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Amtrak level crossing collision

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Amtrak level crossing collision 17/10/2021 at 13:07 #141894
clive
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On Friday a truck got stuck on a level crossing in somewhere called Thackerville and a passenger train went right through it. There is some spectacular video taken by a bystander:

https://www.facebook.com/ABCNews/videos/533826181385864/

A few minor injuries on the train. The truck driver and his dog were unhurt.

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Amtrak level crossing collision 17/10/2021 at 13:12 #141895
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Or as the Boss would say 'Just another normal day in American railroading'
Passed the age to be doing 'Spoon Feeding' !!!
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Amtrak level crossing collision 18/10/2021 at 00:52 #141908
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One car bracketed by two engines makes me think it was a PTC test train. Turned a nice easy day into a nightmare.
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Amtrak level crossing collision 18/10/2021 at 06:43 #141914
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Jsun in post 141908 said:
One car bracketed by two engines makes me think it was a PTC test train. Turned a nice easy day into a nightmare.
Don't know what you mean by "PTC", but there were two passenger cars between the two locos and it was the daily train 822 from Fort Worth to Oklahoma City - 110 passengers and crew on board.

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Amtrak level crossing collision 18/10/2021 at 07:50 #141915
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Meld in post 141895 said:
Or as the Boss would say 'Just another normal day in American railroading'
It’s a shame Jersey Mike isn’t around here any more, he’d be along any minute to tell us how American level crossings are much safer than our terrible amateurish British ones.

Last edited: 18/10/2021 at 07:50 by Ron_J
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Amtrak level crossing collision 18/10/2021 at 08:47 #141917
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Ron_J in post 141915 said:
Meld in post 141895 said:
Or as the Boss would say 'Just another normal day in American railroading'
It’s a shame Jersey Mike isn’t around here any more, he’d be along any minute to tell us how American level crossings are much safer than our terrible amateurish British ones.
ROFL

Passed the age to be doing 'Spoon Feeding' !!!
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Amtrak level crossing collision 22/10/2021 at 02:27 #141979
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Well I missed that somehow.
PTC is positive train control, essentially combining PSR enforcement, stop signal protection and temporary speed restriction enforcement. I operate trains in NYC so I've only seen Amtrak trains this short as test trains.

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Amtrak level crossing collision 22/10/2021 at 17:39 #141992
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clive in post 141914 said:
Jsun in post 141908 said:
One car bracketed by two engines makes me think it was a PTC test train. Turned a nice easy day into a nightmare.
Don't know what you mean by "PTC", but there were two passenger cars between the two locos and it was the daily train 822 from Fort Worth to Oklahoma City - 110 passengers and crew on board.
And it's always been short, well maybe 3 cars at times, not just a COVID thing.

Ron_J in post 141915 said:
It’s a shame Jersey Mike isn’t around here any more, he’d be along any minute to tell us how American level crossings are much safer than our terrible amateurish British ones.
Ah, that was the name I was trying to recall - even though I should have remembered there is a sandwich chain (like Subway) called Jersey Mike's Subs! He does have some interesting YouTube videos though.

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Last edited: 22/10/2021 at 17:39 by GeoffM
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