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Originally posted by Montana
You know, folks, the more I think about this I seem to remember a conversation I had with an engineer a month or so back. He was saying that he was stopped waiting to meet a train when the train brakes suddenly seemed to release and the train started rolling. He said he had to use the emergency brake feature to keep the train from rolling away. Something to do with the feed valve if I remember correctly. I don't know, it was in passing and quite a few trips ago, but something is ringing my bell right now....
Originally posted by donlashway
reply to post by Montana
Montana, as the only knowledgeable poster on this thread, may I ask a few questions?
Can a train be hacked?
What about the proverbial dead-man switch in the movies?
Just releasing the breaks on a down hill enough?
Could the two men have stopped it or warned down liners? It's not like a car and speeds off no mater what it takes time to get rolling? They may have been too far away or occupied, but?
Thank you, just trying to figure it out for myself.
Originally posted by aboutface
Wow, that's important info, Montana. I hope you will pass it on to all others concerned. Transport Canada and the RCMP might well be interested in knowing this.