Derailment in Gardner 02-19-2014

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Derailment in Gardner 02-19-2014

Postby MEC407 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:48 pm

Andy Biron of GuilfordRailSightings has reported a derailment in Gardner. He posted a photo that shows an overturned auto rack car which appears to have slid into the side of a residential building.
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Re: Derailment in Gardner 02-19-2014

Postby Knucklehead » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:43 pm

Fox 25 in Boston had video of an auto rack ay 6:00 PM on 2/19/14 on its side at what they said was Rt.2A They reported 4 auto racks on their side
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Re: Derailment in Gardner 02-19-2014

Postby MEC407 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:14 pm

Photos and short blurb: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/02/19/f ... n-gardner/

Thanks to Dick H. for the link.
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Re: Derailment in Gardner 02-19-2014

Postby Dick H » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:13 am

Thursday 9:10AM, NECN had a live report from Gardner.
Showed R.J. Corman's crews working to re-rail the cars.
It was reported that one of the four cars had been
righted and removed and a second car had been righted.
South Main St, remains closed to traffic at the derailment.
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Re: Derailment in Gardner 02-19-2014

Postby fogg1703 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:47 pm

And the bad news continues…Car vs train in Webster Ma. No injuries and no derailed cars. Cant tell the power from the video but is this DAWO?

http://www.necn.com/02/20/14/Police-Car ... edID=11106
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Re: Derailment in Gardner 02-19-2014

Postby jaymac » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:03 am

On 02-21-2014/0700, the 4 derailed and now rerailed racks were just south of the Gardner Rte. 2A crossing. From the street, it appeared at least 1 was missing a drawbar. The Corman equipment was still there parked at and near the KC hall on Kraft Street. The were more racks, apparently waiting to go south, on PAS Main 2 at the Timpany Boulevard OHB.
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Re: Derailment in Gardner 02-19-2014

Postby jaymac » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:28 am

As of 0630/02-24-2014, the 4 rerailed racks were still just south of Rte. 2A. Garner Yard was getting crowded with racks for the PW, and the PW was presumably getting crowded with racks and others for PAS.
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Re: Derailment in Gardner 02-19-2014

Postby CPF363 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:35 pm

jaymac wrote:As of 0630/02-24-2014, the 4 rerailed racks were still just south of Rte. 2A. Garner Yard was getting crowded with racks for the PW, and the PW was presumably getting crowded with racks and others for PAS.

Could the freight that normally is interchanged at Gardner be moved via the Worcester to Ayer line to the P&W at least temporarily?
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Re: Derailment in Gardner 02-19-2014

Postby jaymac » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:26 am

The line has been reopened. Please see Norm Vigeant's 02-25 photo ( http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=214232 ). Per someone who lives near the scene, the make-up of the train resulted from an on-scene FRA official concerned with adequacy of braking power for the down-grade trip.
Worcester is not a PAR/PW interchange point except for lime and coal moves.
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Re: Derailment in Gardner 02-19-2014

Postby jaymac » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:24 am

During a 03-15-2014/1055 drive-by, saw 3 worse-for-wear racks in the Worcester Yard along Rte. 146 S just after thr ramp from I-290 W.
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