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Application 06-12-005 er al. Exhibit Date: August___, 2008 Qa A PREPARED TESTIMONY OF RUSSELL G. QUIMBY Please state your name and current professional position. My name is Russell G. Quimby, Iam the owner of Quimby Consulting in Omaha, Nebraska, specializing in railroad and rapid transit safety. Q A. What is your educational background? I graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree. In 1986, I passed the Engineer-In-Training Test (EIT). In addition to degree-related coursework, I have taken a number of supplementary education courses specifically relating to railway operation, safety and design. These courses include: + BNSF Railway Locomotive Engineer School Institute of Railway Engineering (IRE), University of Delaware Railroad Track Design, Analysis, and Maintenance Roadbed and Rails: Fundamentals, Maintenance, and Economics Track Foreman Course, Railway Educational Bureau NTSB Railroad Accident Investigation School Burlington Northern (Mechanical) Management Trainee Program (1 year) Burlington Norther Locomotive Engineer School & Qualification EMD Locomotive Systems & Performance Course AAR Tank Car Safety Course, Pueblo Colorado New York Air Brake Car Systems Course Basic Welding Course - Northeast Community College Mechanical Drawing Course, Railway Educational Bureau NTSB Project Management Workshop + NTSB Strategic Planning Workshop * Burlington Norther Equal Opportunity Course Q. Please describe your work experience. A. Thave worked in the railway industry for nearly 30 years. In June of this year I established my own consulting firm. From July 2007 to May 2008, I was Assistant Vice-President for Operations, Planning & Analysis at Rail Sciences Inc., where I serve as an expert witness in legal cases, conducted risk assessments of railroad operations, training, track, and equipment, and investigated rail related accidents. From 1985 to 2007, I was a safety engineer and investigator with the National ‘Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). While with the NTSB, I was the Investigator-In-Charge and/or Chairman of the Mechanical, Track, or Operations Investigation Groups for all severity levels of railroad or rail-transit incidents, accidents, and disasters. I conducted investigations, wrote and prepared factual and analytical reports for public record, examined witnesses at public hearings and depositions, and supervised simulations and equipment tests by carriers, vendors, and manufacturers. I participated in 57 major accident investigations, 32 field accident investigations, 10 public hearings, 16 depositions, and 6 special studies. I personally wrote 11 ‘major accident reports for publication, 8 field accident reports, and I conducted 10 sworn deposition proceedings. I was also the originator or major collaborator for over 157 NTSB adopted recommendations. From 1984 to 1985, I was a railway planning officer with the US Army Reserve (with the rank of Major). While with the Reserve, I directed railway battalion combat service support planning for various secret Middle East operational plans. From 1979 to 1984, I worked for Burlington Northern Railroad in several capacities starting as a management trainee in the mechanical department, locomotive foreman, general foreman of cars and, ultimately, as Productivity Manager for the Denver Region. Before joining Burlington Northem, I spent 10 years in the active army, starting as a private in 1969, I entered West Point in 1970 and spent 4 years as a cadet. I was commissioned an Infantry 2™ Lieutenant in the Regular Army and ended my active duty career as the Assistant Division Supply Officer for the 2™ Infantry Division in Tongduchan, Korea. During that time I graduated from Airborne and Ranger schools, and graduated from Command & General Staff College afterwards as a reserve officer. Q. Are you a member of any railway industry associations? A. Yes. 1amamember of the Air Brake Association, the International Association of Railway Operating Officers, and the National Association of Railroad Safety Consultants and Investigators, Q. On whose behalf are you providing expert testimony in this proceedings? ‘A. My testimony is offered on behalf of both the United Community Association and Neighbors For Smart Rail. Q. Do you have a financial or personal interest in the outcome of this proceeding? A. None. Iam being paid for my time as an expert witness, but the payment is not contingent on the outcome,