Discussion relating to the operations of MTA MetroNorth Railroad including west of Hudson operations and discussion of CtDOT sponsored rail operations such as Shore Line East and the Springfield to New Haven Hartford Line

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  by Train538
 
Looks like we just lost our first M8s as of 18:10 :-( I hope everyone is okay!
https://twitter.com/CTNotify/status/335526306903117824
http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/21/55/75/46 ... ignews.jpg
Interior of 9247: http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-a ... 6550_n.jpg
Aerial view of 9193 (left) and 9247 (right): http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/21/56/01/46 ... 28x471.jpg
(not my pictures)

Exact location: http://goo.gl/maps/J8j0m
Last edited by Train538 on Fri May 17, 2013 8:06 pm, edited 5 times in total.
  by MNCRR9000
 
Listening to the Bridgeport FD radioreference feed reports are that all occupants are off the train.
  by Train538
 
News 12 CT reporting injuries along with a lot of other damage. How on earth did this happen?!?!
  by ThirdRail7
 
Let's hope the reported injuries aren't serious. The pictures are humbling.
  by Train538
 
9193 is the M8 with the missing fireman's side (left train) and 9247 & 9310 are the cars that were hit on the right.
Last edited by Train538 on Fri May 17, 2013 7:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.
  by Train538
 
Wires, not catenaries ;-) Oh geez.
  by NH2060
 
Wow what a mess. Thank goodness it didn't derail on the (Burr Farms Rd.?) bridge or who knows what would have happened.
  by twropr
 
Was the location near where the former Burr Road Tower had been? Were the two trains involved going in the same or opposite directions?

Andy
  by fl9m2004
 
According to the emails from Metro North
All eastbound trains are turning at South Norwalk
And westbound trains will turn at Bridgeport
  by Clean Cab
 
OK folks, I cannot stress how serious this situation is. PLEASE don't post information that is not based in fact!!! I'm sure we'll all know what happened once the designated officials do their investigations.
  by bigrailfan
 
Are the M8's still under warenty? If they are the damage cars will be repaired or replaced.
  by DutchRailnut
 
warranties do Not cover crash damaged units, it gets paid for by commuters(in long run)
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