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Q&A Session with NTSB Investigative Team: Granite Canyon, WY

Q&A Session with NTSB Investigative Team: Granite Canyon, WY
Please join representatives from the NTSB Investigative Team to discuss the Granite Canyon, WY Accident that took place on October 4, 2018.  On October 4, 2018, at 7:40 p.m. local time, eastbound Union Pacific Railroad freight train MGRCY04 (striking train) collided with the rear of stationary Union Pacific Railroad freight train MPCNP03 (stationary train) after cresting a hill and descending a grade for about 13 miles. The striking train consisted of 3 leading locomotives and 105 railcars. The locomotive engineer and conductor of the striking train were killed, and 3 locomotives and railcars 1 through 57 of the striking train derailed while the rear 5 railcars and the railcars positioned 8, 9, and 10 from the rear of the stationary train derailed. Presenters will also answer questions related to the recommendation to the ASLRRA; described here:  Alert your member carriers to (1) conduct analysis of radio frequency propagation in grade territories over which they operate to identify areas where head-of-train device and end-of-train device communication may be lost and (2) make remediations to provide continuous head-of-train device and end-of-train device communication. (R-20-30)

Collision of Union Pacific Railroad Train MGRCY04 with a
Stationary Train, Granite Canyon, WY, October 4, 2018



Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Speakers:
Joe Gordon- Investigator in Charge, NTSB,
Ruben Payan- Signal and Communications Investigator, NTSB,
Joey Rhine- Mechanical Investigator, NTSB,
Zachary Zagata- Operations Investigator, NTSB,
and Jo Strang, Senior Vice President, Safety & Regulatory Policy, ASLRRA

FREE for ASLRRA Members
$25 for Non-Members


When
2/25/2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM