Collision on the E&N!!!

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by ENR3870, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. ENR3870

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    VIA RDC 6148 collided with a loaded gravel truck near Chemainus, BC yesterday around 10 in the morning on the northbound trip, completely destroying the cab on the lead end of the car. Engineer managed to get out of the cab before the collision, and some passengers recieved minor injuries. VIA 6135 is the only operational RDC on the E&N now as the 6133 has too many parts missing.
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    That's a sad news story ENR3870. Sounds like the end of an era.
  3. ENR3870

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    Hopefully they can repair it, if not, get that 6133 back in service.
  4. Pitchwife

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    Where I live I get local news from Boise ID and it seems like rarely a month goes by without someone getting hit by a train. Don't know what it is about some of those folks.
  5. spitfire

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    That's a real shame Tyler. Fortunately no one was seriously injured. Maybe as you say they can use the parts from one to repair the other. Let's hope so!

    Val
  6. ENR3870

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    VIA 6148 will be repaired. It will be out of service for 3-4 weeks while they hack up the 6133 to repair it. For the mean time RDC1 6135 will be handling the passenger trains. When the freight crew brought 6148 back today it looks as if they had to cut the gravel truck free.

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    The other side is fine. This is looking at the same end.

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  7. K.V.Div

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    The driver of the gravel truck was coming down Transfer Road too fast and thought that he could not stop in time, so he gunned the truck in an attempt to beat the train through the crossing and his tandom trailer was hit.
    The enginman on the 6148 saw what was happening, pulled the throttle to notch 1, dumped the air, grabbed the whistle cord and ran for cover and I understand that he pulled the whistle cord out in his effort to get clear.
    I wonder if the E&N can use the light gravel that was dumped from the trailer for ballast around the crossing.
  8. Pitchwife

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    that would be poetic justice :D :D