Amtrak Train Hits Deer

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by N Gauger, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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  2. Tim Crowe

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    Must of been a big deer or they don't make trains like they used to!

    Tim
  3. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

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    Well, train #111 is an Acela Express, and does over 100 mph (probably 120-130 in the area where the deer was hit). Hitting anything at those speeds is going to do some damage, and a deer hit by a train at over 100 mph is going to go kaboom! It's possible there was damage or obstruction of the locomotives windscreen, or damage to the catenary by flying deer bits.
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    I wonder what kind of yellow warning sign goes with "flying deer pits"? :mrgreen:
  5. Hoghead

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    There are quite a few dead deer along the tracks this time of the year. I hate hitting them because it is an awful sound. Dim the lights and ring the bell usually gets them moving along. But on the Acela there is no time to react before it's too late, it must have been an ugly mess.