on the ground twice in about a week

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on the ground twice in about a week

Postby kitn1mcc » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:54 pm

last saturday 12/1 i think it was CT went on the ground in middletown just east of forest RD

and again today 12/6 CT-2 went on the ground in new haven right near the grand ave crossing

some track work is needed in ct
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Re: on the ground twice in about a week

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Re: on the ground twice in about a week

Postby DutchRailnut » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:40 pm

Well last one was on NEC , I doubt it was track conditions.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: on the ground twice in about a week

Postby kitn1mcc » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:48 pm

nice to see the Real wreck Crew had to be called in.

that section is the Approach to shore line JCT and Usually there will be anything but a clear signal there usually thats were they start slowing traffic down. wonder if some one got a penalty application and the freight cars did what they like to do
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Re: on the ground twice in about a week

Postby DutchRailnut » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:09 pm

train came out of Cedar Hill at restricted signal to go to NEC, so no brake application was not a factor.
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Re: on the ground twice in about a week

Postby kitn1mcc » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:17 pm

ohh ok it was hard to tell what way it was going.
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Re: on the ground in Middletown

Postby Larry » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:27 pm

In Middletown today, one engine and one car on the ground at around 2:00PM. Train was heading back to Cedar Hill with two engines and four cars and a third engine in tow coming off wye from the south. Train had gone up north first and was done for the day. Lead engine is under main street tunnel near O'Rourke's diner. Track gauge was off and 2nd engine and one car split the rails. I took pictures but do not know how to post them. I know the line needs work and this just proves my point. Crew was waiting on response but I had to leave so do not know the outcome. I hope they get home in decent amount of time.
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Re: on the ground twice in about a week

Postby Plate C » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:45 pm

Derailments are part of railroading and happens to every RR at some time. That being said, is it just me, or does this seem to happen to P&W a bit too often, especially since the distance they travel is considerably less than larger RRs?
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Re: on the ground twice in about a week

Postby kitn1mcc » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:34 pm

i don't think CCCL was ever on the ground as mutch as p and w


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Re: on the ground in Middletown

Postby Rbts Stn » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:29 am

Larry wrote:In Middletown today, one engine and one car on the ground at around 2:00PM. Train was heading back to Cedar Hill with two engines and four cars and a third engine in tow coming off wye from the south. Train had gone up north first and was done for the day. Lead engine is under main street tunnel near O'Rourke's diner. Track gauge was off and 2nd engine and one car split the rails. I took pictures but do not know how to post them. I know the line needs work and this just proves my point. Crew was waiting on response but I had to leave so do not know the outcome. I hope they get home in decent amount of time.


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Re: on the ground twice in about a week

Postby MEC407 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:29 am

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Re: on the ground twice in about a week

Postby Larry » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:41 pm

Thanks to both of you I will try and do my bestr to post some pictures. I had to go back down to Middletown today and I see the line was back in service and open for business. Great job on getting this back open in such a short period of time P & W.
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Re: on the ground twice in about a week

Postby kitn1mcc » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:05 pm

there is also a nice P and W group on the face book
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Re: on the ground twice in about a week

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Mon May 06, 2013 8:09 pm

derailments happen on the RR, most of the time they go unnoticed unless the news or buffs get wind of it and spread the word, also depends on where it happens. I've heard Pan Am had 3 yard incidents in one day before, but don't quote me, just what a fellow worker once told me....bring in the wooden stacking blocks!!
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Re: on the ground twice in about a week

Postby MEC407 » Mon May 06, 2013 8:21 pm

Speaking of which: if anyone has ever wondered how the railroads use wooden blocks to rerail cars and locomotives, this video demonstrates it quite well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txNMwminoiw
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