• Derailment Coast Line 11/24/2020

  • Discussion related to New Jersey Transit rail and light rail operations.
Discussion related to New Jersey Transit rail and light rail operations.

Moderators: lensovet, nick11a, Kaback9

  by NY&LB
 
"NJ Transit said the the North Jersey Coast Line's train 3292 experienced a derailment around 12:20 a.m. near the Woodbridge Station."

"None of the seven passengers or crew members on the train were hurt, officials said."

https://www.pix11.com/news/transit/nj-t ... er-24-2020

Back in the day they would have had one track open by now ......

And you have to love their language: "experienced a derailment "
  by JamesRR
 
Looks like the whole train derailed. According to NJT.com, the suspension in this segment will run through Wednesday.
  by pumpers
 
Going to be working on it all day today (Wednesday) it says on nj.com
  by pumpers
 
Oops, James R posted what I did already.
  by Ken W2KB
 
NY&LB wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:26 pm 30+ min. of what seems to be drone video HERE:

http://www.shorenewsnetwork.com/2020/11 ... erailment/
The video was shot from the News 12 TV helicopter. There is often a ham radio operator, callsign KA2DUT, on board and a track of the flight path is available in real time and for a few days after. Here is a screen shot of the path of the chopper as it circled the derailment location: https://tinyurl.com/KA2DUTderailmentVideo
  by twropr
 
The line was closed for over 48 hrs, and when it reopened TK 2 was announced to be out of service for four more days. Wonder why it is taking NJT so long to get the railroad back into full service?
Andy
  by west point
 
Noticed that you can see signals in part of the video. Was this occurred at a CP? Always have to ask in that case if train split a switch ?
  by twropr
 
Yes - the accident happened at in interlocking known as Wood -just south of Woodbridge station.
Back in the Jersey Central/PRR days, this was the location where CNJ trains left the New York & Long Branch to head towards Elizabethport and Jersey City.
Andy
  by Tanker1497
 
west point wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:30 pm Noticed that you can see signals in part of the video. Was this occurred at a CP? Always have to ask in that case if train split a switch ?
I have from a reliable source that the preliminary cause was that of a (EBR) Engine Burn Fracture. This is caused by wheel silp, so its kinda undetectable.
  by NY&LB
 
§ 213.113 Defective rails.
(8) Engine burn fracture means a progressive fracture originating in spots where driving wheels have slipped on top of the rail head. In developing downward these fractures frequently resemble the compound or even transverse fissures with which they should not be confused or classified.

from: https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/49/213.113
  by PRRTechFan
 
...when I go to the video link at shorenewsnetwork, all I get is a still image.. no way to start or play video. Am I missing something? I'm trying to get my head around exactly where this happened. I know that there have been track changes at Wood since I was through there on a daily basis.... MANY years ago. TV news seemed to indicate this happened just barely north of Perth Amboy station... But back in the days I remember, coming north off the Raritan Bay Bridge, the two tracks expanded to 4 up thru the station, thru Wood interlocking and eventually the two "center" tracks went straight to the Jersey Central "Chemical Coast" branch and the two outer tracks went PRR west towards the NEC. Northbound, the PRR ducked under the JC tracks. I think the duckunder is long gone and only one JC track now comes into Wood. Whether there are still 4 tracks thru Perth Amboy station, I do not recall...
  by Matt Johnson
 
PRRTechFan wrote: Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:27 pm I'm trying to get my head around exactly where this happened.
Just south/almost immediately under the 440 overpass leading onto the Outerbridge Crossing.
  by lensovet
 
PRRTechFan wrote: Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:27 pm ...when I go to the video link at shorenewsnetwork, all I get is a still image.. no way to start or play video.
you have to scroll down to see it, but it was acting up for me too. you should be able to see it separately (rather than embedded) here though: