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Posted on July 3 at 1:17 p.m.

...we've all seen it...You all seen the ridiculous amounts UP pays it board members so instead of extra security guards by the railroad they put a article in the paper like they really give a flying flamingo.

On Union Pacific Railroad Urges Drivers to Use Caution at Railroad Crossings This Week

Posted on July 3 at 12:04 a.m.

Things a REAL railroad Operation Lifesaver (OL) group would ask!!!
1. Why are all OL directors handpuppets of the railroad or government only giving lip service safety messages?
2. Why nothing is ever mentioned by OL that would cost the railroads a penny on the obviously missing safety equipment and track maintenance work?
3. Where are the crossing safety signals for the trains going too fast with no brakes or steering at 1,000s of crossings?
4. Where are the track video monitors for the trains going too fast with no brakes or steering to get the train stopped IN TIME?
5. Why aren't railroads paying at least half for crossing signals because it's their trains going too fast with no brakes or steering while paying the so-called RR directors millions a year.
6. Why the crossing humps trapping big trucks aren't required to be removed?
7. Why the crossing surfaces aren't wider where if a vehicle fish tails on slick road and is trapped at the edge of the crossing surface trap?
8. Why the train cabs aren't required to be lit up like a Christmas tree with emergency vehicle light bars? LOOK AND SEE!!
9. Why the front of trains aren't required to have air bags or something to soften impacts?
10. Why trains don't have better braking systems? OLIs message now shows train brakes obviously suck.
11. Why there are no bidding invitations on the obviously overcharged crossing projects the tax-payers pay the railroads for. $10,000 just to get the equipment to the sight. TRUCKED IN.
12. Why trains are allowed to run in the fog?
13. Why the crossings aren't lit up so drivers can see the black rail cars across the tracks at night?
14. Why railroads remove and steal signals we paid for on closed re-worked crossings?
15. Why $$$millions$$$ of the rail safety budget we pay in is wasted on needless reworks at crossings preventing signals where needed?
16. Why the railroad isn't required to de-ice crossings before they roll the trains?
17. Why the railroad isn't required to raise their overpasses so big trucks can get under them? The railroad wants to double stack and our road overpasses are too low---no problem WE PAY MILLIONS.
18. Why drug/alcohol tests aren't done on rail crews at crossing/pedestrian collisions?
19. Why railroads are allowed to get off with the train black box , signal black box (if crossing signals are present), and cab video at crossing/pedestrian collisions?
20. Why the fact is hidden that trains kill a few thousand people in 100 million train miles when regular drivers have like ONE death?
21.Why Amtrak passengers aren't required to look at the despicable shape of the crossings before they board the trains?
22.Why train horns aren't blown at private crossings till the last second freezing drivers?
23.Why the railroads track lights can't be at a crossing?
24 .Why railroads need track lights and civilians don't?
WAITING FOR OLI/OLI.CA response.

On Union Pacific Railroad Urges Drivers to Use Caution at Railroad Crossings This Week

Posted on April 20 at 1:18 a.m.

This lip service token BS even legal?

Things a REAL railroad Operation Lifesaver (OL) group would ask!!!
1. Why are all OL directors handpuppets of the railroad or government only giving lip service safety messages?
2. Why nothing is ever mentioned by OL that would cost the railroads a penny on the obviously missing safety equipment and track maintenance work?
3. Where are the crossing safety signals for the trains going too fast with no brakes or steering at 1,000s of crossings?
4. Where are the track video monitors for the trains going too fast with no brakes or steering to get the train stopped IN TIME?
5. Why aren't railroads paying at least half for crossing signals because it's their trains going too fast with no brakes or steering while paying the so-called RR directors millions a year.
6. Why the crossing humps trapping big trucks aren't required to be removed?
7. Why the crossing surfaces aren't wider where if a vehicle fish tails on slick road and is trapped at the edge of the crossing surface trap?
8. Why the train cabs aren't required to be lit up like a Christmas tree with emergency vehicle light bars? LOOK AND SEE!!
9. Why the front of trains aren't required to have air bags or something to soften impacts?
10. Why trains don't have better braking systems? OLIs message now shows train brakes obviously suck.
11. Why there are no bidding invitations on the obviously overcharged crossing projects the tax-payers pay the railroads for. $10,000 just to get the equipment to the sight. TRUCKED IN.
12. Why trains are allowed to run in the fog?
13. Why the crossings aren't lit up so drivers can see the black rail cars across the tracks at night?
14. Why railroads remove and steal signals we paid for on closed re-worked crossings?
15. Why $$$millions$$$ of the rail safety budget we pay in is wasted on needless reworks at crossings preventing signals where needed?
16. Why the railroad isn't required to de-ice crossings before they roll the trains?
17. Why the railroad isn't required to raise their overpasses so big trucks can get under them? The railroad wants to double stack and our road overpasses are too low---no problem WE PAY MILLIONS.
18. Why drug/alcohol tests aren't done on rail crews at crossing/pedestrian collisions?
19. Why railroads are allowed to get off with the train black box , signal black box (if crossing signals are present), and cab video at crossing/pedestrian collisions?
20. Why the fact is hidden that trains kill a few thousand people in 100 million train miles when regular drivers have like ONE death?
21.Why Amtrak passengers aren't required to look at the despicable shape of the crossings before they board the trains?
22.Why train horns aren't blown at private crossings till the last second freezing drivers?
23.Why the railroads track lights can't be at a crossing?
24 .Why railroads need track lights and civilians don't?
WAITING FOR OLI/OLI.CA response.

