Passenger train's collisions with vehicles.

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Passenger train's collisions with vehicles.
Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, March 16, 2015 9:55 PM

This is getting old. Another one in southern California. Maybe we should make this thread a permanent repository.

http://www.cbs8.com/story/28530156/amtrak-train-hits-car-on-tracks-in-oceanside

 

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Posted by ccc on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 1:29 AM

Looks like another suicide attempt...

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, March 19, 2015 3:50 AM
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Posted by Paul of Covington on Thursday, March 19, 2015 9:30 AM

   Actually, Slidell, La.

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, March 19, 2015 2:41 PM

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Since when do Police post on Facebook and commercial newspapers us it as a source for their news articles?????

         

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Posted by Deggesty on Thursday, March 19, 2015 3:37 PM

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Since when do Police post on Facebook and commercial newspapers us it as a source for their news articles?????

 

Maybe the Napoleanic Code now calls for this? Remember Louisiana laws are based on Napoleon's code. Smile

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Posted by schlimm on Thursday, March 19, 2015 3:56 PM

Police use FB to communicate to a broader public.  It reaches far more folks than other media.

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:53 PM

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Since when do Police post on Facebook and commercial newspapers us it as a source for their news articles?????

 

 

 

Maybe the Napoleanic Code now calls for this? Remember Louisiana laws are based on Napoleon's code. Smile

 

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:16 PM

Drunk appears to have tried to play King Arthur and joust Downeaster at Old Orchard Beach.  Drunk lost, Passenger may be critical. Didn't use long enough jousting pole ?.

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/03/26/police-investigating-downeaster-train-collision-with-car/

 

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, April 07, 2015 7:40 PM

Piedmont train # 76 got another car just east of Greensboro. That train certainly has had more than its share of incidents.

Wonder if NC  DOT wishes they could seal the route.

http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/amtrak-train-collides-with-an-empty-vehicle-outside-of-greensboro/article_f80f044c-dccb-11e4-97cc-d3145ca70f11.html

 

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, April 10, 2015 11:27 AM
No information but Capitol corridor train 521 hits vehicle.
Here is notice ------------
 

Capitol Corridor Train 521 is being delayed between Martinez & Richmond due to a Vehicle Strike Questions for the Capitol Corridor? Contact Us STAY CONNECTED: SUBSCRIBER SERVICES: Manage Preferences | Unsubscribe | He

 
  

 

 
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:32 AM

Palmetto got a car approaching Savannah last night.  No details yet. 

http://m.wtoc.com/wtoc/db/350145/content/wBwbQMVB

This morning's Palmetto out of Savannah on time this morning.  That may indicate minor damage to loco or another one was sent to Savannah.  Any other info ?

EDIT:  Driver reported killed.

http://www.wtoc.com/story/28815946/train-crashes-into-car-in-garden-city

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, April 16, 2015 1:50 PM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Sunday, April 19, 2015 7:01 PM

Amtrak # 65 hit car near South Kinston.  Reports are varied but appears car tried to go thru closed grade crossing fence.  ( all crossings have been closed in RI ).  One killed.  Unconfirmed that ACS-64 and leading V-2 baggage damaged but how much no idea yet. So the first for both new pieces of equipment.

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20150419/NEWS/150419246/14110

This may be a link to photo of location ?

http://discuss.amtraktrains.com/index.php?/topic/63917-automobile-collision-in-west-kingston-ri-on-nec/ 

 Another report.  Wonder if this is a  GPS caused ?

http://www.turnto10.com/story/28839929/train-and-car-collide-in-south-kingstown

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, April 20, 2015 7:34 PM

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Amtrak # 65 hit car near South Kinston.  Reports are varied but appears car tried to go thru closed grade crossing fence.  ( all crossings have been closed in RI ).  One killed.  Unconfirmed that ACS-64 and leading V-2 baggage damaged but how much no idea yet. So the first for both new pieces of equipment.

http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20150419/NEWS/150419246/14110

This may be a link to photo of location ?

http://discuss.amtraktrains.com/index.php?/topic/63917-automobile-collision-in-west-kingston-ri-on-nec/ 

 Another report.  Wonder if this is a  GPS caused ?

http://www.turnto10.com/story/28839929/train-and-car-collide-in-south-kingstown

 

Google view might explain how driver got on track.

https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1429569401243!6m8!1m7!1sgCMTgNN-fSvG2rDFtHI6hg!2m2!1d41.488067!2d-71.554708!3f87.10448256315237!4f-6.057093885421949!5f1.8731607263914252

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, April 23, 2015 9:26 PM

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Amtrak # 65 hit car near South Kinston.  Reports are varied but appears car tried to go thru closed grade crossing fence.  ( all crossings have been closed in RI ).  One killed.  Unconfirmed that ACS-64 and leading V-2 baggage damaged but how much no idea yet. So the first for both new pieces of equipment.

