M8 Collision in Bridgeport

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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

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Clean Cab wrote:MN track, C&S and ET crews have been working non stop since Saturday night to get the tracks back in service ASAP. I think we should all give them a "Well Done" for all their efforts.
I concur!
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

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the boro crane and the Little giant operators need big thanks as well they had those machines humming
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

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that would be Burro crane as in a little Donkey.

and thanks go to all involved not just certain operators.
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

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I still haven't heard anything official, but speculation is 3 to 5 M8's are totalled. Of those is pair 9310/9311 which had only been in service a couple of weeks.
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

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I rode 9310 last Sunday on the way to the Parade of Trains. It still had that new train smell. Shame.
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

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Clean Cab wrote:I still haven't heard anything official, but speculation is 3 to 5 M8's are totalled. Of those is pair 9310/9311 which had only been in service a couple of weeks.
Those will be some expensive razor blades if that comes to be. I've seen some pretty amazing reapirs done on cars that one would have considered write-offs so time will tell, especially given their age. I would guess that both train sets are at least quarantined until the NTSB wraps up their investigation?
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

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runningwithscalpels wrote:I rode 9310 last Sunday on the way to the Parade of Trains. It still had that new train smell. Shame.

I can only hope that new train smell is a lot better than that old train smell!!!
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

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glennk419 wrote:
Clean Cab wrote:I still haven't heard anything official, but speculation is 3 to 5 M8's are totalled. Of those is pair 9310/9311 which had only been in service a couple of weeks.
Those will be some expensive razor blades if that comes to be. I've seen some pretty amazing reapirs done on cars that one would have considered write-offs so time will tell, especially given their age. I would guess that both train sets are at least quarantined until the NTSB wraps up their investigation?
All the damaged M8's will be evaluated by Kawasaki to see if they can be rebuilt. I imagine that most of the cars that do not get rebuilt will be due to frame and sill damage. Just because a car looks good on top doesn't mean their frames aren't smashed or twisted.
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

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Good job all around to every department. All that damage and makeshift repairs made in less than 5 days. To have the line reopened like that is beyond impressive. A lot of managers and craft employees with significant railroad experience still around to make this possible. To any commuter or rail enthusiast viewing this forum what was accomplished in that time frame was no easy feat. The commuters should be commended for being good sports also. Good show!
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

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Looks like the vultures are starting to swoop in:
Conductors and engineers injured in Friday's Metro-North derailment are preparing a legal battle against the railroad, arguing that faulty track repair and the state-of-the-art $2 million cars that collided could have caused the crash, according to a lawyer who represents them.
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

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Maybe they should wait for all the facts are in before filing lawsuits. I imagine quite a few passengers will sue to.
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

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This morning is the first morning with full service restored. All reports are operations are going very smoothly.

Yesterday with only one track back in service a limited schedule was operated. Metro-North President Howard Permut, Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner James P. Redeker and a trainmaster were in the operating cab on 1538, the first train that ran through to New Haven. The train operated on-time.
Babara Munoz, also of Bridgeport, said she was "a little apprehensive" as the train passed beneath the Interstate 95 overpass near Commerce Drive, where two trains collided last week..."I was surprised the repairs were done so quickly," said Munoz, who commutes by train to her human resources job in Manhattan every day. "They've been very diligent. ... They stuck to doing what they had to do."
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

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I wish people would stop using the words "Collide/Collided/Collision" to describe this incident. This was a side swipe that involved only 3 of 16 cars, and not a head on crash.
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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

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http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/M ... to-4645200

Reports are that the section of track was inspected two days before the accident.

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Re: M8 Collision in Bridgeport

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Article talked about a broke joint bar. They don't have that laid with ribbon?

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