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Amtrak Derailment Philadelphia (5/12/2015)


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#1 BrianPR3

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 08:55 PM

There's an amtrak derailment so far 2 pictures from congressman patrick murphy of PA
https://twitter.com/...302528447651841

https://twitter.com/...299221561896960

a sprinter looks to be involved with overturned cars

WCAU with live coverage

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Edited by BrianPR3, 12 May 2015 - 09:01 PM.

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:00 PM

The Facebooks says 188.

The Northeast corridor rail fans group is full of posts - one of them is a news guy posting photos from their control room.

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Looks bad, bad, bad. Reportedly 601 was leading.

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:03 PM

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This looks like it's an ugly one.

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:04 PM

"The train started to shake" and then derailed. 8 - 9 cars derailed, and 50 injured.


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:05 PM

Looks like some are on their sides.  http://www.breakingn...n-philadelphia/



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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:06 PM

Several sources say train 188 entered a corner at a high rate of speed and the first few cars potentially rolled. Unreliable information at this point. Shocking pictures.

 

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Source: https://twitter.com/...305568177139713


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:08 PM

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This looks like it's an ugly one.

 

Oh my god. :(


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:08 PM

Live on CNN.

Congressman Patrick Murphy is onboard and tweeting pictures.

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:15 PM

Early reports are that it hit a freight train, which would explain the destruction of that one car.

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:16 PM

It looks pretty rough. Probably high rate of speed. Or maybe it picked a switch
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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:17 PM

How sad, hopefully there are no deaths!

We appreciate the updates from those with access and inside info, the local news stations are doing their usual " if it bleeds it leads!" sensationalism! Sigh
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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:18 PM

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:18 PM

Early reports are that it hit a freight train, which would explain the destruction of that one car.


Read that as well, but haven't seen anything that looks like a freight train on the TV coverage.

How sad, hopefully there are no deaths!


Given that picture, that looks impossible.
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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:19 PM

How sad, hopefully there are no deaths!

We appreciate the updates from those with access and inside info, the local news stations are doing their usual " if it bleeds it leads!" sensationalism! Sigh


Seriously?! You don't think this is big news? It's horrible and certainly merits lead news coverage.

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:20 PM

If the car was a deadhead it is possible. No chance in hell if it had people on it though, especially if it was full. 



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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:22 PM

CNN just said it collided with a CSX freight train. 



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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:23 PM

Looks like a line of tank cars along the bottom of the screen - someone smart on the geography want to help out?
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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:23 PM

How sad, hopefully there are no deaths!

We appreciate the updates from those with access and inside info, the local news stations are doing their usual " if it bleeds it leads!" sensationalism! Sigh

Seriously?! You don't think this is big news? It's horrible and certainly merits lead news coverage.
I agree totally!, My point is that its apparent that the locals don't know what they're talking about and spreading rumors and giving out scare stories! We have this every time there's a media blitz about passenger train mishaps!

CNN is doing a very good job, the local Fixed Noise Station it's usual terrible job!

As Joe Friday said, " Just the facts ma'am!"

Thoughts and prayers with everyone involved, looks like the first responders and able passengers and crews are doing a heroic job!

Edited by jimhudson, 12 May 2015 - 09:40 PM.

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:25 PM

This is so horrible and so tragic. I am praying for all on board 188.

Just saw a clip on my local news and came here to see what info might be available.

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 09:25 PM

Looks at least as bad as the Metro North commuter rail crash that happened recently.  Really hoping for the best here.  Looks like a devastating accident.






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