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Richard C. Beall

ph: (305) 251-4554
cell: (305) 775-5511
rbeall@bellsouth.net

Richard C. Beall Railroad Litigation Experts 8211 SW 192nd Street Miami, FL USA 33157 ph: (305) 251-4554 cell: (305) 775-5511 rbeall@bellsouth.net Railroad Operations and Safety Consultant. Certified locomotive engineer with over 30 years of railroad operating experience. He is extremely experienced in the operation of freight, passenger and commuter trains, and in all aspects of train handling and railroad related operations in general. He is also qualified and has held positions including switchman, trainman, conductor, as well as engineer. His duties include operating trains in road service as well as the training of train, engine crews and railroad personnel. He is also a former railroad trainmaster, safety director and contracts administrator, so his extensive railroad background lends to his knowledge of operating rules and procedures, train handling practices, train crew duties, federal regulations, safety rules, signal systems, hazardous materials, inspections practices, derailments, accident investigation, and event recorder analysis. He also worked as a legal investigator for a prestigious Florida law firm where he gained hands on knowledge and training in the accident reconstruction field. He has testified in both federal and State courts. Empowers extensive Safety Seminar Presentation experience and has contributed extensively to the publishing of “Train Accident Reconstruction and FELA and Railroad Litigation”, a railroad reconstruction book written to assist attorneys during their litigation investigation. Former Advisory Board Member NARSCI.

Expertise in the following areas and more:

  • FELA / Worker RelatedGrade/Highway Crossings
  • Pedestrian – Trestles – Hazards
  • Train Collisions & Derailments
  • Locomotive / Train Handling/Braking & Operating Procedures
  • Operating and Safety Rules
  • Air Brake & Train Handling Rules
  • Speed & Stopping Distance Analysis
  • Event Recorder/Speed Tape Analysis
  • Audible and Visual Warning
  • Signal Systems
  • Slack Action Effects