jeffrey Chartier, characterized what happened as "highway hypnosis." He said his client had had a full night's sleep before the crash, and had
Christopher Gregory/Getty Images The Metro-North train that derailed in the Bronx on Sunday morningkilling four people (and injuring 70) in what was the deadliest New York City train derailment in more than two decades, according to the Times was
October 19, 2013 My first job that mattered was on the Missouri Pacific Railroad, in 1963. I hired out railroad lingo as a locomotive fireman, working the switchyards in Little Rock, Ark. I was 19, and knew almost nothing about anything certainly not
Her preoccupation with her Monday morning Advanced Placement test at Muchin College Prep was interrupted by frantic screams. "Stop!...A four-car out-of-service train with no operator collided at about 20 mph with a stopped train, according to a CTA
An official takes pictures of the scene of an accident involving a bus and a train in Ottawa September 18, 2013. A passenger train collided with a double-decker city bus on the outskirts of Ottawa and derailed on Wednesday, killing at least six