BNSF Is Proud Of Its Positive Train Control

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BNSF Is Proud Of Its Positive Train Control

Postby SOO2719 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:55 am

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Re: BNSF Is Proud Of Its Positive Train Control

Postby Mark D » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:50 am

Interesting article from the BNSF. The BNSF spokesperson alluded to the possibility of the wreck in N.D. a few years back might not have happened had there been PTC at that time. I agree that it MIGHT not have happened, but the chances for it not happening are very slim. There would have had to have been more time for the information of a fouled track to get into the system. By that time, the crew on the westbound train would have also known and stopped the train themselves. But some day an issue will pop up that PTC will save the day.
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Re: BNSF Is Proud Of Its Positive Train Control

Postby bobnsteam » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:38 pm

Guys,
Since Amtrak uses BNSF tracks (Chicago-Seattle) would PTC be operational now on Amtrak?
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Re: BNSF Is Proud Of Its Positive Train Control

Postby Mark D » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:53 am

If it is BNSF track, I would assume that Amtrak is operating with PTC while on BNSF track. However, Amtrak in the big picture still has a long way to go to be totally PTC compliant.
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