TomNelligan wrote:Really? Dozens were injured on one of the most heavily traveled segments of railroad in the US, and you're worried about the Monday morning work commute? Cleaning up the wreck before investigators can examine the site sort of defeats the purpose of them coming out here in the first place. The NTSB is one of the best transportation investigative units in the world, and they'll be well aware of the effect not cleaning up the wreck in a timely manner will have on commuters.What a mess the NTSB is making out of the New Haven line by holding things up... I'm assuming Metro-North can't tell us whether the bad track was due to the construction in the area or something else yet, as it's a pending federal investigation? They're saying service might not be fully restored by MONDAY!!!! 60 years ago, it would have been up and running tomorrow morning!I was thinking exactly the same thing. The New Haven RR would have had the New Haven and Oak Point steam-powered derricks cleaning up the mess within a couple hours. Contemporary government bureaucracy is wonderfully efficient, isn't it?
And besides that, the tracks look pretty mangled. I'd actually say if they get things fully restored by Monday, they've done an excellent job. It'll be interesting to hear how the M8 safety features worked out in the end.