Maybe bad news.  --   ACS-64  # 629 unconfirmed report heavy damage and not known if it will be rebuilt.  Could be if it is heavy damage might be sent back west to builder ?   Baggage  # 61037 damage unknown as of this time.

Anyone with more info.

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, April 23, 2015 10:43 PM

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Amtrak # 65 hit car near South Kinston.  Reports are varied but appears car tried to go thru closed grade crossing fence.  ( all crossings have been closed in RI ).  One killed.  Unconfirmed that ACS-64 and leading V-2 baggage damaged but how much no idea yet. So the first for both new pieces of equipment.

 

 

Maybe bad news.  --   ACS-64  # 629 unconfirmed report heavy damage and not known if it will be rebuilt.  Could be if it is heavy damage might be sent back west to builder ?   Baggage  # 61037 damage unknown as of this time.

Anyone with more info.

For a new $6M locomotive to be written off it would basically have to be in the shape of a pretzel after the incident.

         

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Posted by NorthWest on Thursday, April 23, 2015 11:24 PM

I guess it depends whether or not it is cheaper to rebuild it, or build a new 629. That's the nice thing about having the assembly line still open.

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Posted by ACY Tom on Friday, April 24, 2015 1:47 PM

I'd be curious to see photos of the damaged loco. When a brand new P40 went into Big Bayou Canot on the Sunset Limited, they fished it out & sent it back to Erie for evaluation.  I don't think it was ever returned to service.  I'd be shocked if that were possible.  But I understand the value of the unit's monocoque construction was validated by the examination of the unit.  I wonder whether this unit fared as well.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, April 24, 2015 5:40 PM

Pictures of Crescent tr #20 / 22  that hit vehicle near Tuscaloosa.

http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2015/04/authorities_are_on_the_scene_o.html

 

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, April 24, 2015 5:40 PM

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I guess it depends whether or not it is cheaper to rebuild it, or build a new 629. That's the nice thing about having the assembly line still open.

 

There is a difference between what 'outsiders' consider serious locomotive damage and what those in the industry consider serious locomotive damage.

Outsiders see cosmetic damage - those in the industry look for structural damage.  Cosmetic damage is easily repairable, structural damage is harder to see and more critcal when it occurrs.

         

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Posted by NorthWest on Friday, April 24, 2015 6:56 PM

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There is a difference between what 'outsiders' consider serious locomotive damage and what those in the industry consider serious locomotive damage. Outsiders see cosmetic damage - those in the industry look for structural damage. Cosmetic damage is easily repairable, structural damage is harder to see and more critcal when it occurrs.

I haven't actually seen a picture of the damaged unit in question, so my point was that Amtrak (or their insurer) will check the locomotive and determine the cheapest option to get a 629 back to usable condition.   I am aware of the kind of damage that results in a retirement, but I can't see a collision with a car bending the frame or bending collision posts.

Your point is valid. I've seen locomotives with the long hood ripped completely off returned to service, and those with little cosmetic damage scrapped due to frame bowing.

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Posted by ACY Tom on Friday, April 24, 2015 10:33 PM

I think my point was that the locomotive held together pretty well at Big Bayou Canot.  I've been told (not sure whether this can be confirmed) that the cab remained intact, and the three crew members of the crew did not die as a result of impact.  I'm told they drowned.

Cold comfort, I guess.

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Posted by CMStPnP on Saturday, April 25, 2015 2:41 PM

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I think my point was that the locomotive held together pretty well at Big Bayou Canot.  I've been told (not sure whether this can be confirmed) that the cab remained intact, and the three crew members of the crew did not die as a result of impact.  I'm told they drowned.

Cold comfort, I guess.

Tom

On that note, if you do find yourself in a sinking vehicle of some sort...

What happens is the water comming in exerts a kind of suction along with the downward sinking vehicle that does not allow escape until the water has completely filled the submerged space and the vehicle's rapid sink rate has diminished or stopped......then the pressure is equalized and one can escape.    Most untrained folks panic and gasp for air and drown in that type of environment.  

Best approach if your conscious is to hold your breath until the pressure equalizes making use of the time to plan your escape route and ensure your not tangled up in anything.   Once the vehicle fills with water and levels off it has a tendency to kind of exhale as the rush in of water is suddenly stops.....that will help eject you if your near an open door or window.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, May 04, 2015 4:54 PM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, May 04, 2015 8:05 PM

School bus almost became another stat.  In this case close did count as a save.

http://patch.com/new-york/chappaqua/school-bus-trapped-metro-north-crossing-driver-arrested-new-castle-police

 

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Sunday, May 10, 2015 6:09 PM
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Posted by ACY Tom on Sunday, May 10, 2015 8:06 PM

Why evacuate the City of New Orleans?  Anybody know?

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Posted by ricktrains4824 on Monday, May 11, 2015 12:44 PM

My Guess would be this: Issues with HEP after vehicle strike. 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 3:36 PM

Amtrak hits another vehicle not near a grade crossing.  Appears to be another Piedmont.  NCDOT cannot get a break.

http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20150511/News/305119984

 

 

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