Shore Line East Train Derails in New Haven 2/25

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Shore Line East Train Derails in New Haven 2/25

Post by ThirdRail7 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:27 pm

I knew 1681 hit the ground, but this article gave me a slight chuckle. Please allow a brief fair use quote:


There were 14 people onboard the train when it derailed; however, no injuries were reported, Connecticut Department of Transportation officials reported.

According to DOT officials, the train, which was headed to New Haven, had its lead wheels of the locomotive come off tracks.

Crews worked to get the passengers out of the locomotive safely.
Ok. How many passengers were in the locomotive and how long did it take to get them out?
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Re: Shore Line East Train Derails in New Haven 2/25

Post by DutchRailnut » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:44 pm

What is a train ?? a locomotive with cars attached !! nuff said..
if you got to chuckle about media your just as bad..
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Re: Shore Line East Train Derails in New Haven 2/25

Post by runningwithscalpels » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:21 pm

Good old WFSB...

Then again, I expect nothing less from a station that names snow flurries.
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Re: Shore Line East Train Derails in New Haven 2/25

Post by ThirdRail7 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:30 pm

DutchRailnut wrote:What is a train ?? a locomotive with cars attached !! nuff said..
if you got to chuckle about media your just as bad..
Actually, according to your rule book , a "train" is multiple-unit cars coupled, or an engine, with or without cars, displaying
a marker. So, you don't actually need cars attached.


Additionally, I was led to believe the engine derailed, not the cab car. Are you saying the cab car derailed (which is a locomotive) and passengers left that?

PS: Are you in a pissy mood because someone jumped on you in the Amtrak forum?
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Re: Shore Line East Train Derails in New Haven 2/25

Post by EM2000 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:52 pm

The definition is worded like that only for operating rules purposes. In reality a light engine is not a train. The wording of many things RR if taken literally are misunderstood.

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Re: Shore Line East Train Derails in New Haven 2/25

Post by ThirdRail7 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:35 pm

EM2000 wrote:The definition is worded like that only for operating rules purposes. In reality a light engine is not a train. The wording of many things RR if taken literally are misunderstood.
I remember years ago talking to one of your rules examiners ( initials F. B. if you happen to remember him) before he retired and I asked him if the consist went by without markers, is it still a train and he said NO!!!

At any rate, I guess no one (except for possibly Runningwithscalpels) is on board with the whole "working to get passengers out of the locomotive" angle I was going for. You know what they say about jokes (the link is clean, you can click on it.)

I shall move on. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Re: Shore Line East Train Derails in New Haven 2/25

Post by lirr42 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:57 pm

I got a chuckle out of the 'error' as well, Mr. ThirdRail. You and Miss Scalpels aren't alone ;-)

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Re: Shore Line East Train Derails in New Haven 2/25

Post by fl9m2004 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:31 am

Was the engine a p40 or a jeep

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Re: Shore Line East Train Derails in New Haven 2/25

Post by DutchRailnut » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:14 am

GP40-H # 6697 and that would be Geep (not Jeep)
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Re: Shore Line East Train Derails in New Haven 2/25

Post by fl9m2004 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:24 am

I'm sure engine will be fixed and back in service soon

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Re: Shore Line East Train Derails in New Haven 2/25

Post by DutchRailnut » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:28 am

your ASSuming again, no one said engine was broke...
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