Skip to comments.Officials: 4 Dead After Metro-North Train Derails In The Bronx
Posted on 12/01/2013 7:32:44 AM PST by Perdogg
Four people were killed and 63 injured when a Metro-North commuter train derailed Sunday morning in the Bronx, officials said.
All of the trains seven cars came off the curved track about 100 feet north of the Spuyten Duyvil station around 7:20 a.m., MTA officials said. One car came to rest feet from the water.
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The Illinois Central Officially said
He’s a good engineer to be lying there dead.
(Actually, the ICRR investigation of the wreck a Vaughn, MS in 1900 scapegoated Casey Jones and whitewashed other actors. Many historians believe that Jones may have been the least culpable of those involved.)
Metro North is a disaster as is New Jersey transit. They simply don’t care about their customers. This morning a Metro North official bristled nastily to a reporter when he suggested that there may be more fatalities than 4. Now, of course, it looks like the reporter was right.
I guess I just remembered the initial report, not the followups.
This is a very beautiful part of New York state. Full of Dutch history!
Praying that your friend is alright, and for all involved.
Oh, thank you! He may not be on the train. My husband is trying to get through to his family.
Well, this is an instance in which I hope they have every ambulance chaser in the tri-state area ramping up to sue them. Arrogance is not acceptable.
We narrowly missed having a daughter on the train but they decided to go back to Manhattan yesterday instead, and we were literally in the shower getting ready to take our other college aged daughter to Poughkeepsie to go back to Manhattan late this morning when we heard about it this morning - (I said this in the other thread - sorry to repeat.
So I hope your friend is accounted for and prayers for his safety your way from us.
Thank God your daughter wasn’t on the train. God does work in mysterious ways. I haven’t heard anything about our friend - I’m pretty sure he’s ok. Just an instinct.
I’m a little concerned though that there are divers in the river. I first heard that no one had gone into the water. Then why are there divers out there?
We just found our friend Bill. Wasn’t on the train. Was taking a later one - and now he can’t get back into Manhattan since the trains are all out. Pretty small problem, don’t you think?
Thank you all for your concern and prayers. Freepers are the best.
Sister said they suspended service up to Albany from NY. What a mess for all the kids going back to school upstate after Turkey.
Looks like train was going too fast for that part of the tracks.
Notice how far it flew off the tracks before resting on it’s side.
I’m glad there’s a black box. I’d like to be reassured its not an age or maintenance issue.
I heard that since people were thrown from the train the rescuers need to operate on the assumption that it would have been possible for someone to have been thrown into the water since the first car was so close to the river. The odds are probably not extremely high that this happened, however since there is even a chance of it, they have to take the precaution of looking and operating as if it happened since it could have.
Thank you - God does work in mysterious ways - Guardian angels as well! (working as God’s agents, of course)
“...Pretty small problem?...”
Yes - we are very grateful that this is the small problem for our daughter who still does have to get back to Manhattan for class at noon tomorrow.
It is interesting how relative things are, really. She will take the Megabus tomorrow morning, she got her ticket the minute we realized she would need one since I would imagine the Megabus is sold out now - for today almost certainly, although they may have added some buses.
Freepers are the best!
My husband is putting together a theatrical reading tomorrow and his lead actor was to come in on Metro North. Oh, well. These things happen.
It’s sad that I immediately mistrusted the press, government, Metro North (well, that’s a given!) the minute I saw those divers. Thanks for the update.
News break mentioned an engine was “pushing” the cars...
It’s called “push-pull mode”. The locomotive always stays at one end and a cab car at the other. This way reversing the train at the end of the line doesn’t mean using a wye. The operator merely goes from the cab car to the locomotive or vice versa. On this part of Metro-North, the locomotive always runs at the north end of the train and the cab car at the south end.
Metro North lately has maintenance issues too.
Old infrastructure falling apart, patched together.