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James. R. Loumiet

ph: 816) 795-2420
fax: (816) 795-2405
loumiet@swbell.net

Mr. Loumiet is a train and traffic accident reconstructionist and holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Since 1990, he has consulted on hundreds of railroad and highway accident cases in litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants, and has testified as an expert in Federal, State, and local courts across the U.S. In 1994, Mr. Loumiet founded James R. Loumiet & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in train and traffic accident reconstruction. Previously, he was a researcher on federal highway safety projects involving highway work zones, highway barriers and crash cushions, and traffic accident reconstruction. He participated in the revision of Part VI of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and some of his research has been incorporated into published AASHTO policies. Mr. Loumiet has participated in braking and crash tests involving motor vehicles and trains. He has authored numerous technical papers and reports dealing with accident reconstruction, train dynamics, and highway safety, some of which have gained national recognition. Mr. Loumiet is also a member of several professional societies.

Expertise
• Train Accident Reconstruction
• Traffic Accident Reconstruction
• Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety
• Event Recorder Analysis
• Train Braking Systems
• Braking Distance and Speed
• Derailment Investigation
• 3D Laser Scanning

Education
• B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1988
• Aviation Electronics, U.S. Naval Training Center, Millington, TN, 1980
• Classes, conferences, and workshops on accident reconstruction,
event data recorders, highway-rail grade crossing safety, derailment investigation, railroad signal systems, and laser scanning.

Lectures & Publications
Train Accident Reconstruction and FELA &
Railroad Litigation, Fourth Edition, Lawyers
& Judges Publishing Co., Tucson, AZ, July 2005.

“Sight Distance Issues at Skewed Grade
Crossings,” Proceedings of the Sixth International
Symposium on Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing
Research and Safety, October 2000.

” Mathematical and Computer Modeling of Train Propulsive and Braking Operations”, 19th Annual Meeting of National
Association of Railroad Safety Consultants and Investigators, Atlanta, GA, May 2010.

“Transportation Event Data Recorders and Crash Data Recorders in Accident Reconstruction,” 13th Annual Meeting of National Association of Railroad Safety Consultants and Investigators, St. Louis, MO, May 2003.

” Train Accident Reconstruction and Investigation,” Michigan Association of Technical Accident Investigators, 1995 Fall Training Conference, East Lansing, MI, October 1995.

Professional Associations
• National Association of Railroad Safety Consultants and
Investigators, Charter Member, Advisory Board
Member, 1992-present.
• Society of Automotive Engineers, 1990-present.
• American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1990-present.
• National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists, 1990-present.
• Midwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators, 1993-present.
• Air Brake Association, 1990-present.

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