I am looking for any info or powerpoints on locomotive or rail car emergencies, like different types of tank cars. Send to dubree.douglas@rigov.org

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There is some good info on the below sight:


Best of luck!
Not useful for your Powerpoints, but if you are in an area that has heavy rail traffic and are looking for more in-depth training, are you aware of the "Official Railway Equipment Register"? If your district has serious railroad track and traffic, it can be useful for training and responding apparatus. There is a lot of information that is not useful, but one serious derailment and a need to understand how the darned cars are put together to make stability decisions is all it takes. I was with a department serving a heavily industrialized area, we carried a hard copy in our command vehicles and a CD for our computers.

* * * Do not believe for a minute you can contact your dispatcher to contact the trainmaster to contact the engineers to save your butt if you are on railroad tracks -- period. * * *

Other rail-related useful stuff can be having and knowing how to set blue flags and derails. Oh, and how to swing down a moving train with hand signals saved us hose and a lot more.
We have Norfolk Southern Railways in our district, I called the local office and just asked them what we needed to prepare for. They sent out a rep from the company to come train the whole fd. He brought books for every truck along with books for everyone on the fd. Didn't cost a thing and it was well worth setting up.
I'd talk to CSX for a good railroad emergencies program. I did it at FDIC this year and got certified by them in railroad HazMat Safety. go to the link here for more info.

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