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Maybe the word of MIR has spread amongst employees.

 

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?15,4748266



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-- Edited by Calvin on Friday 8th of March 2019 11:07:48 AM

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Spate of derailments prompts CP workers to start grim pool

Three significant derailments of CP trains in three days has renewed concerns about the safety of railway workers just a month
after a horrific crash outside Field, B.C., killed three employees. So Workers are telling us the trains are becoming harder to control in cold weather, Monette said, particularly for locomotives operating in especially frigid conditions and difficult terrain through the mountain passes.
The most recent string of derailments began last Thursday, when a freight train hauling grain and empty automobile carriers left the tracks just west of the Banff townsite at Mile 87 of the Laggan subdivision, some 70 kilometres from the deadly crash near Field on Feb. 4 that killed conductor Dylan Paradis, engineer Andrew Dockrell and trainee Daniel Waldenberger-Bulmer, all from Calgary.
Monette said another potential catastrophe was narrowly avoided last Monday on the same stretch of track through the Spiral Tunnels that killed the three workers last month, when the engineer of a 109-car grain train had to apply the emergency brakes to stop the westbound locomotive that had lost control.
CP remains focused on the safety of our employees, customers goods, the environment and the communities we operate in and through. CP takes each incident extremely seriously and conducts a full investigation in each instance.
But even after the devastating derailment in Field, Monette said theres been no action by CP.
Last week, the Globe and Mail reported CP has pushed back against the new regulation, arguing the measures are too time-consuming.

https://headtopics.com/ca/spate-of-derailments-prompts-cp-workers-to-start-grim-pool-4605001



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Daniel Waldenberger-Bulmer, left, Andrew Dockrell, centre, and Dylan Paradis, right,

 So grim is the mood among some CP workers, that one online hub for current and past employees has launched a darkly tongue-in-cheek derailment pool, asking players to choose the day, subdivision, mile and train ID of a future incident, with each correct guess earning the winner 20 percent of the kitty.

https://www.ble-t.org/pr/news/headline.asp?id=52589

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With MIR in effect until March 28th good chance that "derailment pool" could have a winner. Just have to hope the
winner isn't one who derails. Not sure of contest rules. Just know no winter relief in sight for this region as its fucking
frozen solid snowy icy cold on a mountain grade with spiral tunnels and shit.

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https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-morning-update-the-key-players-in-snc-affair-cp-pushes-back-on-train/

CP Rail is pushing back against a new handbrake rule put in place after a deadly derailment
Ottawa put in place an order for the use of handbrakes four days after a CP train derailed after losing control on a steep track in the Rocky Mountains. There were no handbrakes applied on the train; all three crew members on board died in the Feb. 4 incident.

Last week, in a meeting convened by Transport Canada, CP presented alternative measures for the time-consuming task of manually setting handbrakes. But the federal government says the order will stay in place at least until the derailment investigation is complete. The union representing train crews says it supports the governments order. (for subscribers)

 

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Saturday morning CP derailment between Alyth and Ogden. Somebody won the pool I think.

www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php

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MIR +

Precision Railroading ain't all it's cracked tu be.

= there ya go eh ?



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The Krink wrote:

Saturday morning CP derailment between Alyth and Ogden. Somebody won the pool I think.

www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php


 They had 2 derailments on saturday in Calgary, 1 in Alyth yard and another 4 hrs later 2 miles away. 



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steam300 wrote:
The Krink wrote:

Saturday morning CP derailment between Alyth and Ogden. Somebody won the pool I think.

www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php


 They had 2 derailments on saturday in Calgary, 1 in Alyth yard and another 4 hrs later 2 miles away. 


 Kind of gives a nervous feeling tu the big picture. 



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Thunderwagon5000 wrote:
steam300 wrote:
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Saturday morning CP derailment between Alyth and Ogden. Somebody won the pool I think.

www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php


 They had 2 derailments on saturday in Calgary, 1 in Alyth yard and another 4 hrs later 2 miles away. 


 Kind of gives a nervous feeling tu the big picture. 


 The best Railroader to ever walk the face of the earth (cough cough) says its good enuff, workers are dragging their feet opposed to change..

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Local guys say that the stopwatches are part of some training visit. But, they haven't seen them around The Coal Monster yet.

They do accuse "Snippy" of taking the quits with him. Damn, they were good! Overtime is only time-and-a-half; undertime is double time.

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Plead guilty...

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