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Tragic derailment of corridor train

Postby jwhite07 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:02 pm

I hope this will not impact or affect your travel plans:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/nat ... le2350323/

Just happened, perhaps an hour and a half before this writing.
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Re: Tragic derailment of corridor train

Postby Ken V » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:12 pm

VIA train 92 from Niagara Falls to Toronto derailed shortly after departing Aldershot station. The locomotive and lead passenger car were flipped on their sides. According to a VIA spokesperson, both engineers and one other VIA employee were killed in the incident. No other fatalities have been reported at this time.
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Re: Tragic derailment of corridor train

Postby charlie6017 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:10 pm

Sad news, and many prayers to the families of all those affected. :-(

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Re: Tragic derailment of corridor train

Postby Steve F45 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:18 pm

Engine appears to be an F40 from a pic that was on yahoo news.
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Re: Tragic derailment of corridor train

Postby warwgn3 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:30 pm

Steve F45 wrote:Engine appears to be an F40 from a pic that was on yahoo news.


It was Engine 6444.

Media says "all 6 cars derailed", yet I only see 5.
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Re: Tragic derailment of corridor train

Postby parailfan312 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:46 pm

warwgn3 wrote:
It was Engine 6444.

Media says "all 6 cars derailed", yet I only see 5.


VIA Rail official press release on their site says five cars and the locomotive, and that all involved are derailed.

My prayers with the victims and my condolences for the families of the employees!

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Re: Tragic derailment of corridor train

Postby 25Hz » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:39 am

I've actually seen where this happened when i was up there a few weeks ago, inconceivable.... I wonder what happened..

Of course my thoughts go out to the family, friends and co-workers of the folks involved. Quite shocking and tragic. :(
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Re: Tragic derailment of corridor train

Postby Silverliner II » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:49 am

I've ridden the Oakville Sub often in my many visits in the last 8 years, on Amtrak, VIA, and GO... that area is almost a second home for me. My thoughts and condolences are with the families of the crew that did not survive....
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Re: Tragic derailment of corridor train

Postby 25Hz » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:41 am

It looks like the spot was located after a grade crossing. There are switch points in the vicinity as well.
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Re: Tragic derailment of corridor train

Postby Silverliner II » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:10 am

25Hz wrote:It looks like the spot was located after a grade crossing. There are switch points in the vicinity as well.

That's the King Road grade crossing. I had planned to do some video there back in July, but the weather scuttled my idea....
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Via derailment on way to Toronto: Amtrak equipment?

Postby dumpster.penguin » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:51 am

The A.P. writes that a passenger train derailed on the way from Niagara Falls to Toronto. Would that be Amtrak's equipment?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/ame ... story.html
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Re: Tragic derailment of corridor train

Postby 25Hz » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:19 am

http://www.thestar.com/iphone/news/arti ... wreck?bn=1

Seems like the spot has troubled history.
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Re: Via derailment on way to Toronto: Amtrak equipment?

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:35 am

Mr. Penguin, it appears that VIA LRC equipment was involved:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/201 ... ronto.html
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Re: Via derailment on way to Toronto: Amtrak equipment?

Postby 25Hz » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:45 am

The maple leaf isn't traveling from aldershot that early in the day. They get into aldershot around 7 pm. The derailment happened sometime after 3 pm.

I thought the same thing because i first head of it when my canadian friend was watching the news at her place while i was on phone with her around 7:45 pm.
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Re: Via derailment on way to Toronto: Amtrak equipment?

Postby Tadman » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:28 am

Fire up the google, it appears this was #6444 and 4-5 LRC coaches. Unfortunately we lost all three people in the cab. Sixty people had to be extracted out of a total of 75 passengers. This was a serious accident by all measures, the loco is on its side and the coaches are all over the place. see pic links:

http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/ ... 40cl-8.jpg

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/files/2012/02/train-.jpg
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