M8 Collision in Bridgeport

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Train538
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M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by Train538 » Fri May 17, 2013 5:53 pm

Looks like we just lost our first M8s as of 18:10 :-( I hope everyone is okay!
https://twitter.com/CTNotify/status/335526306903117824
http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/21/55/75/46 ... ignews.jpg
Interior of 9247: http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-a ... 6550_n.jpg
Aerial view of 9193 (left) and 9247 (right): http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/21/56/01/46 ... 28x471.jpg
(not my pictures)

Exact location: http://goo.gl/maps/J8j0m
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by MNCRR9000 » Fri May 17, 2013 5:59 pm

Listening to the Bridgeport FD radioreference feed reports are that all occupants are off the train.

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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by Train538 » Fri May 17, 2013 6:01 pm

News 12 CT reporting injuries along with a lot of other damage. How on earth did this happen?!?!
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by ThirdRail7 » Fri May 17, 2013 6:04 pm

Let's hope the reported injuries aren't serious. The pictures are humbling.
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by Train538 » Fri May 17, 2013 6:08 pm

9193 is the M8 with the missing fireman's side (left train) and 9247 & 9310 are the cars that were hit on the right.
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by TacSupport1 » Fri May 17, 2013 6:11 pm

According to this, the catenaries were burning..

http://www.emtbravo.net/index.php/topic ... ent-51713/
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by Train538 » Fri May 17, 2013 6:13 pm

Wires, not catenaries ;-) Oh geez.
"We have clearance, Clarence. Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor? Tower's radio clearance, over! That's Clarence Oveur. Over. Over. Roger. Huh? Roger, over! What? Huh? Who?" (from the movie Airplane!)

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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by MNCRR9000 » Fri May 17, 2013 6:26 pm

http://nhregister.com/articles/2013/05/ ... 567393.txt

Article from the New Haven Register with a couple more pictures.


http://twitter.com/rscinto_NHR/status/3 ... 04/photo/1

Picture from twitter of the staging area
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by NH2060 » Fri May 17, 2013 6:28 pm

Wow what a mess. Thank goodness it didn't derail on the (Burr Farms Rd.?) bridge or who knows what would have happened.

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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by twropr » Fri May 17, 2013 6:34 pm

Was the location near where the former Burr Road Tower had been? Were the two trains involved going in the same or opposite directions?

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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by fl9m2004 » Fri May 17, 2013 6:57 pm

According to the emails from Metro North
All eastbound trains are turning at South Norwalk
And westbound trains will turn at Bridgeport

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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by Clean Cab » Fri May 17, 2013 7:06 pm

OK folks, I cannot stress how serious this situation is. PLEASE don't post information that is not based in fact!!! I'm sure we'll all know what happened once the designated officials do their investigations.
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by vingong » Fri May 17, 2013 8:22 pm

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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by bigrailfan » Fri May 17, 2013 8:27 pm

Are the M8's still under warenty? If they are the damage cars will be repaired or replaced.

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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by DutchRailnut » Fri May 17, 2013 8:33 pm

warranties do Not cover crash damaged units, it gets paid for by commuters(in long run)
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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