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« on: Jul 15th, 2003, 10:46pm »
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Hello everyone,
 
 Recently there have been many accidents and close-calls around the rails, so I have decided to change my web page contact (little 'W' button under my username) to this site...
 
http://plaws.net/rail/emergency.shtml
 
Listed here are all major RR emergency numbers. This way, if your ever on Railfan.net and you know of an impending emergency, just look for one of my posts and click the little 'W' to find an emergency number.
 
 
Here is the 'W'...  
 
 
Thanks.


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« Reply #1 on: Jul 15th, 2003, 10:57pm »
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Thanks NJ for doing that it has been bad out here lately

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« Reply #2 on: Jul 15th, 2003, 11:28pm »
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Excellent idea, NJ, and thanks. We should all print out a copy and keep it in the glove box! - Bob

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« Reply #3 on: Jul 17th, 2003, 11:56am »
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We should all print out a copy and keep it in the glove box!

 
 
Indeed, you never know what your gonna see out there. One day, you may just prevent disaster.


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« Reply #4 on: Jul 17th, 2003, 11:59am »
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Look at the thread of railfan safety it has info on how to report things and there are phone numbers on there to.
 
http://forums.railfan.net/forums.cgi?board=Safety;action=display;num=1052224965


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« Reply #5 on: Jul 27th, 2003, 11:01pm »
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Call these boys
 
Do not use the word "emergency" unless you are reporting a situation that requires immediate action (such as stopping trains) to avoid injury, loss of life, or destruction of property.  
   
   
   
The single most important fact you can provide about a hazardous incident is the precise location—in terms relevant to the railroad. In most cases, street or highway names are not particularly relevant to the railroad.  
   
If at all possible, report the location in terms of railroad mileposts. If you know railroad names for a location, include those. If not sure of the location, give it in terms of distance (and direction) from a nearby city or town. Mileposts typically have alphabetical prefixes (though often not shown on the physical milepost markers) which designate the applicable line. If possible include that.  
   
As previously noted, many grade crossings will have identification plates. If the incident you are reporting is at or near a grade crossing, be sure to get the grade crossing identification number. The plate will typically also include the milepost and prefix for that location.  
   
Example: "I am at milepost H-54."  
   
Example: "I am on the Orin line at the milepost 14.7 crossovers."  
   
Example: "The broken rail is approximately ten miles west of [name of town].  
   
Example: "A large tree has fallen onto the tracks about a mile west of the grade crossing with the following identification number …."  
   
If the problem applies to a moving train, you need to identify  
   
The problem    
The train (including direction!)    
The location in the train    
You can identify trains several ways.    
   
If you are absolutely sure, give the train's number or alphanumeric identifier. (Typically you will hear this on a scanner, as the train identifies itself in radio transmissions.)    
If you know the number of the lead engine (or any engine in the consist), give that.    
If you do not know either of the above, give the time you saw the train, the location at which you saw it, and the direction in which the train was operating. In multi-track territory, give the track on which the train was operating. For the latter, you can simply state that the train was on the [eastern, southern, etc. of the two tracks].    
If you do not know any of the above information, don't be afraid to state that you don't know. Don't guess.  
   
The location within a train is very important. If you spot a problem on a moving train, try to note the type of car. (Chances are that you will not be able to record the full reporting marks of the car, but even noting the owner will help.)  
   
Immediately begin counting cars to the end of the train. The crew on the head end of the train will need to check the problem and need to know its location relative to the head end. But, if you can provide a count of the number of cars from the end, they can easily subtract from the known number of cars in the train.  
   
Example: "I saw smoke coming from the front truck of a black UTLX tank car approximately 43 cars from the end of the train."  
   
Example: "I saw tie-down chains dragging on the left side of a yellow bulkhead flat car 12 cars from the end of the train."  
   
Example: "I saw liquid leaking from a white tank car about 20 cars from the end of the train.  
   
(On a fast-moving intermodal train—see chapter 8—with cars consisting of multiple articulated platforms, you may not be able to determine which locations between platforms are articulated and which have couplers. In that case count platforms. Railroads usually assume that the typical person reporting a hazard is not familiar with articulated cars and will assume that a car count is actually a platform count.)  
   
Pinpointing the location within a train can help the crew stop the train for quick access by emergency responders. For example, for a fire on a railcar (or an overheated brake or bearing that could cause a fire) the crew can try to stop the train with the affected car at or near a grade crossing, where the local fire department can reach it quickly.  


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« Reply #6 on: Jul 28th, 2003, 6:22am »
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Excellent summary, Matt. It doesn't help much when a hysterical caller screams "The train's on fire!" but doesn't have a clue as to what train or where. Railroads could help by putting up more frequent location-markers that can be read from a distance. - Bob

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« Reply #7 on: Jul 28th, 2003, 8:08am »
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on Jul 28th, 2003, 6:22am, trainwatcher1100 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Excellent summary, Matt. It doesn't help much when a hysterical caller screams "The train's on fire!" but doesn't have a clue as to what train or where. Railroads could help by putting up more frequent location-markers that can be read from a distance. - Bob

 
I know on CSX, every gate, flasher, or crossbuck has a crossing ID tag, complete with ID# and milepost.


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« Reply #8 on: Jul 28th, 2003, 10:22am »
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For more info on how to report a emergency on the RR click below
 
http://forums.railfan.net/forums.cgi?board=Safety;action=display;num=1052224965


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« Reply #9 on: Jul 28th, 2003, 7:15pm »
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Canadian National Ry Co  800-465-9239  
 
That number i used to call about 4 times a week when i was in Michigan i still have it stored in my cell phone


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« Reply #10 on: Jul 28th, 2003, 8:42pm »
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Yea, I have 1-800-232-0144 memorized (CSX).

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on Jul 28th, 2003, 8:08am, NJ Railfan wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
I know on CSX, every gate, flasher, or crossbuck has a crossing ID tag, complete with ID# and milepost.

 
 
Here is one of those tags...


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« Reply #12 on: Aug 1st, 2006, 4:54pm »
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Yeah - good luck calling Jacksonville.
Clueless personified.
 


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on Jul 28th, 2003, 8:08am, NJ Railfan wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
I know on CSX, every gate, flasher, or crossbuck has a crossing ID tag, complete with ID# and milepost.

Even Canadian crossings have the same.....
 
Kettle Falls International, ex BNSF ex BN ex GN (VV&E)
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on Mar 31st, 2008, 4:22pm, Pyronova wrote:       (Click here for original message)

Even Canadian crossings have the same.....

CN Rail, ex BC Rail.


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CN Rail, ex BC Rail.

 
Accord in my own country, if a vehicle can already occured,  doorman crossing contact to the train dispatcher to serve a holding signal


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on Mar 31st, 2008, 4:25pm, Pyronova wrote:       (Click here for original message)

CN Rail, ex BC Rail.

 
Accord in my own country, if a stalled vehicle can already occured,  doorman crossing contact to the train dispatcher to serve a holding signal


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