4/20/50 - BOSTON, MA

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4/20/50 - BOSTON, MA

Post by shlustig » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:50 am

At Boylston St., line is 3 main tracks with ABS and Interlocking Rules in effect. 1 Track westbound, 2 tracks Eastbound.

Train #531 with 1 unit and 8 coaches stopped in accordance with signal indications and flagman of the train ahead. Engineer whistled out his flag who had dropped a lit fusee as the train slowed to a stop. Flagman then got off and headed eastward.

Train #813 with 2 units and 10 cars had stopped at the prior signal, but was proceeding at a rate faster than permitted. Came around a curve and saw the train ahead; engineer made an emergency application and reduced speed to an estimated 5 mph. Cars damaged and derailed indicate a somewhat greater speed at impact.

306 reported injuries.

The 2 trains were 3" separated at SS-185. It was raining.

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Re: 4/20/50 - BOSTON, MA

Post by Pat Fahey » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:24 pm

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