Dangers of the job!

I new it wouldnt be long befor they (BNSF) let this video leak out & it ended up on youtube. Here is the dangers of my job, working for a class I railroad. I'll try to explain as best I can. This train is operating on what is called dark territory. That means no signals on the track. You have all seen them green, yellow, red. ect. This track has none at all. You run on a track warrant, basically a sheet of paper that gives you authority to move from point A to point B. In this case a local had put some cars in the siding & forgot to line the switch back, yet told the dispatcher they had lined it back. Having this info, the dispatcher issued a track warrant to the train behind & authorized them to proceed. The crew couldnt see the switch was left open untill it was too late. The vid. is 3min. long & the shite starts hitting the fan at 2:40, so just fast forward to 2:40. At 2:42 you can hear the engineer "plug" the train. Plug is slang for hitting the emergency brakes. But at that point it was too late. No one was killed, thank god, just banged up pretty bad. I can only imagine what the guys in the cab were thinking.....This is the dash cam on the engine, so you are seing exactly what the crew saw....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C8Tp...eature=related
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