Derailment @ DIVIDE

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Derailment @ DIVIDE

Postby Amtrak7 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:15 pm

Derailment Main Line 1 in DIVIDE 1, one car on its side:

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Re: Derailment @ DIVIDE

Postby ccutler » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:08 pm

good thing it tipped away from the other track
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Re: Derailment @ DIVIDE

Postby DaveBarraza » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:43 pm

Happened by luck to be on the head end of 2054 today, with a window even. Observed:

NYA train configured with power at the west end, loaded construction debris cars at the head, followed by empty aggregate hoppers, followed by about 5 more loaded C/D cars. The last two cars were on the ground, with the first upright and still attached to the end of the train, and the last tipped northwards off it's trucks, with the trucks right in the vicinity of Divide 1-21 crossover. LIRR had an almost inconceivably high number of people on the ground. Very quick response.

That's what I saw first hand, the incident is no doubt under investigation by the Agency.

And yeah, it could have turned out way way worse if the car had tipped the opposite way.

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Re: Derailment @ DIVIDE

Postby Teutobergerwald » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:04 am

Is that just west of the Wantagh Parkway overpass ????
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Re: Derailment @ DIVIDE

Postby Amtrak7 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:05 am

Teutobergerwald wrote:Is that just west of the Wantagh Parkway overpass ????


Correct.
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Re: Derailment @ DIVIDE

Postby Teutobergerwald » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:51 am

Any determination as to the cause of the derailment yet?
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Re: Derailment @ DIVIDE

Postby kamerad47 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:17 pm

Are there any pictures of that COE truck crane they were using last night to lift & fix the car the didn't flip , caught s glimpse of it on ch 7 news ??????????
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Re: Derailment @ DIVIDE

Postby MACTRAXX » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:50 pm

DB: Good picture of this derailed covered debris hopper car...This shows how bad a spot this was for this derailment - with the track damage
and the westbound Main Line track being blocked - luckily this car did not fall over on its other side blocking both tracks - or worse...

I noticed that this car was emptied and lifted onto a nearby street - will it be trucked out and scrapped or rerailed at another location?

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Re: Derailment @ DIVIDE

Postby nyandw » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:05 pm

This would be very near MP23?
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Re: Derailment @ DIVIDE

Postby vin5581 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:29 am

Supposedly it was cut up on location.
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Re: Derailment @ DIVIDE

Postby DaveBarraza » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:49 pm

The incident car and its trucks were spotted in Hicksville NY&A yard today, moved but not cut up. Car was still on its side!
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Re: Derailment @ DIVIDE

Postby Backshophoss » Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:13 am

This car at 1 time was a unit train "bathtub" gon in coal train service,"demoted" to C+D trash service,
it will be up to the car owner if that car is rebuilt or scrapped outright.
Since this car just flopped to the side,50/50 rebuild/scrap.
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