Railroad company looks to cameras
The northern California train company, Caltrain, is preparing to fund half a million dollars worth of cameras on their trains. There were 111 railroad related deaths in California “in the first 10 months of 2007.” Now railroad officials want to add cameras to their trains to help investigate train accidents. For half a million dollars, they could add dozens of lights and protective gates to dangerous railroad crossings across the state. Railroad companies rarely come up with the funds for improving their crossings, but apparently finding money to help investigate their growing number of accidents is no problem.