Main-Line Derailment

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Re: Main-Line Derailment

Postby Head-end View » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:23 pm

KT3, thanks for your earlier vote of approval! LOL You're right; there should be a "like" button on this board.
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Re: Main-Line Derailment

Postby vince » Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:42 am

onorclose7 wrote:"It's amazing how impatient some people can be ...........................snip.......................".

The NTSB takes their time but issues very detailed backed-up-by-the-evidence reports. They do take the time to get it right.
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Re: Main-Line Derailment

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:32 am

Kelly&Kelly wrote:Why wouldn't it be? Does it contain a "trigger word" that you find offensive? Lurking terrorists perhaps? Or maybe it's not politically correct? People reading these forums are interested in rail operations. The day to day management of human errors is indeed a part of any industry. It makes history and explains the unwritten responsibilities that railroaders carry every day. I hope this isn't too stressful. Yes, Virginia, people do make mistakes.

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Re: Main-Line Derailment

Postby onorclose7 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:11 pm

Oh boy
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Re: Main-Line Derailment

Postby Kelly&Kelly » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:17 am

Gosh. Maybe I should use a phony name...
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Re: Main-Line Derailment

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Re: Main-Line Derailment

Postby dunee88 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:34 am

The past comments even being acknowledged by officials will bring more attention to previous comments than just ignoring it. This will only be seen by the handfew of us who care about the findings. As much as New Yorkers complain, no one is going to search this forum up.

It's all hearsay and nothing official. No one is gonna loose their job.
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Re: Main-Line Derailment

Postby Amtrak7 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:39 am

Comments by Nowakowski from the meeting:

-Track car was on the ground and fouling before the train reached the point. Switch and frog were out of correspondence causing a diverging move.
-Train was moving at 43mph.
-Head M7 collided with the front of the track car, forcing it out of the way. Head M7 did not derail.
-In doing so, the rear of the track car was shoved into the path of the 2nd and 3rd M7's.
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Re: Main-Line Derailment

Postby Jeff Smith » Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:34 pm

I've unlocked; I know what caused it although it wasn't my action. For the most part, this topic has been fine. We don't mean to discourage railroad talk; apparently what was posted by a certain member was political and unrelated. I just didn't get to it this week; I was on the road a lot. Sorry about that.
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Re: Main-Line Derailment

Postby Liquidcamphor » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:15 pm

I agree with Jeff. If this topic becomes active again please be smart about what you write.
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Re: Main-Line Derailment

Postby Amtrak7 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:16 pm

Report to the FRA: ... 0120161008

H702 (improperly aligned switch) and H607 (failure to comply with restricted speed).
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