CR and Everyone:
Interesing LIRR wreck photos here...
I had never seen the 1998 Speonk MP15 #165 picture - did the unit pick a switch and was the
only equipment derailed there?
I did not know that FL9 #301 was the one that dropped into the turntable pit at Morris Park.
That was the unit that was "retired" unofficially and retained for parts for #300 and #302 am
I right? Did this happen in 1992 or 1993?
The Huntington wreck occurred on August 26, 1988 at the Park Avenue Crossing. A westbound
train terminating at Huntington hit a backhoe that bottomed out on a flatbed trailer. LIST-NRHS
"Semaphore" from either September or October 1988 had a in-depth article about this accident
and the clean-up efforts afterward.
The 1993 Queens Interlocking wreck with the ore cars was a bad one - not only due to the location
it was the significant damage to track and infrastructure that was done. Was this the beginning of
the end of the use of the ore cars - which I remember hauled soil or other waste from Queens out
to the Holtsville area for disposal? LIST-NRHS wrote again about this accident in the "Semaphore"...
A search about the 1988 Huntington wreck led me to this Newsday article:
https://www.newsday.com/long-island/tra ... 1.12938299
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There are infamous as well as obscure mishaps covered in this overview...
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS