HURT911® presents the following selected links (arranged by subject) including railroad crossing safety, railroad safety, train accident reconstruction with information on train accident cause codes, train braking, train stopping distance, train speed and train travel distance and train time to stop, train software and train event data recorders:
Railroad Crossing Safety
Train Accident Reconstruction
Train Accident & Railroad Accident Reconstruction Experts
Government Agencies Regulating Railroads
Railroad Health Insurance Carriers
FELA The Federal Employers Liability Act Video
Operation Life Saver is a nationwide, non-profit public information program dedicated to eliminating collisions, injuries and fatalities at highway-rail grade crossings and on railroad rights-of-way. Through a network of State Coordinators in 49 states (excluding Hawaii), Operation Lifesaver sends nearly 2,500 volunteers into the field to deliver a public safety message.
Railroad Crossing Safety Tips (from Operation Life Saver)
Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis Web Site – Railroad safety information including accidents and incidents, inspections and highway-rail crossing data. From this site users can run dynamic queries, download a variety of safety database files, publications and forms, and view current statistical information on railroad safety.
Railroad Safety Statistics – on crossing and trespassing incidents from the US Federal Railroad Administration
Grade Crossing Collision of a Freight Locomotive and Steel Coil
Grade Crossing Collision of a Freight Locomotive with a Log Truck
Documents for Investigating Railroad Accident Cases (available for a fee).
Analysis of Railroad Crossing Accident Causes – Conrail states: “Nearly two-thirds of all crossing accidents occur during daylight hours. Because two-thirds of all accidents occur at crossings equipped with automatic warning devices, driver inattention is clearly the major cause.” This article explains why this is untrue, although accurate.
An Introduction to Train Brakes – By John Bentley on the TARO website.
Train Braking software by Train Dynamics, Inc.
Utilizing Data from Automotive Event Data Recorders – (PDF download) NHTSA
ATCS Monitor allows you to graphically monitor train traffic on some railroads