"On Thursday, as Pan Am employees worked to get the locomotives back on the tracks, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart wrote to the railroad and asked what it planned to do to prevent further derailments in the area.
“There is obviously a problem with the condition of the railroad tracks which needs to be addressed by Pan Am immediately,” Stewart wrote. “In addition, these derailments are having an economic effect on businesses on Columbus Boulevard.”"
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Check out the tie under the coupler! Looks like it's crumbling to pieces. You have a few of these in a row, what's left to keep a piece of stick rail spiked down?