Delays on North Side due to a Guilford freight

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Delays on North Side due to a Guilford freight

Postby CSX Conductor » Sun Nov 07, 2004 2:17 am

Fox 25 News reporting that MBTA Commuter Rail service is being delayed in Shirley this evening due to a freight train with a broken acxle.

Anyone else hear any more details?
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Postby sery2831 » Sun Nov 07, 2004 12:15 pm

Yup, an eastbound frieght got a burned off axle right at the hot box detector in Shirley. Only the truck of the burned off axle derailed. Some minor damage to the ties and one x-ing. Everything stayed line, and one train(1409) was delayed a little over an hour.
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Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Nov 07, 2004 5:32 pm

It was MOPO-06 with 68 cars. The 34th car, a load of latex, burned off a
journal. Luckily this was not a major pileup as MOPO was apparently
restricted to 30MPH due to a bad telemetry device.

1409 was walked by scene once the okay was given and was nearly
90 minutes late into Fitchburg. In an interesting note, S.Acton turn
1463 was sent to Littleton and turned as 1412 from there. No.1466
was canceled to accomplish this.

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