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Nicoalbum

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:45:44 PM

Cost to companies of cutting corners ‘can be tremendous’ when disaster strikes

“Despite what happened in Quebec, I’m still saying that the rail industry is the model,” said president of the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees

“The inspections are done very regularly. They inspect everything, including the crossings, the rail lines themselves, the cars, the brakes, the wheels”

It’s not clear how recently the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway tracks or train involved in the accident were inspected

Workers inspect a six-car derailment outside Huntingdon on Thursday. The rail line is owned by U.S. company CSX Corp.

Photograph by: Marc Varsanyi , THE Gazette
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 7:53:55 PM


Sure, we've seen how "well" these rail regulations have worked... NOT!
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EvergreenON
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 7:09:00 AM

There is no reason for major accidents occur
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 2:25:39 AM

cutbacks do cause deadly accidents
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nurdco
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 2:08:33 AM

Canadian Inspection... not US
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 2:03:42 AM


     where man is involved there are "accidents"
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Discovery02
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 1:59:01 AM

And yet derailments and spills continue. So a solution must be found.
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VanIsleRover
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 12:58:19 AM

Lack of maintenance...
save the dollars, till something happens.
Deny fault.
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lippoe_sokan
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 12:42:02 AM

Overall, I suspect trains are quite safe, but just like the airlines, when there's a crash, the stories are huge.
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 12:34:26 AM

Failure to implement the regulations rather than failure to follow
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GSKHY
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 12:31:18 AM

CAN YOU BELEIVE !!!!!!
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1momsunshine
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 12:27:06 AM

why so many train wrecks lately ??
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philbh
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 12:25:24 AM

In Quebec, that is.
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philbh
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 12:24:33 AM

I believe this was caused by failure to FOLLOW regulations
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LostInNY
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 12:24:11 AM

accidents happens...better tech needed
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 12:18:37 AM

spain?
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CivicMA
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 12:17:45 AM

They need better QC in their operations.
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 12:07:39 AM

Pipelines can't help with shale oil fields which are mostly short-term deposits
Oil shipments by train have their own part
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:58:36 PM

Need those pipelines
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teenitup
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:55:45 PM

That's right Nicoalbum, clearly the need for pipelines has never been more evident!

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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:41:45 PM

The wrecks are due to the new gold rush - oil shipments by train skyrocketed

MMA's chairman admitted that it is a very lucrative buisness, let safety alone

[Edited by: Nicoalbum at 7/27/2013 11:42:20 PM EST]
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:37:03 PM

then why so many train wrecks lately ??????????????????????
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:29:09 PM

Lac-Mégantic was caused by a runaway train which could be prevented
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Carol7777
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:23:28 PM

No amount of safety regulations & procedures can stop "all" accidents. Trains, trucks & pipelines all come with inherent risks.
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:08:24 PM

Conventional railway regulation may work - but it doesn't prevent the catastrophes

[Edited by: Nicoalbum at 7/27/2013 11:09:53 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:05:22 PM

Ok
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walkingtall
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:58:00 PM

Railway regulation system works:officials inspect everything,including the crossing,the rail lines themselves,the cars,the brakes,the wheels.
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:51:11 PM

Railway regulation works? Really??

This sounds just like Obammamama speak from the Canadians!

Ask the dead in Quebec if regulation is working!
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Jeff1944
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:27:16 PM

Yep and all RR have liability coverage for human errors.
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therealbird
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:59:57 PM

I've been on a train before.
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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:46:59 PM

Apparently, officials are trying to dodge
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