An overview of the 3 types of passenger trains, common emergency problems, and a useful 17 Point Pre-Planning Rail Response Checklist. During the early twentieth century, trains were the primary means of long distance passenger transportation. Although planes and cars have replaced trains for the top means of distant commuting, passenger trains are still a popular way to travel. There are three basic rail passenger modes: InterCity Trains, Commuter Trains, and Tourist Trains.
8 Q&A Facts on the Significance of Placard Usage in Rail Transportation 1. WHAT ARE PLACARDS? By Federal Code, the definition and identification of hazardous material being transported by any mode requires that they be marked in a manner that is easily observed. The “marking” is called a “placard”. 2. WHEN ARE PLACARDS USED? Hazmat carriers, including railroads, are required to ensure hazmat cars are accurately marked, and hazmat railcar content documents are in the possessi
Yes, yes. We know what you are thinking! But when it comes to trains, size truly matters. And because their incredible size, your plans as Emergency Managers will have to reflect a train’s power and catastrophic magnitude. Let’s compare the vast size of trains, and why their size is so important. Cargo trains are mighty and efficient, but their wrecks are nothing short of a nightmare. Do you know what material the trains passing through your community are CARRYING? Your emerg