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Source: Two Amtrak Workers Dead After Train Crashes In Chester; Service Suspended
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KingCoal
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Source: Two Amtrak Workers Dead After Train Crashes In Chester; Service Suspended
 
« on: Apr 3rd, 2016, 11:03am »
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Amtrak says a train traveling from New York to Savannah, Georgia has derailed in Chester, Delaware County.
 
The accident was reported around 8 a.m. Sunday near Booth Street on the Palmetto train 89.
 
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/04/03/amtrak-train-derails-in-chester-service-suspended/?cid=facebook_CBS_Philly
 
According to Amtrak, the train struck a a backhoe that was on the tracks causing the the lead engine to derail.
 
(credit: Glen Hills, Brooklyn, New York)
(credit: Glen Hills, Brooklyn, New York)


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Re: Source: Two Amtrak Workers Dead After Train Crashes In Chester; Service Suspended
 
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News bits I have seen say NTB is on it, uncertainty as to why the backhoe was on the tracks, and whether the AMTRAKer was on the right track...
 
One picture I saw showed a passenger car (#1 behind the power) had a big hole punched in it at window-height.


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