F40PH 1013 derailment (1985)

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F40PH 1013 derailment (1985)

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:19 am

hey crew, i was looking through NERAIL tonight and came across this picture:

http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?20080 ... 409666.jpg

the poster said it was damaged in the South bay derailment, anyone have any information on what happened? the engine looks pretty dinged up
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Postby travelsoccerkid1 » Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:54 pm

Wow, that looks like it really hurts. The new BET is sure an improvement over the old one.
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Postby bmcdr » Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:38 pm

Well that was about 23 years ago, and I don't remember all the details. It happened at the height of the rush hour at South Bay interlocking, the 1013 was shoving a draft out of Southampton Street yard to South Station. I believe they either split a switch or it was excessive speed, or both, but the 1013 tipped over. The only thing that prevented her from going over completely on her side, was the high retaining wall at South Bay. As a result, we were short a set of equipment, so a quick thinking trainmaster called Amtrak and "borrowed" the inbound consist of the
"Lake Shore Limited" for a couple of round trips to Framingham.
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