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Train 188 derailed near PHL (May 12, 2015)

Train 188 derailed near PHL (May 12, 2015)

Old May 12, 15, 9:05 pm
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Fox News reporting that Train 188 (WAS-NYP) has derailed near PHL. Numerous injuries; no report yet of fatalities.
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Old May 12, 15, 9:21 pm
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At least 50 people were hurt after an Amtrak train derailed in the Frankford section of Philadelphia Tuesday night, according to officials.
Officials say eight to ten cars derailed on the 2000 block of Wheatsheaf Lane. At least 50 people were injured though officials have not yet revealed their conditions. Officials say approximately 240 people in all were on board. The train was heading to New York from Washington, DC according to officials.
Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/...#ixzz3ZytdMELd
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Absolutely horrible. Hope no serious injuries.
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Old May 12, 15, 10:32 pm
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Sending out thoughts and prayers to those involved in this tragedy.
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Five dead...

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Fox News reporting that Train 188 (WAS-NYP) has derailed near PHL. Numerous injuries; no report yet of fatalities.
my Prayers are to the victims and their families. What a mess
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Old May 13, 15, 4:38 am
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I was on an early morning Acela from DC to Penn. Woke up at 4am to catch my train when I saw this news. All Amtrak service stopped between DC and NY until at least next week, according to the Philly mayor.

I just rebooked onto a flight, but needless to say, I'm having a much better morning than anyone on that train.
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Absolutely terrible.
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As of 7:30am EDT they are reporting at least 6 fatalities.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/14/us...T.nav=top-news
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Two colleagues of mine were on that train. Fortunately, both reported to be fine. I'll see them on Friday; I'm sure they will have quite a horrific story to tell!
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If they are comfortable with you reporting back here on their stories, please do.
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Originally Posted by Reisen View Post
I was on an early morning Acela from DC to Penn. Woke up at 4am to catch my train when I saw this news. All Amtrak service stopped between DC and NY until at least next week, according to the Philly mayor.

I just rebooked onto a flight, but needless to say, I'm having a much better morning than anyone on that train.
They should be able to run the entire NEC except PHL to Trenton.

The news media isn't always accurate, as I type I heard a reporter say the train was going northbound from New York to DC and I heard another say the conductor drives the train from the first car.

Nothing like fact checking.

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Old May 13, 15, 8:26 am
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Running WAS to PHL and NYP to BOS

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They should be able to run the entire NEC except PHL to Trenton.

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Per Amtrak, they are not running trains between NYP and PHL:

On Wednesday, May 13, modified Amtrak service will be provided between Washington and Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, and New York and Boston. There will be no Amtrak service between New York and Philadelphia, but New Jersey Transit will honor Amtrak tickets between New York City and Trenton.

Other Amtrak Service between New York and Albany-Rensselaer; New Haven and Springfield, Mass., and other points will operate.

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http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/Conten...=1251628184602
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ALLEGED Screenshot of Track-A-Train for Train 188, before Amtrak removed it from the web:


The source of the above screenshot also says that train 188 appears to have derailed at the Frankford Junction curve, which has a 50 MPH speed limit.
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Old May 13, 15, 8:37 am
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And from Adam Tuss, Transportation for NBC-4 Washington:

Told by an @amtrak source that event recorders on board can be remotely downloaded, and that train was traveling very fast
Source: Twitter
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Old May 13, 15, 9:45 am
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Greyhound takes < 2 hours to get from the Filbert Street depot in Philly to PABT. Presume they will lay on extra sections today, as the NJT alternative up to NYC is laborious.
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