Amtrak train breaks apart at 125 mph

New York Post – by Danielle Furfaro

A high-speed Amtrak train bound for Penn Station broke apart as it was cruising through Maryland on Tuesday, sources told The Post.

The 2150 Acela was traveling from Washington D.C. to the Big Apple when the incident happened at about 6:30 a.m. The train was traveling at about 125 mph, according to the source.  

“Someone could have been walking through the train when that happened and fell to their death,” said the source.

Amtrak officials confirmed the incident and said there were 52 passengers aboard at the time.

A photo shows the connector between two coupled trains broken and separated. Only the air hoses remained connected between the two cars, which both had passengers in them, said the source.

“There was a lot of sparking and smoking at the head of the train and a lot of bouncing around,” the source said.

A rescue train pulled up next to the crippled Acela and took the passengers to Philadelphia, where they then got other trains to continue on to New York City.

There were no injuries, said Amtrak officials, who added that they are investigating the incident.

“We are currently investigating the cause of the car separation, inspecting every Acela trainset, and taking any necessary actions to prevent a reoccurrence,” said Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams.

The incident happened just two days after an Amtrak train traveling through South Carolina slammed into the back of a freight train, killing two workers. And last week, an Amtrak train carrying several members of Congress slammed into a garbage truck in Virginia.

https://nypost.com/2018/02/06/amtrak-train-breaks-apart-at-125-mph/

9 thoughts on “Amtrak train breaks apart at 125 mph

  1. Pathetically, a German conglomerate called Bombardier-Alstom built these locomotives, America again, takes a back stage. (Acela high speed locomotive)

    Joe Biden helped facilitate this treason.

  2. What the fk is going on here…?

    Three slamtrack crashes in a month.

    Sea-Tac…a garbage truck…and now this.

    There’s an unspoken word here.

    Use Greyhound. ..

    At least the greyhound bus might run away evading a police chase.

    But at least it won’t crash into another train or garbage truck and derail.

        1. Lol
          I guess it was a stupid question
          I’ve never rode Amtrak or Greyhound
          Wasn’t sure if the TItSnAss zombies were deployed yet sticking their hands down our shorts at these depots

          If it’s still a situation where I could CC “legal” or otherwise
          It’s a consideration
          Still rather drive myself

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