2/6/51 - WOODBRIDGE, NJ

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2/6/51 - WOODBRIDGE, NJ

Postby shlustig » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:46 pm

Located between Rahway and Perth Amboy.

Train #733 (Eng. 2445 / 10 coaches / 1 club car - Jersey City to Bay Head Jct.) derailed and overturned on a shoofly at a highway underpass construction site.

83 passengers and 1 employee died, and 345 passengers and 5 employees were injured.

Site was protected only by a New York Divisional General Order; no temporary fixed signals (temporary speed restriction signs).

ICC recommended that the PRR install a train control system.
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