Polar Express tragedy

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Polar Express tragedy

Postby Clean Cab » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:07 pm

Cape Central's Polar Express train struck a person on the tracks in Onset. It happened at 7:17 PM and I have no other details.
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Re: Polar Express tragedy

Postby GE45tonner » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:34 pm

Well, that's certainly going to damper the mood.... Not trying to be insensitive but it really sucks that a trespasser ruined a good time.
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Re: Polar Express tragedy

Postby Dick H » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:19 pm

"Man KIlled in East Wareham" According to the
article below, only the crew was aboard the train.

http://wareham-ma.villagesoup.com/p/man ... am/1094951
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Re: Polar Express tragedy

Postby MBTA1016 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:05 pm

GE45tonner wrote:Well, that's certainly going to damper the mood.... Not trying to be insensitive but it really sucks that a trespasser ruined a good time.


I agree with the above as well. Hopefully the crew is ok and stuff. Sad to see this happened 3 days before Christmas
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Re: Polar Express tragedy

Postby Clean Cab » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:12 pm

As sad as it is, thankfully there were no kids or passengers on board. The article says the guy was lying on the tracks, possible suicide?
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Re: Polar Express tragedy

Postby MBTA1016 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:20 pm

To be honest I don't really want to know what the full story is. It's only 3 days before Christmas. His family or whoever knew him won't be having a good Christmas with this hanging over them.

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Re: Polar Express tragedy

Postby djimpact1 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:10 pm

Not to sound insensitive to this awful situation, but why is this in the MBTA Rail Ops forum? Shouldn't this be in the New England Railfan forum?
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Re: Polar Express tragedy

Postby sery2831 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:31 pm

I agree.
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Re: Polar Express tragedy

Postby Watchman318 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:17 pm

Clean Cab wrote:The article says the guy was lying on the tracks, possible suicide?
Possibly, but remember the recent one in Taunton where the "trespasser fatality" turned out to be a homicide victim who had been dumped on the track.
As they say in Maine, "Hard tellin', not knowin'."

Mbta fan wrote:I'm looking forward to a better and safer 2014.
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