• Northeast Regional 188 - Accident In Philadelphia

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  by nomis
 
jackintosh11 wrote:what kind of locomotive was on the train?
ACS-64 i believe ... didn't get a screen shot of it though, and haven't seen it again on the video feed.
  by rdgrailfan
 
It looks like this is right on the curve, overhead foot bridge (closed off)from Pike street over to Wheatscheif and a rail yard on the right going north. Line to Delair is just south of the curve.
this is the same area as the congressional Limited derail in 1943/
They keep repeating possible freight train involved ...possibly.5 to 8 cars derailed at least two on their side.
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
nomis wrote:
jackintosh11 wrote:what kind of locomotive was on the train?
ACS-64 i believe ... didn't get a screen shot of it though, and haven't seen it again on the video feed.
Reportedly 601, second delivered, first wrecked. Seen on acceptance run, 2/19/14.
  by 34thStreet
 
jackintosh11 wrote:Less than a year into service and one already (almost certainly) destroyed. Wow.
While I'm sure we're all curious about the locomotive, the reality is, whether it was an ACS or an AEM is much less important than what happened to those on board- this looks like a terrible situation that is only going to get worse as we learn more details. Let's worry about them first, the locomotive later.
  by chrsjrcj
 
Unless Patrick Murphy had access to the speedometer on the train, I take his speed estimates with a grain of salt.
  by Greg Moore
 
34thStreet wrote:
jackintosh11 wrote:Less than a year into service and one already (almost certainly) destroyed. Wow.
While I'm sure we're all curious about the locomotive, the reality is, whether it was an ACS or an AEM is much less important than what happened to those on board- this looks like a terrible situation that is only going to get worse as we learn more details. Let's worry about them first, the locomotive later.
Yeah. Locos can be replaced/repaired. People, not so much. Let's keep track of priorities folks.
  by JackRussell
 
NH2060 wrote:Sen. Patrick Murphy who was onboard says the train was travelling @ around 60-70mph and moving at a "good clip". Whoa.
What is the speed limit in that area, anyways?
  by TrainPhotos
 
My friend said SEPTA is providing buses to transport passengers. Any word on where they are being taken?
  by AlexC
 
TrainPhotos wrote:My friend said SEPTA is providing buses to transport passengers. Any word on where they are being taken?
They have opened up a local school for passengers that aren't severely hurt.

There is video of passengers leaving on the buses. They look shocked, some splashed blood. But otherwise OK.
Last edited by AlexC on Tue May 12, 2015 9:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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