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Date: 07/11/19 13:03
File Box Find - C&NW Automatic Train Control
Author: Englewood

The Best of Everything in the Best of the West








Date: 07/11/19 13:05
Re: File Box Find - C&NW Automatic Train Control
Author: Englewood

Which railroad will be the first to issue an explanatory document like this explaining PTC?








Date: 07/11/19 13:08
Re: File Box Find - C&NW Automatic Train Control
Author: Englewood

Nothing is fool proof








Date: 07/11/19 13:09
Re: File Box Find - C&NW Automatic Train Control
Author: Englewood

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Date: 07/11/19 13:10
Re: File Box Find - C&NW Automatic Train Control
Author: Englewood

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Date: 07/11/19 13:11
Re: File Box Find - C&NW Automatic Train Control
Author: Englewood

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Date: 07/11/19 13:12
Re: File Box Find - C&NW Automatic Train Control
Author: Englewood

How long will it take before a crew finds a work around with the ultimate railroad safety device - PTC ?




Date: 07/11/19 15:12
Re: File Box Find - C&NW Automatic Train Control
Author: trainjunkie

Englewood Wrote:
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> How long will it take before a crew finds a work
> around with the ultimate railroad safety device -
> PTC ?

No need. It fails so often we often run with it cut-out.



Date: 07/11/19 15:43
Re: File Box Find - C&NW Automatic Train Control
Author: KskidinTx

That was a long read but very informational.  Hard to believe that occurred but have heard of other stories over the years like this.

That was a good "find" on your part.  Thanks for posting.

Mark
 



Date: 07/11/19 17:39
Re: File Box Find - C&NW Automatic Train Control
Author: mp51w

Here's a shot from Agnew that I took in the late 70's.  The CB&Q branch was disconnected by this time.
It would have been a good Quad Cities route!




Date: 07/11/19 21:04
Re: File Box Find - C&NW Automatic Train Control
Author: BigSkyBlue

Cool picture at Agnew.  Note the wig wags at the crossing.  The Q had at least one NW2 with C&NW ATC for the Agnew-Sterling trackage rights.

From that accident report, it didn't seem like the C&NW crews paid much attention to the operating rules, or speed limits.   BSB 



Date: 07/12/19 06:14
Re: File Box Find - C&NW Automatic Train Control
Author: Rmosele

Wow, even with "automatic" safety processes in place, simple human error multiplied several times can still get someone killed. Still.



Date: 07/18/19 06:25
Re: File Box Find - C&NW Automatic Train Control
Author: Drknow

ATC is still an excellent system. PTC, not so much.

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