August 1, 2015

Rail safety alert: crew-induced emergency brake use

Are you prepared to make the decision? How many times have you been a part of a crew-induced emergency? Conductors, how many times have you alerted your engineer to take action to stop the train? Engineers, do you discuss parameters with your conductors for emergency brake application in your job briefings? Conductors, have you ever [...]

2 Amtrak conductors: A story of selfless bravery

Amtrak Conductors; heroes; Alvin Boguess; Boguess, Alvin; Joseph Boardman; Boardman, Joseph; Amtrak CEO; CEO

This is a story about heroes. It is a story about two UTU conductor heroes in Fallon, Nev., June 24. In utter disregard of their own safety, these UTU conductor heroes braved intense flames and choking smoke, repeatedly returning inside two burning Amtrak passenger cars to save the lives of dozens of disoriented, injured and [...]