On Union Pacific Railroad and Operation Lifesaver Urge Professional Photographers to Stay Safe, Stay Away From Train Tracks

Posted on March 7 at 12:49 a.m.

I'm sure there is illegal fiber lines buried along these tracks for a RR security system.

The updated Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data shows 2011 also saw the lowest fatality rate ever recorded, with 1.10 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled in 2011, down from 1.11 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled in 2010. (1 fatality per 90,909,091 miles traveled)
Amtrak has 111 fatalities in the should have less than 1 column.
SELECTION: RAILROAD - Amtrak [ATK ] / January TO December, 2012
TOTAL ACCIDENTS/INCIDENTS: 1,758
Number of fatal accidents/incidents 108
Total train miles: 40,596,024
Total fatalities: 111 Switching miles: 1,875,024
Total nonfatal conditions: 1,738 Employee hours: 38,812,564
Crossings
Total fatalities: 36
Total injuries: 162
Total pedestrian (low lives say trespassers)fatalities: 70
Total pedestrian (low lives say trespassers) injured 35
EMPLOYEES ON DUTY CASES: Injured 698 (milking it?)
Total passenger deaths 4. Total passengers injured 694.

On Danger on the Rails

Posted on July 30 at 12:02 p.m.

TYLER HAYDEN --- Amtrak has video of this --- a public paid for thing ---Where is the video???

TYLER HAYDEN --- The train had a event recorder of brakes,lights, horns, etc...public paid for with humongous overcharges---Where are the event recorder readings???

TYLER HAYDEN ---The crossing signal housing has a event recorder with gate operation ---.public paid for with humongous overcharges---Where is the crossing house readings?

TYLER HAYDEN ---The crossing maintainer has a hand held that would show if the automated signals were calling him/her to come fix them. Where is the hand held???

So far in four days you have someone ran down by a train somewhere around Santa Barbara.

On Woman Killed by Train in Montecito

Posted on July 29 at 8:14 p.m.

So you take the crossing number and split it 745 618w . Plug into Google
And walla

http://www.countyofsb.org/pwd/roads/d...

Page 27 $100s of $1000s for maybe a $60,000 project. The tree still in front of the gate is a no-no. If the signals fail here, which they do all the time, drivers/pedestrians are sitting ducks. Most often the signals start just as the train arrives and the clueless police think everything on the railroads part is hunky dory when they arrive 20 minutes later.

On Woman Killed by Train in Montecito

Posted on July 29 at 6:24 p.m.

14noscams: Railroad safety is corrupt on a very high level. I know at least to the Department of Justice and whoever pulls their strings. Millions in crossing funds overcharged on and theft of equipment on reworked crossings they had proof of and dropped the case. If the railroads are busted for fraud the government can't contract with them to haul government stuff.

Passenger rail is the secret money funnel back to private railroads who get the government bureaucrats into office.

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/dire... With the states 10% match California has over $17 million a year to make go away where no un-signaled crossings get signals. A independent audit on these funds would send a few to the crow bar motel.

On Woman Killed by Train in Montecito

Posted on July 29 at 1:02 a.m.

I haven't a clue where 101 Freeway is and don't care. I'm betting there are no crossroads though. I don't know what a socialist is and don't care.

Who is Darwin? That the idiot driving the train too fast or the railroads hired guns name now?

On Woman Killed by Train in Montecito

Posted on July 28 at 7:31 p.m.

This was reported to the NRC as mile marker 370.6 which is 3.3 miles away from Olive Mill Road. MONTECITO ST. in the Federal data with 3 other pedestrians killed there.

745618w Railroad Milepost: 0373.90
http://www.nrc.uscg.mil/reports/rwser...
Railroad Milepost: 370.6
http://www.countyofsb.org/pwd/roads/d...
page 27
036750 STATE ST.
037090 ANACAPA ST.
745599U 037060 MONTECITO ST.

On Woman Killed by Train in Montecito

Posted on July 28 at 6:45 p.m.

Well italiansurg we hickerbillies in the ozarks were taught to make traps. Looking at my latest edition of the railroad crossing at Montecito, CA Olive Mill Road in Google maps this is a dandy. Retaining walls and huge trees. Just add in the un-triggered signals (actually the trigger---happens all the time) and the trap is complete.

We were also taught to not drive like idiots with bad brakes and no steering through populated areas. Somehow the railroads find the special kind of dumb ones to do it.

On Woman Killed by Train in Montecito

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