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NTSB Indicates That Goodwell, OK Train Crash Could Have Been Prevented

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) indicated yesterday that the June 24, 2012 collision involving two Union Pacific trains that occurred near Goodwell, Oklahoma could have been prevented by positive train control (PTC). Three Railroaders were killed as a result of that collision.

A link to the NTSB’s website regarding that investigation can be found at: http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/2012/goodwell_ok/goodwell_ok.html.
A link to the NTSB’s preliminary report can be found at: http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/2012/goodwell_ok/Preliminary_Report.html.

By Matt Darby

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