Railroad engineering expert, Augustine F. Ubaldi, P.E., was interviewed by Gretchen Carlson in the days following the Philadelphia Amtrak disaster.

Railroad Controls & Safety Mechanisms Explained

In this interview Augustine Ubaldi, P.E. explains the technical workings of a train’s throttle and various safety devices that are designed to promote safety on the rails.


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Augustine F. Ubaldi, P.E.

Augustine “Gus” Ubaldi, P.E. has 19 years of railroad and transit engineering experience. Gus oversaw project administration for Class I and Class III railroads and major transit systems in a variety of railroad engineering positions including engineering director for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, consulting engineering, and track supervisor for Penn Central. Gus designed and engineered track structure, station and bridge repairs, and yard track improvements. He also conducted track inspections and performed maintenance. Gus is a licensed professional engineer in nine states and the District of Columbia.