Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia

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Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia

Postby AlexC » Tue May 12, 2015 8:47 pm

Details are very sparse, but based on Twitter reports, it appears that Northeast Regional 188 has derailed and has cars on their sides.

Former Congressman Patrick Murphy is on the train and has tweeted photos.
https://twitter.com/PatrickMurphyPA/sta ... 41/photo/1

and https://twitter.com/PatrickMurphyPA/sta ... 8447651841

The location is reported as Frankford Ave & Wheatsheaf, which is near SHORE interlocking, and the place where the railroad turns to the north to parallel the Delaware River.

Developing here: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/loc ... 36331.html
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Re: Derailment / Accident In Philadelphia

Postby nomis » Tue May 12, 2015 8:53 pm

From a text from my Philly contact: Third alarm has been raised for the FD ...
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Re: Derailment / Accident In Philadelphia

Postby AlexC » Tue May 12, 2015 8:55 pm

They Philly media is starting to show helicopter views.
It appears that the cars are a hundred feet off the tracks, off the curve.
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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Derailment / Accident In Philad

Postby ekt8750 » Tue May 12, 2015 9:08 pm

NBC10's chopper feed just showed one coach that's completely ripped to shreds. Can't even begin to imagine what happened there.
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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Derailment / Accident In Philad

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Tue May 12, 2015 9:12 pm

ekt8750 wrote:NBC10's chopper feed just showed one coach that's completely ripped to shreds. Can't even begin to imagine what happened there.

If that was occupied, this will likely be worse than Chase, MD.
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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Derailment / Accident In Philad

Postby nomis » Tue May 12, 2015 9:12 pm

The text i got also said "Amtrak vs. Freight", if that is true or not, is irrelevant. This is at SHORE, east of North Philadelphia station, where the RR turns from Cardinal East to Cardinal North. NJT's Atlantic City Line diverges here and continues with one track of two over the Delair Bridge into NJ. Also Conrail's Delarir Branch runs alongside the NEC, there is a small yard operation there with Conrail, CSX, and NS freight trains on the 2nd track.

Thoughts and prayers for all that are involved. There appears to be a Amfleet that was bent around like a banana, and had a slight glow to it. Also saw a pic of TILX car which looked to be on it's side.
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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Derailment / Accident In Philad

Postby R3 Passenger » Tue May 12, 2015 9:13 pm

I am looking at the news coverage now, and it looks like at least one Amfleet car is a tangled wreck of metal.
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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Derailment / Accident In Philad

Postby TrainPhotos » Tue May 12, 2015 9:15 pm

My heart goes out to any/all involved in this terrible incident. :(
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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Derailment / Accident In Philad

Postby JackRussell » Tue May 12, 2015 9:21 pm

R3 Passenger wrote:I am looking at the news coverage now, and it looks like at least one Amfleet car is a tangled wreck of metal.


Not a lot in the way of good pictures that I have seen so far - it is awfully dark out there. I imagine that in the morning we will have much a much better idea of what happened.

As is usually the case, the initial reports by the media are probably wrong in some respect or another.
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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Derailment / Accident In Philad

Postby AlexC » Tue May 12, 2015 9:23 pm

nomis wrote:The text i got also said "Amtrak vs. Freight", if that is true or not, is irrelevant.

There is a yard at this spot, and the shots are all showing tank cars. That might be where that's coming from.
Local Fox29 just showed an NS locomotive backing up.
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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Derailment / Accident In Philad

Postby nomis » Tue May 12, 2015 9:24 pm

All screenshots from NBC 10 live stream ...

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Re: Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia

Postby ACeInTheHole » Tue May 12, 2015 9:32 pm

amtrakhogger, r40, ThirdRail, you guys alright?
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