Texas veterans parade hit by train did not have city permit

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totherepublic wrote:

And if they had a permit it would not have happened right? Idiots.

Nov 20, 2012 4:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AGGNews wrote:

RE “totherepublic”:
If they had filed a permit request, the city would have notified the railroad. The railroad would have issued a track warrant (special speed restriction) to the train crew. It would have *at least* decreased the impact speed and increased the time for people to depart the flat bed truck.

It takes over a mile and about one minute to stop an average loaded train at most mainline speeds.

Of course, it would have been easier for the truck driver simply not to enter a crossing until he was able to clear it. Parking a passenger vehicle on active rail road is a bad idea– as should be obvious.

Nov 20, 2012 5:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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