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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation R-72-017
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Synopsis: BURLINGTON NORTHERN EXTRA 5701 EAST, APPROACHING SHERIDAN YARD SHERIDAN, WYOMING, ON THE MORNING OF MARCH 28, 1971, CALLED THE YARD OFFICE FOR A TRACK ON WHICH TO DELIVER THE TRAIN. THE MAIN TRACK WAS ASSIGNED, BUT AS THE APPROACH WAS CONTINUED, CARS WERE SIGHTED STANDING ON THE MAIN TRACK. THE CARS WERE SIGHTED TOO LATE. THE TRAIN DID NOT STOP, AND THERE WAS A COLLISION. THE ENGINEER AND FIREMAN WERE KILLED, TWO BRAKEMEN WERE INJURED, AND THREE DIESEL UNITS AND ELEVEN CARS WERE DERAILED.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE BURLINGTON NORTHERN: REVISE THE TURNOVER BOOK SYSTEM AT SHERIDAN YARD, AND ANYWHERE ELSE THAT IS IS USED, SO THAT THE TRANSFER OF INFORMATION IS CLEAR, CONCISE, AND ACCOMPLISHED IN A CONSISTENT MANNER. THE SYSTEM SHOULD ASSIGN RESPONSIBILITY FOR ACCURATE PREPARATION OF THE INFORMATION AS WELL AS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEIPT AND UNDERSTANDING.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed--No Longer Applicable
Mode: Railroad
Location: Sheridan, WY, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
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Accident Date: 3/28/1971
Issue Date: 4/26/1972
Date Closed: 11/17/1975
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