Part Two: Amtrak Cascades Mechanical Equipment Questions

Updated on: 10/12/2018

Questions Mechanical Equipment Information

  • What was the mechanical condition of the train?
  • When was the last inspection of the train?
  • Was all cab signal equipment fully operational?
  • Was the deadman or alerter feature checked prior to departure?
  • What was the mechanical condition of the controlling locomotive (engine)?
  • What is the mechanical inspection record of the locomotive and the passenger cars?
  • Were emergency brakes applied at any time before the accident?
  • Were the braking systems functioning normally prior to the accident?
  • Was the train operator display (TOD) in full working order? 
  • Have all maintenance crew members met the American Public Transpiration Association (APTA) Rail Vehicles Maintenance Training Standards? 
  • Died the train have a full pre-departure inspection of systems and components of the rail transit vehicles?  
Chris Davis
Chris Davis is the founder of Davis Law Group. His legal analysis has appeared on local and national news.
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