Rail safety issues and actions
Recommendation issued to: Pacific National
|Date issued:||02 February 2006|
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|Background:||Why this Recommendation was developed|
The ATSB recommends that Pacific National:
- Enhance the Train Consist Report provided to locomotive drivers such that each platform of a multi-platform drawbar connected wagon is presented as an individual wagon.
- Encourage drivers to refer to the Train Consist Report and tailor their driving technique to reflect any undesirable factors relating to the load distribution, such as the use of dual braking on steep descending grades.