M8 Collision in Bridgeport

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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by Tommy Meehan » Fri May 17, 2013 8:46 pm

Looks like everything normal between GCT and Stamford. East of Stamford, MNR says,
"Service is suspended between South Norwalk and New Haven. Westbound service will originate out of South Norwalk making all stops to Grand Central Terminal. Eastbound service will make all stops to South Norwalk."
The GCT departure board showed 1588 to New Haven departing OT at 9 37 PM for South Norwalk. They're not showing 1590 or 1594, the 10 22 PM and 11 22 PM trains (normally running to New Haven).

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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by Backshophoss » Fri May 17, 2013 8:46 pm

From the Gov Malloy news conference,NTSB has been called in to investagate the accident,Amtrak service to/from Boston suspended,
scene secured for NTSB,no timeline given for service restoration.
News Conference heard on WCBS stream.
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by Tommy Meehan » Fri May 17, 2013 8:51 pm

Earlier I wrote:The GCT departure board showed 1588 to New Haven departing OT at 9 37 PM for South Norwalk. They're not showing 1590 or 1594, the 10 22 PM and 11 22 PM trains (normally running to New Haven).

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That's why I posted the link! Now they ARE showing 1590, departing at 10:22 for South Norwalk.

Now if I was headed for New Haven I would be thinking, "Hmm which one of my friends is going to be the lucky one to pick me up at South Norwalk?" :)

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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by Tommy Meehan » Fri May 17, 2013 9:29 pm

Now 1594, the 11 22 PM train is on the board. Departing for South Norwalk, Stamford first stop.

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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by DutchRailnut » Fri May 17, 2013 9:33 pm

and so will next trains for next 40 or so hours, as there is no tracks east of Fairfield.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by Tommy Meehan » Fri May 17, 2013 9:38 pm

News photos show one track seems undamaged. I guess that would be...Track 2? (Is it 2-1-3?)

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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by DutchRailnut » Fri May 17, 2013 9:41 pm

tracks 2 and 4 were only once in service, tracks 1 and 3 the two west bound tracks are out long term for construction.
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by fl9m2004 » Fri May 17, 2013 9:52 pm

Because of that bridge between Fairfield and Bridgeport

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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by RearOfSignal » Fri May 17, 2013 9:53 pm

What a mess, unbelievable that most injuries are only minor, considering 2 trains at track speed heading in opposite directions striking. 250 passengers are said to have been on both trains, that's a shockingly low number for the rush. Any word on which trains(train numbers not car numbers) were involved?
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by fl9m2004 » Fri May 17, 2013 9:56 pm

1581 southbound and
1548 northbound

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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by Train538 » Fri May 17, 2013 9:57 pm

fl9m2004 wrote:Because of that bridge between Fairfield and Bridgeport
Not just that bridge. Please read through this topic for more information: http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopi ... 67&t=74534
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by fl9m2004 » Fri May 17, 2013 10:02 pm

That's right
My guess is towing will done by Monday am after rush
How could an M8 be rerailed then towed

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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by runningwithscalpels » Fri May 17, 2013 10:08 pm

fl9m2004 wrote:That's right
My guess is towing will done by Monday am after rush
How could an M8 be rerailed then towed
What rush?
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by Clean Cab » Fri May 17, 2013 10:15 pm

I'm trying to understand what train was on what track? The pictures seem to show the headend of the westbound train struck the rear of the eastbound head car?
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

Post by Steamboat Willie » Fri May 17, 2013 10:18 pm

Fl92004 <edited for flaming moderator> you're wrong yet again. Extra switcher already called off the spare board out of NHV to tend to the wreck. Trains 1548/1581 were involved. 1581 was the one that derailed.
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