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Sallyann1234
24th Mar 2014, 15:03
and now it seems that trains are getting in on the act
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02861/Chicago-Train-Dera_2861226b.jpg

SoundBarrier
24th Mar 2014, 19:19
I saw the thread title and thought

"Oh no you didn't!!" :}

con-pilot
24th Mar 2014, 20:21
Yeah, I was worried myself for a while, was afraid to open the thread at first. :p

TURIN
24th Mar 2014, 20:52
Well, that escalated quickly!



Sorry. :O

G-CPTN
24th Mar 2014, 21:06
I wonder what steps they are going to take?

mattpilot
24th Mar 2014, 21:06
troll title of the month

:D

meadowrun
24th Mar 2014, 21:07
I actually think conveyor belts for aircraft are a good idea. A couple of smallish ones running down the aisles would move the food and drink carts more easily and would save wear and tear on flight attendants shoe soles. Could even eliminate those expensive cart wheels and make trips to the lavs much quicker.

500N
24th Mar 2014, 21:08
Next thing we know, they'll be driving the trains straight onto the aircraft :rolleyes:

mattpilot
24th Mar 2014, 22:12
I actually think conveyor belts for aircraft are a good idea. A couple of smallish ones running down the aisles would move the food and drink carts more easily and would save wear and tear on flight attendants shoe soles. Could even eliminate those expensive cart wheels and make trips to the lavs much quicker.



Hmm..... like in those japanese restaurants?

Bad idea .... food wouldn't get past row 15... occupied by the fat guy taking up 1 1/2 seats.

Dushan
25th Mar 2014, 01:30
I did a face palm as I saw the title thinking "oh, no a newbie on PPRuNe"

Matari
25th Mar 2014, 03:48
Another joker trying to go up the down escalator.:=

Capn Notarious
25th Mar 2014, 10:00
Is that a laser beam from the top to the right, bisecting the light?

Flypro
25th Mar 2014, 10:16
Stupid place to build an escalator if you ask me...........in the middle of a railway track.
What did they expect would happen?...Dohhh;)

SawMan
25th Mar 2014, 10:18
Time for a new book: "Train Parking for Dummies" :E

Maybe the TSA didn't let the driver board with the cup of coffee they obviously needed because there was more than 3oz in it :ugh:

Cacophonix
25th Mar 2014, 10:34
Reminds me of the final scene in the film "The Silver Streak"...

SILVER STREAK; O.S.T.; RUNAWAY TRAIN (FINALE) by Henry Mancini - YouTube

Edited to say that this is where the hard core train buffs start explaining the difference between diesel locomotives and electric types to me...

Caco

Cacophonix
25th Mar 2014, 13:26
Not in Chicago tis true and did involve Jill Clayburg (RIP). How I fancied her as a younger Cacophonix... :sad:

Jill Clayburgh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Clayburgh)

Caco

awblain
25th Mar 2014, 13:28
A laser beam? no it's a diffraction spike from the camera - the other bright lights have similar features attached.

Erwin Schroedinger
25th Mar 2014, 14:14
Something rather Freudian about that photo.

Maybe its just my mind. :O

Sallyann1234
25th Mar 2014, 17:13
awblain (http://www.pprune.org/members/206561-awblain)
I think the poster was aware of that. The laser, like the conveyor belt, is a reference to earlier threads of some note.

Sallyann1234
25th Mar 2014, 17:16
It's the first time I've seen a train deploy an escape chute. Are they fitted with locator beacons as well?

TURIN
25th Mar 2014, 17:56
If it's Chicago it would be an E 'L' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_'L') T. :}

coldair
5th Apr 2014, 07:25
BBC News - Chicago train crash driver who 'fell asleep' is sacked (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-26897226)

She got the sack, can't understand why ;)




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5 April 2014 Last updated at 01:53



Chicago train crash driver who 'fell asleep' is sacked

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/74051000/jpg/_74051002_021658045-1.jpg The speeding train jumped its tracks at O'Hare International Airport and hurtled up an escalator
A Chicago train operator, whose train derailed last month when she dozed off, has been sacked, officials say.

Thirty-two people were hurt when the Chicago Transit Authority train jumped its tracks at O'Hare International Airport and hurtled up an escalator.
The woman, 25, worked as an operator for two months and reportedly admitted it was not the first time she had dozed off at work.
None of the injuries at the busy airport was said to be serious.
Safety violations The Chicago Transport Authority (CTA) said that it did not believe the driver's work schedule played a role in the 24 March crash,
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/74051000/jpg/_74051004_021704724-1.jpg The crash meant that millions of of dollars' worth of repair work was required at at O'Hare International Airport train station
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/74051000/jpg/_74051006_021677639-1.jpg The crash in March was the second in recent months involving an apparently out-of-control CTA train
But it said that changes to its train operator scheduling policies would be implemented as result of an internal review of the crash at O'Hare.
CTA officials were quoted in the Chicago Tribune (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-cta-changing-scheduling-policy-after-ohare-train-crash-20140404,0,1754523.story) as saying that the driver had worked 55 hours in the seven days preceding the incident but was off work for 18 hours prior to the shift in question. Officials say that she also admitted to over-running a station in February.
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/73831000/jpg/_73831345_73831344.jpg

YouTube footage showed CCTV video of the Chicago train derailment

CTA spokeswoman Tammy Chase was quoted by the Reuters news agency as saying that it could terminate the contract of an operator for two serious safety violations and that "an incident of this severity is sufficient for termination".
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said that train was travelling at about 42 km/h (26 mph) when it entered the station, a normal speed, and tripped an emergency braking system beside the track that failed to stop it before the impact.
NTSB investigator Ted Turpin said last month that the train operator had admitted that she had "dozed off" prior to entering the station.
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/74051000/jpg/_74051008_021649659-1.jpg The CTA says that it will repeat its fatigue awareness training for all rail operators as a result of the crash

Dushan
5th Apr 2014, 15:31
The CTA says that it will repeat its fatigue awareness training for all rail operators as a result of the crash

Let's hope they serve plenty of coffee during class.

Sallyann1234
5th Apr 2014, 22:34
"fatigue awareness training"

I'd love to know what that involves.

jimtherev
5th Apr 2014, 23:45
"an incident of this severity is sufficient for termination".No. Really????

Buster Hyman
6th Apr 2014, 00:18
Mind the gap!

ShyTorque
6th Apr 2014, 00:24
I always wondered how they got those trains underground in the first place.....now we know.