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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 19 April 2014

A Knox County, TN woman is dead and her husband seriously injured after
their 2013 Chevrolet Equinox collided with a CSX freight train as it
came around what nearby residents describe as a “blind curve” early
Friday afternoon at the non-gated crossing of Ball Camp Road and CSX
railroad tracks just northwest of Knoxville, TN.

According to witnesses, the couple, Teresa Davis, 52, who was
pronounced dead at the scene, and Jack Davis, 58, who was being treated
for unspecified injuries at the University of Tennessee Medical Center
in Knoxville, lived just beyond the crossing, which has flashing lights
and bells but no crossing gates to help prevent tragedies such as
occurred Friday just after noon.

Numerous residents placed blame upon the crossing’s lack of gates. It
is virtually certain that lights and gates would have prevented this
incident. Both CSX and Operation Lifesaver know lights and gates are
the most effective type of protection at railroad crossings. Studies
that have been conducted over fifty years ago confirm that lights and
gates offer the ability to drastically reduce the number of
vehicle/train accidents by as much as 96%.

An unnamed respondent to the TV station said that he has “gone through
this intersection thousands of times,” and that “It needs crossing arms
and a stop sign for westbound traffic.”

Another proponent for better crossing signals was WWST-FM Star 102.1
Radio Disk Jockey Marc Anthony, who lives near and knows the victims
well. “Their son went to school with my kids, and it’s just a terrible
tragedy, so sad,” he lamented. “They were really sweet, nice people and
it’s just a terrible tragedy,” he continued.

Robert Palmer, who also lives near the ill-fated crossing which,
according to Federal Railroad Administration records, had a non-injury
accident November 22, 2010, said that “It amazes me that there hasn’t
been more wrecks down there.”

“If they put the warning up far enough ahead, maybe that will give
people enough time to stop before they get to the tracks,” continued
Palmer. “I understand there has not been a fatality there before, hence
they don’t have any gates, per se. I don’t know if this is going to
change that, but you know they need them,” he concluded.

According to FRA statistics, the crossing is used by an average of 13
CSX trains daily at a top allowable train speed of 40 mph. Well over
4,000 highway vehicles, including a half-dozen school buses, cross CSX
railroad tracks at that location.

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 17 April 2014

CSX worker robbed while checking on train.

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 9:58 a.m

The employee told authorities the train had broken down and he walked
around it and checked the cars to see if everything was all right.

On his way back to the front of the train, the man said he was struck
by something and knocked out. When he woke up, his CSX portable radio
and wallet were missing.

Ocala Police Department officials said employee had injuries to the
right side of his face near his eye and right cheek. He also complained
of pain in his right shoulder and left knee. He was taken to Ocala
Regional Medical Center for further evaluation.

http://www.ocala.com/article/20140417/ARTICLES/140419728/1001/news01?Title=OPD-CSX-worker-robbed-while-checking-on-train

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Name: HA!HA!
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 15 April 2014

HEY PINES>>>


See you made another smart remark using NOMO's name. He hasn't been
on here for ever and you are still obsessed with him!  Just goes to
show your manic obsessive personality is at an all time hi!

Ok wack job.... just keep it up until the men in little white jackets 
finally come and get you and lock you up!

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Name: Fact
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 15 April 2014

CSX management is one big joke. This company truly sucks. Please list
some of the dumbest managers that you know..

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Name: me too
E-mail: 
Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 10-20 years
Posted: 11 April 2014

Conductor


Sounds to me like you might be management. I know exactly what the so
called" ambulance chase" is talking about. It started happening to me
too over a year ago.  My doctor said it was from the same thing. The
older you get the worse it will get. Cutting off the circulation from
sitting, bending your legs and arms all day causes the problems but it
is mostly aggravated by the vibrations and rocking of the engines. Crew
members need to get up and stretch throughout the trip and use back
pillows if the seat doesn't provide adequate support. Most DONT!

Law suits happen 90% of the time because equipment isn't properly
maintained. Nothing worse than a seat that is loose, leans to one
side(causing the spine to be out of line)and wont raise or lower for
proper leg length! Sounds like you have always had the perfect seat to
sit in.   I envy you(manager)  Wonder how the Big CEO would like having
to sit in a broken down, sway back seat that has his knees stuck up in
his face all day long....HA.... wont ever happen!

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Name: J King
E-mail: 
Employed as: Employed in other capacity, for 10-20 years
Posted: 10 April 2014

So what did you get fired for anyway?  Missing calls to work?  Dump one
to many cars on the ground because you knew it all?  Acting like you
were retired before you actually retired?

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Name: 
E-mail: 
Employed as: Conductor, for 30+ years
Posted: 09 April 2014

Ape 30 + or lawyer??? Sounds like an ambulance chaser drumming up
business.  Enough lawsuits for this and the railroads will work on
crewless trains.

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Name: pain
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 20-30 years
Posted: 08 April 2014

ATTENTION!!!!!

LISTEN UP!PAY ATTENTION!  If you are a road engineer or conductor and
have been experiencing tingling, numbness, or pain in your back, elbows
and especially the feet and hands, SEE YOUR DOCTORS NOW!  There is a
good chance you have developed the symptoms from PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY!
This is caused by constant pressure put on your nerves from being seated
to long with legs and arms bent especially pressure from arm rest. The
constant movements from lateral motions of the engines as well and
vibrations are a major cause of nerve damage. Even the slightest
movement can cause nerve damage over time.  DO NOT WAIT AROUND UNTIL
YOU HAVE NO FEELING IN YOUR HANDS OR FEET. SEE YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY
WHEN YOU START TO FEEL TINGLING AND NUMBNESS IN YOUR FEET OR HANDS.  It
can be treated if the damaged nerves can be detected. Get these symptoms
documented with your doctors as soon as possible. Occupational injury to
nerves may cause you disability later on in life.  DO NOT WAIT AROUND.
SEE YOUR DOCTORS!

