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Amtrak Derailment Philadelphia (5/12/2015)


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#41 FrensicPic

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:07 PM

Was this a CSX crash with freight train, sabotage or train going too fast or defect with Sprinter?

While Acela costs more, may be more prudent and safer to take Acela at this point in time.

Lets give it time for FACTS to be revealed!


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:10 PM

From FB. Hopefully the engineer is OK.
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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:10 PM

Lots of self-appointed experts have already posted lots of crap about what caused the wreck, what is wrong with Amtrak, how we should have a national maglev system, etc.  Obviously idiots.  Be careful what you believe. 

 

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Thank you for speaking up and out about this.  I thought I was the only one feeling like that here, but am too shaken to speak up.  I just came through the area last night.

 

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:11 PM

There are some pictures on Facebook of the ACS-64, it looks pretty intact so I don't think this was a head on collision between anything. I just hope everyone is ok and that a Sprinter defect wasn't the cause of the accident.



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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:11 PM

From the video, looks like at least 6 cars plus an ACS-64 derailed. I'm watching helicopter footage on http://www.nbcphilad...-303536331.html


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:11 PM

Lots of self-appointed experts have already posted lots of crap about what caused the wreck, what is wrong with Amtrak, how we should have a national maglev system, etc.  Obviously idiots.  Be careful what you believe. 
 
Tom

 
Thank you for speaking up and out about this.  I thought I was the only one feeling like that here, but am too shaken to speak up.  I just came through the area last night.
 
Prayers for our brothers, sisters, and passengers onboard.


Thirded. Thoughts and prayers with the victims and first responders are sufficient for tonight. We'll get our answers as soon as they're available.
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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:13 PM

Crazy to think that I photographed that engine right when it entered service on the Northeast Corridor in March of 2014. Ironically, I was taking Amtrak to Philadelphia. Hopefully that's the only loss.

 

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:14 PM

Philadelphia No. 188 NE Regional derail

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:18 PM

601 looks quite banged up but is upright.

That should hopefully mean the engineer is ok.


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:19 PM

So sad to see and hear of this. :(

 

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:21 PM

Thirded. Thoughts and prayers with the victims and first responders are sufficient for tonight. We'll get our answers as soon as they're available.

 

 

Ditto. That helicopter footage is making me shiver. I can't thank first responders and hospital personnel enough. I'm so glad there are people willing to do those jobs.


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:24 PM

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:25 PM

What adds to the chill factor is that the location of this wreck is the exact location of the 1943 PRR Labor Day wreck.  That was one of the worst accidents in USA rail history.



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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:25 PM

Position of the wreckage makes it look to me like it just had too much speed going around the curve. Locomotive just kept going off the track, first car hit something, following cars derailed and rolled until the train stopped.

Hope that first car was empty. Usually that's biz class and at this time of night might be pretty empty.

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:28 PM

CSX says that there was no freight train involvement with this wreck.



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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:28 PM

Or a problem with the rail - way too soon to tell.

Doesn't look likely that it was a freight collision, but way too soon for much of anything.
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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:31 PM

There's nothing we can do with the situation on the ground, so I'd like to ask what this will mean for operations in the short term (commuters, regional intercity, and LD) as well as rolling stock inventory.

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:33 PM

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There are additional reports that a SEPTA train got blasted with something shortly before this derailment, with the engineer's cab glass smashed, and came to a halt before being passed by the Amtrak train which derailed.

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:33 PM

There's nothing we can do with the situation on the ground, so I'd like to ask what this will mean for operations in the short term (commuters, regional intercity, and LD) as well as rolling stock inventory.

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:34 PM

From Facebook:
 

 

Injuries reported in incident, all Amtrak service canceled this evening between New York and Philadelphia

 
This evening, Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, operating from Washington to New York derailed north of Philadelphia.  There were approximately 238 passengers and 5 crew members on board.  Initial reports are that several passengers have been injured and taken to local medical facilities for treatment.  Local emergency responders are on the scene and an investigation is ongoing.
 
Northeast Corridor service between New York and Philadelphia is suspended.
 
Additional updates will be provided when available. 





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