Derailment near Rye 5-18-2017

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Derailment near Rye 5-18-2017

Postby Penn Central » Thu May 18, 2017 6:38 pm

I just heard this on the news in Florida. http://www.lohud.com/story/news/transit ... 331389001/

A Metro-North train derailed near the Rye station Thursday evening.

[...] "several" people were treated on scene "for minor bumps and bruises." One person was treated for chest pain, which she said is believed to be the most serious injury.

Five of the 12-car train, which was scheduled to arrive in Grand Central Terminal at 5:42 p.m., came off the tracks around 5 p.m. in a "slow speed zone," Gamerman said.


It is being described as a "minor derailment" and fortunately, there were no injuries reported.
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Postby Patrick A. » Thu May 18, 2017 6:44 pm

2 hours after shoving off out of Penn we are past the derailment just East of Rye. Appears to be on Track 3, couldn't get a good look as to number of cars or secerity( wires down, other damage etc). First hot day of the season was not a kind one to MNRR. Going to be a long, rough summer if this is indicative of what is to come. Hopefully this was a one-off incident, glad to hear there were no major injuries.
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Re: derailment near Rye

Postby kitn1mcc » Thu May 18, 2017 7:14 pm

wonder if a heat issue with the rail
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Re: Derailment near Rye 5-18-2017

Postby Head-end View » Thu May 18, 2017 8:45 pm

Happened almost under the I-95 overpass just east of Rye station. The road right next to the tracks there is the transition from I-95 north to I-287 west.
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Re: Derailment near Rye 5-18-2017

Postby AMTK822401 » Thu May 25, 2017 5:02 pm

Head-end View wrote:Happened almost under the I-95 overpass just east of Rye station. The road right next to the tracks there is the transition from I-95 north to I-287 west.



http://abc7ny.com/news/exclusive-metro- ... y/2035578/

Oh great, time for more screaming from Dick Blumenthal and Chuck Schumer about how PTC is gods gift to humanity and how human error is the devil's spawn.
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Re: Derailment near Rye 5-18-2017

Postby Noel Weaver » Thu May 25, 2017 6:56 pm

I heard about this a couple of days ago, it wsa all over the news in New York. Seems it was a heat kink in track 3 and they ran trains over it at 10 MPH. From what I heard a crew failed to follow the 10 MPH and this is what happened as a result. Again, this is what I heard and the source told me that this is what was also on the news in the area.
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Re: Derailment near Rye 5-18-2017

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu May 25, 2017 7:19 pm

and yes , Blumenthal was right, PTC would have prevented this.
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Re: Derailment near Rye 5-18-2017

Postby NH2060 » Thu May 25, 2017 10:20 pm

AMTK822401 wrote:Oh great, time for more screaming from Dick Blumenthal and Chuck Schumer about how PTC is God's gift to humanity and how human error is the devil's spawn.

Seeing as they're both already pre-occupied with getting phony outraged over just about *literally* everything pertaining to President Trump we might actually get a break on this one :-P
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