Derailment at Northeastern 8/22

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Derailment at Northeastern 8/22

Postby StevieC48 » Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:56 am

Heath St service was bussed today from Prudential to Heath St due to a derailment in the Northeastern area. Unkown what type of car derailed. If any one has further info please post. Thanks Stevie
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Postby AEM7AC920 » Sun Aug 22, 2004 11:40 am

Hope It's not a Breda!! Well funny how the T puts mechanical problems instead of derailment.
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Mon Aug 23, 2004 5:48 am

With tears streaming down my face, yes, it sure was indeed an M8, didn't get the number, but yes, it WAS indeed a Breda M8 and NOT an older train. :-( :-(
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Postby AEM7AC920 » Mon Aug 23, 2004 8:27 am

First let me start of by saying there were 2 DERAILMENTS Yesterday, but here is the story:

I got out yesterday on #39 to see what happened and things didn't look to good. I noticed that both cars were off the tracks completely. According do NET transit one car came on the platform. Anyways the emergencey lrv came and pulled 3841 away so I figured things were about done so i headed home but when i got in the tunnel the operator came on and said park street will be the last stop for all trains because of a derailment and I wondered why would the breda at northeastern hold trains from going to north station etc but when i got out the train the breda that the emergency lrv took away DERAILED AGAIN just out side of park street station. :( The train knocked down some lights and caused some damage inside the tunnel. It looked like the center truck had derailed completely because of the way the train was folded. The whole station smelled like something was burning. I'm guessing it derailed again because of damage from the previous one. I still caught 3870 running on the B line and some others so I guess they will only be off the E line.
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Postby MBTA1 » Mon Aug 23, 2004 1:16 pm

According to an operator he said that the Breda's are going to be off the E-Line for a while.
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Postby MBTA1 » Mon Aug 23, 2004 8:47 pm

As much as I hate the site, BadTransit has three very good pictures of the damage.
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Postby AmtrakFan » Mon Aug 23, 2004 9:31 pm

Mr. MBTA1,
Would you provide us a link with the Site if you can.
Thanks
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Postby Ron Newman » Mon Aug 23, 2004 9:51 pm

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Postby vanshnookenraggen » Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:06 am

Wow, that are good pics. I am amazed more people weren't hurt. I guess it is a good thing it too place so close to Longwood Medical Area.
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Postby AEM7AC920 » Tue Aug 24, 2004 3:48 am

Wow that last pics looks like the same was as 3841 derailed in park street that night.
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Postby trigonalmayhem » Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:24 am

I was just down at Northeastern last night and the train left some mean-looking gashes on the platform where it derailed. I also noticed fliers that they're using bus replacement for the E line Sundays from 5am to 2pm to do 'necessary track work' I believe it said. I'm guessing this almost certainly has something to do with the derailment.
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Postby AEM7AC920 » Fri Sep 03, 2004 5:48 pm

Here what I sent and got out a supervisor.

Sent: Greetings I noticed today that Type 8's 3806/3841 derailed on the E
line and 3841 derailed once again outside of Park Street Station. I was
wondering if service on the E line will be suspended for the Type 8's
again and was the cause of the derailment determined?

Received: Thank you for your correspondence. On August 22, 2004 we experienced
problem with a streetcar at Northeastern Station. The cause of this
problem is under investigation. We have not received any direction to
remove streetcars from any particular branch. Thank you for your
inquiry.

Best regards

William McClellan
Supervisor
Green Line Transportation
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Postby jwhite07 » Fri Sep 03, 2004 6:51 pm

HA! Nice non-answer.
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Postby AEM7AC920 » Fri Sep 03, 2004 11:11 pm

Yea something typical from the T. I have to say in the past I have gotten good responses.
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Postby efin98 » Sat Sep 04, 2004 1:06 am

Some response is better than no response, and the response to me sees to say that they are taking a deep look at the trains rather and are not in a rush to judge them just yet. Just be glad that you got a response to your question, even if it is trivial at best.
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