Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia

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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia

Post by acelaphillies » Tue May 12, 2015 9:33 pm

Oh my, I am just seeing this on the news and it I fear the worst based on these first looks. This situation will definitely be in my prayers tonight.

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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia

Post by jackintosh11 » Tue May 12, 2015 9:33 pm

what kind of locomotive was on the train?
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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia

Post by nomis » Tue May 12, 2015 9:35 pm

jackintosh11 wrote:what kind of locomotive was on the train?
ACS-64 i believe ... didn't get a screen shot of it though, and haven't seen it again on the video feed.
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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia

Post by jackintosh11 » Tue May 12, 2015 9:36 pm

Less than a year into service and one already (almost certainly) destroyed. Wow.
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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia

Post by rdgrailfan » Tue May 12, 2015 9:38 pm

It looks like this is right on the curve, overhead foot bridge (closed off)from Pike street over to Wheatscheif and a rail yard on the right going north. Line to Delair is just south of the curve.
this is the same area as the congressional Limited derail in 1943/
They keep repeating possible freight train involved ...possibly.5 to 8 cars derailed at least two on their side.

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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia

Post by SwingMan » Tue May 12, 2015 9:39 pm

Who cares about the locomotive !!

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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia

Post by R36 Combine Coach » Tue May 12, 2015 9:39 pm

nomis wrote:
jackintosh11 wrote:what kind of locomotive was on the train?
ACS-64 i believe ... didn't get a screen shot of it though, and haven't seen it again on the video feed.
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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia

Post by justalurker66 » Tue May 12, 2015 9:40 pm

The address on the news puts the accident on this curve:
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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia

Post by 34thStreet » Tue May 12, 2015 9:43 pm

jackintosh11 wrote:Less than a year into service and one already (almost certainly) destroyed. Wow.
While I'm sure we're all curious about the locomotive, the reality is, whether it was an ACS or an AEM is much less important than what happened to those on board- this looks like a terrible situation that is only going to get worse as we learn more details. Let's worry about them first, the locomotive later.
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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia

Post by NH2060 » Tue May 12, 2015 9:43 pm

Sen. Patrick Murphy who was onboard says the train was travelling @ around 60-70mph and moving at a "good clip". Whoa.

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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia

Post by chrsjrcj » Tue May 12, 2015 9:45 pm

Unless Patrick Murphy had access to the speedometer on the train, I take his speed estimates with a grain of salt.

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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia

Post by Greg Moore » Tue May 12, 2015 9:45 pm

34thStreet wrote:
jackintosh11 wrote:Less than a year into service and one already (almost certainly) destroyed. Wow.
While I'm sure we're all curious about the locomotive, the reality is, whether it was an ACS or an AEM is much less important than what happened to those on board- this looks like a terrible situation that is only going to get worse as we learn more details. Let's worry about them first, the locomotive later.
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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia

Post by JackRussell » Tue May 12, 2015 9:48 pm

NH2060 wrote:Sen. Patrick Murphy who was onboard says the train was travelling @ around 60-70mph and moving at a "good clip". Whoa.
What is the speed limit in that area, anyways?

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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia

Post by TrainPhotos » Tue May 12, 2015 9:49 pm

My friend said SEPTA is providing buses to transport passengers. Any word on where they are being taken?
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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia

Post by AlexC » Tue May 12, 2015 9:50 pm

TrainPhotos wrote:My friend said SEPTA is providing buses to transport passengers. Any word on where they are being taken?
They have opened up a local school for passengers that aren't severely hurt.

There is video of passengers leaving on the buses. They look shocked, some splashed blood. But otherwise OK.
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