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 06 April 2014

http://www.jrn.com/tmj4/now-trending/Driver-attempts-to-beat-train-crossing-with-children-passengers-253745561.html

Pretty magic one would think when the street cam shows a vehicle
passenger side collision and the train cam shows a vehicle drivers side
collision. Can ya spell D-O-C-T-O-R-E-D

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Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 April 2014

Pines: you are really an IDIOT! 

SHE RAN A RED TRAFFIC LIGHT YOU MORON.  She did not even stop at the
stop bars.  The cones tell the driver of a lane closure.  YEAH lets
hear her side if the story.   While we are at it,lets pull her cell
phone records and how loud her radio was at the time of the accident. 
She has no defense but stupidity.  This woman can do some serious jail
time.  Besides child endangerment, she put hundred of people lives in
jeopardy. Maybe she needs to paint her car another color so the
engineer can see her.

Do ya think STOP, LOOK and LISTEN would have worked on this one.  

Pines there is nothing you can fabricate to blame this one on the rr. 
The facts of the video prove that she was completely in the wrong.

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 April 2014

http://www.jrn.com/tmj4/now-trending/Driver-attempts-to-beat-train-crossing-with-children-passengers-253745561.html

In your video here ----the road cones tell the driver the gates are out
of order----the signal house some idiots put right in the line of sight
----and the train the idiots have painted the same color as the
background on a cloudy, rainy day.

So why road cones? So why do the gates fail to give the 30 second
warning the plan in the signal house would call for and required by
LAW? Was the signal interconnect with the road signal faulty?

The biggest question is why you do lopsided reporting when the driver
has a mouth and his/her side isn't given.

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Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 April 2014

Pines.. a road guard is the same as a guard rail  or a term used in the
military to control traffic.   If you need to protect a railroad
crossing a flagman or flagger is used. Now,  at a school crossing for
example, that would be a crossing guard. If crossing gates are OOS they
would NOT put up  cones to protect the crossing. 

Hope this helps you out.. Now don't you feel a little silly with your
comments.

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Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 05 April 2014

Pines:  The turning lane has cones NOT the crossing gates.  The crossing
protection worked PERFECT.  Don't know what a road guard is, if you
mean a FLAGGER, don't need that either.  AGAIN, protection worked as
intended.   

Hopes this help you out

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Name: Big Brother
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 1-10 years
Posted: 05 April 2014

Anyone have the locomotive numbers with the inward facing cameras?

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 05 April 2014

Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2014

Click on this link to see the reason that crossing accidents occur.


http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/04/03/lv-vo-train-slams-into-suv.cnn.html

Hey idiot FRA Inspector ---the gates are coned off out of service and
idiot railroad and cops had no road guards as required by LAW. Hope
that helps.

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Name: Retired FRA Inspector
E-mail: 
Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 30+ years
Posted: 04 April 2014

Click on this link to see the reason that crossing accidents occur.


http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/04/03/lv-vo-train-slams-into-suv.cnn.html

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Name: OldDude
E-mail: 
Employed as: APE, for 10-20 years
Posted: 03 April 2014

I hadn't been on the site for awhile- was reading Pines' list of
questions or proposals.  I have to say, this guy has no knowledge of
his subject, and appears to be as dumb as a post.  What a friggin'
waste of space.

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Name: L&N dispr
E-mail: 
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 03 April 2014

Looks like the NTSB, FRA did a great job.  Kudos to the judge who saw
right through the trucking company's fraudulent ways.  These frivolous
lawsuits cost us millions of dollars.  Looks like the trucking
company's hired gun who is slick paid off lawyer did not do his
homework and got caught.  He should be be barred for his lying. 

It is about time the railroads woke up and started suing these idiots. 
Looks like the railroad and the people who got hurt will soon own a
trucking company.  It is about time.

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 April 2014

The National Response Center website has been taken down for lack of
railroad maintenance. Anyone making a report to the NRC may do so by
calling the NRC hotline at 1-800-424-8802. Anyone witnessing an oil
spill, chemical release or maritime security incident should call that
number to make a report.

The information usually available to the public in the NRC database is
still available maybe kinda sorta. Anyone wishing to request
information of any reported incident may send the request via the U.S.
Coast Guard Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) e-mail address . This is
the same information that you would normally get from the NRC database
directly, however, this e-mail address is being used temporarily for
the convenience of requestors as a means to send in an information
request to the NRC. Responses will be processed in accordance with the
normal FOIA timeline.

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Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 03 April 2014

...I heard the bells for the crossing sign things...

Name: Robert Pines
E-mail: btpino40@gmail.com
Employed as: Other, non-employee, for N/A
Posted: 22 September 2012

Hey JJ ---Looks like UP used a CoHoNoMo in Nevada acting like a UP
track inspector. He's sitting out in the middle of the desert eyeing
the coyotes to see if could chinga da madres and NEVER sees a humongous
truck with locked up brakes coming right at him sitting at the
crossing.

http://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms/search/hitlist.cfm?docketID=51359&CFID=151580&CFTOKEN=48406090
http://dms.ntsb.gov/public%2F51000-51499%2F51359%2F473527.pdf
...And then I grabbed my job briefing book and then I heard the bells
for the crossing sign things. So, that tells me the train is coming.
The track is occupied...And when I was there watching at the train, I
wave at the train, just like we usually do. He wave at me and then --
and then, as he was going by the crossing, I heard the impact and I
saw the car almost tips over. He moved a lot. And I saw a fire under
the car, the wheels..

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