• LIRR strikes tractor-trailer in Farmingdale

  • Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.
Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.
  by PlaneLoverA380
 
At 5:40 PM Wednesday an M7 hit a tractor-trailer, destroyed a gate at the Merrits Rd. crossing in Farmingdale.
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  by newkirk
 
Spoke to the truck driver who said $80,000 down the drain.
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  by LB
 
Perhaps they can use one of the signals harvested from Urban or Covert Avenues to replace the broken signal at Merrits Rd. Not sure how many spare Model 10 RR Crossing signals they keep in stock at the signal department.
  by bellstbarn
 
It seems that service was restored on both tracks in about four hours. What condition allowed such a quick removal of the crash? Did any of the train wheels derail?
Thanks.
  by bellstbarn
 
About 5 p.m. today, Friday, I visited the site at Merritts Road. From the photos posted above, I presume the tractor trailer was heading north, uphill, and got whacked near the 3 Brothers Pizza. In the course of ten minutes, two southbound sedan drivers, eager to join the line awaiting a traffic signal at Hempstead Turnpike let their rear extend into the railroad's right-of-way when stopped. The gates came down, and a pedestrian gate (southwest quadrant) rested on the passenger-side mirror of one. The driver and her companion were middle-aged women.