Derailment at Newton Center

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Derailment at Newton Center

Postby octr202 » Thu Nov 04, 2004 10:59 am

From boston.com:

BREAKING NEWS: A train derailment in Newton Center is disrupting travel on the D branch of the Green Line. Two trains apparently came into contact on the outbound track about 100 yards east of Newton Center station. Broadcast reports indicate one female passenger was injured. The T is busing passengers between Reservoir and Riverside stations. --Developing
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Postby Robert Paniagua » Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:09 am

Was this involving an M8?????

I hope not, or they'll have to be sidelined again. Let's not have a repeat of the M8 debacle we had, since they've been doing good for the past year.
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Postby MBTAFan » Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:23 am

Robert Paniagua wrote:Was this involving an M8?????

I hope not, or they'll have to be sidelined again. Let's not have a repeat of the M8 debacle we had, since they've been doing good for the past year.


I hope not too. I really doubt it because they haven't been Type 8's weren't yet running on the D line (at least to my knowledge). There shouldn't have been one on the D that time of day.
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Postby jwhite07 » Thu Nov 04, 2004 12:00 pm

According to WHDH.com, the derailment occured as a result of a rear-end collision. One train was stopped (presumably at a red signal) outside of Newton Center, and its follower hit it at 20mph.
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Postby StevieC48 » Thu Nov 04, 2004 12:08 pm

The two Type 7's didnt derail one car at the station was unloading a handi-cap person when the second one rearended the standing type 7 and didnt derail either set. 10 people injured and two refusals as well as the operating crew for the second train for post accident standard drug tests and are currently on paid leave until the accident investigation is complete and the tests come back from the hospital. Too busy to get car numbers at this time will post more as the investigation continues. Any further questions please feel free to ask me. :-D Stevie
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Postby efin98 » Thu Nov 04, 2004 12:13 pm

The front end looks like it was smashed in, lucky the motorman wasn't killed!
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Nov 04, 2004 2:16 pm

wow, and on Tuesday i was talking to the green line dispatcher on a tour and he was saying that the green line train can run through red lights and nothing can be done, he said it is all up to the operator of the train
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Postby jwhite07 » Thu Nov 04, 2004 2:18 pm

3623 is one of the cars, and looks like 3669 is the other. 3623 doesn't look too bad, but there is significant damage to 3669.
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Nov 04, 2004 2:19 pm

are those Type 7's or 8's?
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Postby jwhite07 » Thu Nov 04, 2004 2:20 pm

They are Type 7s. Type 8s do not operate in revenue service on the Riverside Line at this time.
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Postby octr202 » Thu Nov 04, 2004 2:25 pm

That can't be good to lose two more Type 7's right now. That'll take the in service T7's to 105 (plus 36 each Boeings and T8's), or 177 total.

The picture on Boston.com right now doesn't look too good.
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Postby typesix » Thu Nov 04, 2004 2:44 pm

At a single red light that holds red, the operator is supposed to wait one minute and then proceed at restricted speed(6 mph I believe) and watch the rail. The operator is also supposed to notify Central about the light holding red, Central may know why the light is holding red.
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Postby Porter Sq » Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:25 pm

If you look a the picture at boston.com it looks like the train that hit the one in front of it riped the back coupler off and it stayed attached to it.
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Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu Nov 04, 2004 6:00 pm

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picture????????

Postby ctaman34 » Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:11 pm

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