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Foxnews: Train Derails In Connecticut, 25 Injured
Foxnews ^ | 5/17/13 | Harris Faulkner

Posted on 05/17/2013 4:18:09 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55

Fox is reporting a train has derailed in Connecticut. 20 to 25 injured. Two trains collided.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: connecticut; ct; ctconnecticut; derail; highspeedrail; highspeedtrain; highspeedtrains; train

1 posted on 05/17/2013 4:18:09 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

Didn’t Al-Queda at one time have plans to derail trains at rush hour?


2 posted on 05/17/2013 4:18:39 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

I hope the injury toll doesn’t escalate. I was afraid of a big death toll. That’s what comes to mind when filled trains collide.


3 posted on 05/17/2013 4:19:25 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Before it's all over, Obama may demand extradition to Kenya, because he was born there...)
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To: DoughtyOne

Yeah very scary!!


4 posted on 05/17/2013 4:19:49 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

One of the trains was headed toward NYC and Grand Central Station.


5 posted on 05/17/2013 4:20:43 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

http://connecticutpost.com/local/article/Two-trains-collide-in-Fairfield-4526690.php


6 posted on 05/17/2013 4:21:46 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Fox continues to report that both trains are still upright, just off the rails.

Video is coming soon, but they say it’s more of a sideswipe than a head on.


7 posted on 05/17/2013 4:21:53 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: Ray76

8 posted on 05/17/2013 4:22:17 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

Prayers up.

I lived by RR tracks for years and was always fearful of this.


9 posted on 05/17/2013 4:22:43 PM PDT by bonfire
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To: ConservativeMan55

With a 100,000 H1-B, L1, “student” and “refugee” jihadi wannabes here they don’t really need a set of formal plans, do they?


10 posted on 05/17/2013 4:22:58 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

My friend is a conductor. He was on board one of the trains that collided in Canoga Park a few years back. You may remember it.

The trains stop immediately, because of equal force. Now I know that isn’t exactly right, because cars and people still do move, but the point is, people are thrown great distances inside the cars.

My friend was tossed between 20 and 30 feet hitting the end of the car. He woke up partially covered with other bodies.

He couldn’t bend his knee for a few days, and finally had some surgery due to his maladies.

These sorts of accidents are very messy.

Prayers up...


11 posted on 05/17/2013 4:23:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Before it's all over, Obama may demand extradition to Kenya, because he was born there...)
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To: GRRRRR

Whew!


12 posted on 05/17/2013 4:23:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Before it's all over, Obama may demand extradition to Kenya, because he was born there...)
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To: DoughtyOne

That is between Fairfield & Bridgeport train stations, likely the wreck is in Bport just past Fairfield line near State St railroad overpass. Just judging by that picture.


13 posted on 05/17/2013 4:28:15 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: ConservativeMan55

CT needs to follow up with a law to ban trains with a capacity of more than 10 people. Or is it 7?


14 posted on 05/17/2013 4:28:55 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: NewHampshireDuo

bump!!


15 posted on 05/17/2013 4:30:12 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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Metro North’s policy is “no refunds”.


16 posted on 05/17/2013 4:30:17 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

“He swerved into my lane!” Seriously, I hope all the passengers are OK.


17 posted on 05/17/2013 4:30:28 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: ConservativeMan55

My husband and I are listening to the news as we fix supper... He and I looked at each other simultaneously and said, “Is this another terrorist attack?” (I said, “Dibs on Dr. Pepper.”}


18 posted on 05/17/2013 4:30:56 PM PDT by lyby
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To: Gay State Conservative

LOL


19 posted on 05/17/2013 4:31:01 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

If we cannot do conventional rail safely, what is going to happen when these things are going 220 miles per hour? And if terrorists want a target rich method to cause havoc, derail some trains.


20 posted on 05/17/2013 4:33:02 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Yep

RCMP: Alleged terror plot in Canada backed by al Qaeda; 2 arrested

"CTV’s Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife reported earlier Monday that the Amtrak train the suspects were targeting would have been travelling on a track linking New York and Toronto, and the attack would have occurred on the Canadian side of the border."

Then again, trains do sometimes derail.

21 posted on 05/17/2013 4:36:02 PM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: Col Frank Slade

Thanks. I appreciate the insight. I don’t know the area, but others here will appreciate your pinning it down.


22 posted on 05/17/2013 4:36:41 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Before it's all over, Obama may demand extradition to Kenya, because he was born there...)
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To: MD Expat in PA

Imagine how many people could have been killed if these trains had been going at full speed, 90 miles per hour.


23 posted on 05/17/2013 4:38:27 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: MD Expat in PA

bttt


24 posted on 05/17/2013 4:39:25 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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Imagine how many people could have been killed if these trains had been going at full speed, 90 miles per hour.

I can. I lived in Baltimore when this happened.

1987 Maryland train collision

25 posted on 05/17/2013 4:51:32 PM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: jonrick46
If we cannot do conventional rail safely, what is going to happen when these things are going 220 miles per hour? And if terrorists want a target rich method to cause havoc, derail some trains.

I'm sure Big Sis will sic TSA on Amtrak and have them checking all the nuns and elderly in wheelchairs before you can say "I Won".

26 posted on 05/17/2013 4:53:28 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: MD Expat in PA

bump.

Wow.


27 posted on 05/17/2013 4:55:15 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

I was living not too far from there last year, in Danbury.


28 posted on 05/17/2013 4:59:18 PM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I was living not too far from there last year, in Danbury.


29 posted on 05/17/2013 4:59:19 PM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I was living not too far from there last year, in Danbury.


30 posted on 05/17/2013 4:59:20 PM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

that run from New Haven to NYC is about 90 miles
It also has about 35 stops until it gets there
you can see cars on the highway sometimes, going no faster than the train


31 posted on 05/17/2013 6:36:04 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Telling the truth about RINOS, PAULTARDS, Liberals and Muslims has become hate speech)
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One of the trains involved was an express


32 posted on 05/17/2013 6:49:43 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: RaceBannon
...that run from New Haven to NYC is about 90 miles It also has about 35 stops until it gets there ...

Typically the way it works the trains run a certain amount of stops then run express the rest of the way. For instance from New Haven to NYC you make local stops 'till say Norwalk then express (non-stop) beyond. The evening compute is reversed ... non-stop to Nowwalk from NYC local beyond. Going back a few years when I lived in CT I commuted into NYC from Fairfield & Westport frequently.

33 posted on 05/17/2013 6:51:54 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Berosus

I’m a Danburian of yesteryear. One of my pals rides that train, his good fortune caused him to drive to work, today.


34 posted on 05/17/2013 10:14:02 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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