A Montreal Maine & Atlantic (MMA) locomotive - Date/Photographer unknown.
22 August 2013
Shock at Railway's Use of 1-Person Crews After Lake Megantic Disaster
Washington District of Columbia USA - The U.S. Federal Railroad Administration's top official says he's "shocked" a Maine-based rail company is still using one-person crews following a deadly train disaster in Canada.
Canada's government already ordered Montreal Maine & Atlantic to use at least two crew members for trains operating there.
But FRA Administrator Joseph Szabo says the company has continued to use one-person crews in Maine.
The Portland Press Herald newspaper says he told the railroad the safety procedures used in Canada should be used in Maine.