Boston Mattapan line collision 12/29/2017

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Boston Mattapan line collision 12/29/2017
Posted by rcdrye on Saturday, December 30, 2017 6:45 AM

A PCC (3262) on Boston's Mattapan line rear ended another (3260) near the Ashmont station on the Red Line's Mattapan extension December 29 at around 3:15 PM.  17 passengers were transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening issues.  The front end of 3262, a postwar air-electric PCC, was extensively damaged.

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 4:17 PM

PTC would have prevented this!  Devil


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Posted by mudchicken on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 4:30 PM

Eliminating FTA and putting these toy railroads under FRA scrutiny would have prevented this Mischief

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 9:29 AM

The very primitive (think 1904) but very effective wayside signal and trip-stop system that has always been standard on the New York subways and express tracks on the abandoned elevateds would also have prevented this.  No reason it should not have been applied with the original construction of the Mattapan - Ashmont "High Speed" line  --- except that the streetcars used were the same as used on the much slower schedule speed routes elsewhere in the Boston system.

Does anyone know if this has been retained on the "L" 14th-Street - Canarsie Line as a backup to the modern semi-ATC or ATC system installed on that line and about to be activated on the "7" West-Side-Yard Development - Flushing Line?

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