October 20, 2014

Crashes traumatic for railroad employees

Crashes are traumatic for both victims and the railroad employees who witness the tragedies unfold.

An average freight train has 100 cars and at least two engines, a total package weighing as much as 6,000 tons. Traveling at 55 mph, such a train takes at least a mile to come to a stop, according to U.S. Department of Transportation data.

Read the complete story at the Des Moines Register.