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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Transportation and Investigation

Specialty Focus: Railroad, Rapid Transit, Accident Investigation, NTSB, Expert Witness, safety recommendations, probable cause, Mechanical, Operating, Equipment, Right-of-Way, Signals, Human Performance, Safety Board

Education: BS, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

Years in Practice: 35

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 5


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Mr. Quimby has 35 years of professional experience as a railroad and rapid transit accident investigator. He performs expert witness work for lawyers for both plaintiff and defense. He specializes in railroad equipment, track, operations and train handling, event recorders, and human factors. He reviews testimony and exhibits, visits relevant sites, and writes reports, including facts, analysis and conclusions. 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. 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 in the Army Reserve as the US Army Railway Planning Officer, and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for reorganizing the Army's Reserve Railway battalion. He worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad from 1979 to 1984 where was progressively promoted to more responsible managerial positions in mechanical department. He qualified as a BN locomotive engineer in 1980 and 1983. He has studied railroad track design and maintenance at the Institute of Railway Engineering, University of Delaware. He was certified in HAZMAT and emergency response 2001-2007 at NTSB.