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Accidents and the Weather

Fabian Kennedy - Maintenance of Way Dept.

Fabian Kennedy speaks of Maintenance of Way Dept.

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Length: 1:04 Min
File Size: 4.1 MB
Transcript
And in case of an accident, the idea was to... if it concerned a track, was to go out and see what caused the accident. How it occurred and what needed to be done to re... to ensure whatever condition caused it was fixed and wasn't there for the next time. The... the process of rebuilding the track and after the accident and any structures that were damaged was part of the engineering or maintenance of way responsibility. The... and if you had a washout... same thing - out to the wash out and determine what's required, arrange for the work trains - uh- through repair or whatever had been damaged and restore it to the way it should have been.