• Lowell Line - Winchester, Woburn, Wilmington Spottings

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New England
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New England

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  by l008com
 
So I was riding the little trail opposite montvale yard on the winchester/woburn line and notice that two of the box cars were on the ground. A closer look and the tracks on the yard siding were all messed up. Looks like one of the cars split the switch and it caused all sorts of problems. I took some pics, I'll post them later.
  by l008com
 
I wonder that too. Also these box cars typical get switched out every night and the track is currently loaded so I feel like this is kind of a big deal?
  by Trinnau
 
Probably not a good idea to take those pictures from the location you did. Trains are cruising through there with limited visibility. You're technically trespassing.
  by l008com
 
Yeah must have been my uhhhhh fancy lens that makes it look like I was standing right on the track. If I ever were to hang out on active rails, I would certainly be exceedingly careful and very aware of where the trains are.

But back to the boxcars, does anyone know what's going on? I'm surprised nobody with first hand knowledge has commented.
  by l008com
 
Yeah I'm assuming it was in a half-repaired state when I snapped those pics.
Last edited by MEC407 on Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:27 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: unnecessary quoting
  by B&M 1227
 
looks like the mec box picked the switch as they were shoving in. probably led to the stock rails spreading and the snc car dropping in the gauge.
  by l008com
 
Given where the car is, wouldn't that have also meant the locomotive would be on the ground too? Did they have to pick up a locomotive and put it back on the tracks?
Last edited by MEC407 on Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:20 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: unnecessary quoting
  by B&M 1227
 
there were likely more cars against the engine. assuming one of those went on the ground they should have been able to tug it back on the rail with wood blocking.
  by l008com
 
Interesting. If the people driving that train were on this forum, would they be free to tells us the details about what happened? Or is there some kind of secrecy thing because minor as it was, it was technically an accident?
  by B&M 1227
 
they're really not supposed to give out any company information. sometimes things leak out from parties involved, but they're forbidden from stating anything publicly.
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