Waterbury Branch

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ANRP2
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Waterbury Branch

Post by ANRP2 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:40 am

There was another derailment on 4/4/18, at the same place as the one 11/16. Apart from why this occurred, reports are that the train was 4 engines/80 cars, which I understand to be about 2x normal. anyone know what is the source/destination of the extra traffic?

Dick H
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Re: Waterbury Branch

Post by Dick H » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:52 am

More details and video from NBC Connecticut,
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Backshophoss
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Re: Waterbury Branch

Post by Backshophoss » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:20 pm

Most of the ties are rotten,became splinters when the derailment happened,PAR should replace all the ties thru that town,but wont spend he needed
$$$$ to do that,just patch repair and let it rot again. :(
The Land of Enchantment is not Flyover country!

ebtmikado
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Re: Waterbury Branch

Post by ebtmikado » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:39 pm

S.O.P. for the charlatans in Billerica.
If somebody else doesn't pay for it, no work gets done.

ANRP2
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Re: Waterbury Branch

Post by ANRP2 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:08 am

Okay, but where are all those cars coming from/going to?

And additionally, under the defunct CT Rail Preservation and Improvement Program, PAR was granted (what year?) $2.5M to rehabilitate the line (total project ~$3.5M). Where was that money spent? Apparently, not in New Britain.

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newpylong
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Re: Waterbury Branch

Post by newpylong » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:55 am

I am sure it was just a heavy week traffic wise, or they missed the last trip. Any number of reasons.

Larry
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Re: Waterbury Branch

Post by Larry » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:01 am

I visited the location yesterday of the derailment. Crews had placed in some ties and more ties were just dropped off. Track is in bad shape because it basically has little to no ballast and is even with the ground. You can put in all new ties you want but it needs a foundation desperately through here as this is a sharp curve through this area.

Backshophoss
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Re: Waterbury Branch

Post by Backshophoss » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:41 pm

Believe at this point of time this trackage is isolated for now, Amtrak is doing trackwork in the location of the switch to PAR's branch
to Waterbury.
New Switch to be installed by Amtrak.
The Land of Enchantment is not Flyover country!

Engineer Spike
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Re: Waterbury Branch

Post by Engineer Spike » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:24 am

They did a major line upgrade in the late 1980s, Too bad that it was not maintained.

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