Mr. Quimby received a Bachelor of Science degree in general engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY
-- OMAHA, NE, October 1, Russell Quimby, President of Quimby Consulting LLC, has been recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in rail transportation.
Mr. Quimby has 34 years of professional experience, with the last five years as the president of Quimby Consulting LLC. As a specialist in railroad equipment, track, operations, and human factors, he performs expert witness work for lawyers in commercial and personal lawsuits, and he frequently works on both corporate and liability lawsuits. Through this legal work, he reviews testimony and exhibits, visits relevant sites, and writes reports, including facts, analysis and conclusions. Quimby Consulting LLC is a rail transportation, intermodal, and railroad services company that provides consultations in legal cases involving railroad and rapid transit accidents and incidents.
Mr. Quimby's specialties include railroad and rapid transit accident investigation, particularly rolling equipment and motive power, event recordings, track, operations, train handling, and human performance. He retired from the National Transportation Safety Board after 22 years as an investigator-in-charge in 2007 during which time he participated in 57 major accident investigations, 32 field accident investigations, 10 public hearings, 16 depositions, and 6 special studies. He wrote 11 major accident reports, 8 field accident reports, and personally conducted 10 sworn depositions. Mr. Quimby was responsible for over 157 adopted NTSB safety recommendations in all facets of rail transportation. Mr. Quimby previously worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad from 1979 until 1984 as a mechanical department manager. After his NTSB retirement, he became Assistant Vice President of Operations, Planning and Analysis for Rail Sciences Inc. from 2007 until 2008. As the son of a now 94-year old retired locomotive engineer who had 42 years of service, Mr. Quimby grew up in a railroad family and became fascinated with trains and the rail industry, particularly safety.
Mr. Quimby received a Bachelor of Science degree in general engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY in 1974 and spent 5 years as an active duty Army officer in a variety of assignments followed by 10 years as an Army Reserve railway planning officer. During his military time, he was airborne qualified, earned the coveted Ranger tab, and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his work reorganizing the Army Reserve Railway battalion. After a year as a management trainee in 1980 on the Burlington Northern Railroad (BN), he worked in several progressively more responsible managerial positions in the BN mechanical department. He qualified as a BN locomotive engineer in 1980 and 1983. In addition, he studied railroad track design, analysis and maintenance at the Institute of Railway Engineering, University of Delaware. He has been certified in hazardous waste operations and emergency response since 2001. In his spare time, he enjoys model railroading, exercising, and reading history. In years to come, Mr. Quimby plans to maintain what he is currently doing, and eventually retire.
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