Re: dutch drop

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Thomas M. Olsen wrote:
In the many times that I witnessed this move, they never had
a derailment or a "run in" with the equipment . . . The crews that I
worked with as an operator, all had worked with each other for a long
time and had a lot of experience in making this type of movement.
Well said, Tom. I have heard the same of experienced crews elsewhere. The fact that the move is obviously dangerous and can go wrong, does NOT mean it went wrong all the time.

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