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Amtrak derailment in NYC

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Posted by Paul Milenkovic on Monday, April 10, 2017 9:50 PM

Mac:

I appreciate your respectful response to what "underfunded" means in the context of the NEC.  Others comment with remarks, the tone in which they are offered insisting we are just to accept the authority of the person making them without extending the courtesy as to why we should accept a particular point of view.

If GM "killed the electric car", what am I doing standing next to an EV-1, a half a block from the WSOR tracks?
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Posted by PNWRMNM on Monday, April 10, 2017 9:51 PM

Paul Milenkovic

Speaking of jumping to conclusions, wasn't your initial reaction here that it had to be a train driver who ran a signal?  Do you suppose it is reasonable at this very early stage in the accident inquiry to not rush-to-judgment regarding deferred maintenance as the cause?

Paul,

I offered that speculation early in the thread based on what was either inaccurate or unclear reporting in the media. See my post of March 24 which was the first comment on the story. Notice all of the qualifiers in that post.

As long as I have been in the biz, which was not as long as Balt but well over 30 years, I know better than to believe anything the media says about rail accidents, and to be very skeptical of the rest of what they say about everything else.

Mac 

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 9:44 AM

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, April 14, 2017 5:36 PM

Maybe this latest NJT breakdown in NYPS will take the heat off Amtrak.  Of course maybe it was caused by Amtrak ?

 

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Service Alert!

Service Delayed Between New York and New Jersey

April 14, 2017
5:00 p.m. EDT

Amtrak engineering forces are assisting a NJ Transit train that became disabled on the west side of New York Penn Station. Customers should expect delays between New York and Newark, NJ until the train is moved.

This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:11 PM

We now find that NJT lost the contact material on a PAN  The material  underneath the contact material is steel and it welded to the CAT.

Now Amtrak is evidently doing some ( much needed ?) work on the ladder track sections.

 

 

 

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NEC Delays between New York and New Jersey

Ongoing maintenance may delay trains entering/departing New York Penn Station

April 25, 2017

9:00 a.m. ET

Customers may experience delays between New York and New Jersey due to ongoing track inspections and maintenance at New York Penn Station. We apologize to customers for any delays as a result of this work.

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