Locomotive fuel spill at Devens 10-23-2016

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Locomotive fuel spill at Devens 10-23-2016

Postby MEC407 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:47 am

From the Sentinel & Enterprise:

Sentinel & Enterprise wrote:DEVENS -- A Pan Am Railways locomotive apparently struck something along train tracks behind Independence Drive in Devens on Sunday, puncturing a fuel tank and causing about 2,400 gallons of diesel fuel to spill, according to a spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection.


Read more at: http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/br ... spilling-2
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Re: Locomotive fuel spill at Devens 10-23-2016

Postby MEC407 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:22 am

Update from the Sentinel & Enterprise:

Sentinel & Enterprise wrote:Pan Am has already dug a test pit to determine the depth of groundwater and what materials will need to be removed and taken off-site, Coletta said.
Ties and rails will need to come up to access the soil and rock ballast under the tracks.

"There's probably a heck of a lot more excavation work starting tomorrow," he said.

The engine was not towing a train, it was being switched in the yard, Scarano said. The locomotives are parked on a pad, but the pads do not cover the entire yard.


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Re: Locomotive fuel spill at Devens 10-23-2016

Postby MEC407 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:24 am

Does anyone in that area know the number of the pierced locomotive?
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Re: Locomotive fuel spill at Devens 10-23-2016

Postby guilfordrailfan » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:30 am

MEC407 wrote:Does anyone in that area know the number of the pierced locomotive?


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Re: Locomotive fuel spill at Devens 10-23-2016

Postby MEC407 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:16 am

Thanks!
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Re: Locomotive fuel spill at Devens 10-23-2016

Postby johnpbarlow » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:25 pm

PAR can top-off next POSE that has Everett dirty dirt gons with some icing on the cake from Hill Yard....
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Re: Locomotive fuel spill at Devens 10-23-2016

Postby BandA » Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:23 pm

Nasty. No information about what sliced the tank open - some chunk of metal from another engine? Hope Ayer has town water....
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