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TSB issues warning on goosenecks (August 01, 2002)

OTTAWA, Ont. - A collision at a railway crossing has caused the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) to issue an advisory for operators of low boy, gooseneck trailers.The TSB expressed concern to Transpo...


OTTAWA, Ont. – A collision at a railway crossing has caused the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) to issue an advisory for operators of low boy, gooseneck trailers.

The TSB expressed concern to Transport Canada that the vertical alignment of the roadway, combined with the horizontal alignment of the super-elevated (banked) CN tracks and the site topography present an engineering challenge in providing a suitable road approach and a smooth crossing surface. The TSB is concerned that such design issues may pose a problem at other crossings. The TSB warns there appears to be no chance of safely clearing such a crossing within 26 seconds of warning ahead of an approaching train.


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