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    Posted: 05/October/2013 at 1:18pm

Friday's NTSB bulletin to the CTA regarding last week's wrong-way train collision reads like a copy of "Parking malfunctioning out-of service trains for morons." 

The NTSB urgently advised the CTA to "Review your operating and maintenance procedures for stored unoccupied cars to ensure the propulsion and brake systems are left in a condition that would not facilitate unintended movement."

If the CTA needs any help complying with this recommendation, I suggest they ask any automobile owner who has ever parked on a city street or a garage just how one can "ensure the propulsion and brake systems are left in a condition that would not facilitate unintended movement."

I don't have my car operating manual handy, but if I recall it correctly, you first place the car in park gear, then turn the engine off and finally pull on the parking brake." 

Since this is the Clueless Train Agency were dealing with, I'd add, "don't forget to take the keys with you." 



Edited by Bill Dwyer - 05/October/2013 at 1:18pm
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Where is the video showing the "empty" train coming out of the yard? There are cameras on the two platforms and another on the yard. Why haven't they been made available to "news" outlets?

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Got that right. So the cars left the yard, traveled through the station and off they went without any employees noticing this??? WTF. See cars in the yard all the time with all the lights still on....it's not their problem. More morons!
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Any one wants the Fact's On the CTA keys?? :)  

Fact, the Servicemen have the "Ears' Ground off the key so the keys DON'T Have to be in for the car to run.. And I do know this for a fact.. 

I can Explain how to make a key for the train car too.. Very easy. 

Off hand I'm 99% sure the Key switch was left in the forward or backward mode and the "Key" was removed and put back into the workers pocket..

then all you need is someone to have a bad  or faulty Deadman switch OR Someone was in the train..  Those cars usually don't move with your hand off the throttle.. 

Did the NTSB say if the switch was on or in "Forward/backwards" mode?  or was that never mentioned?    BCB...
 
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