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Old 08-10-2014, 09:04 PM   #1409
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Rescue 911-Episode 116 "Amtrak" (Part 1) ...

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The 1987 Maryland train collision occurred at 1:30 pm on January 4, 1987, on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor main line in the Chase community in eastern Baltimore County, Maryland, United States, at Gunpow Interlocking, about 18 miles (29 km) northeast of Baltimore.. Amtrak train 94, the Colonial (now part of the Northeast Regional, from Washington, D.C., to Boston), crashed into a set of Conrail locomotives running light, and which had fouled the mainline. Train 94's speed at the time of the collision was estimated at about 108 miles per hour (174 km/h).. Four-teen passengers on the Amtrak train were killed, as well as the Amtrak engineer and lounge car attendant...

Amtrak Train 94 (the Colonial) left Washington Union Station at 12:30 pm (Eastern time) for Boston South Station. The train had 12 cars and was filled with travelers returning from the holiday season to their homes and schools for the 2nd semester of the year.. 2 AEM-7 locomotives, numbered 900 and 903, led the train; #903 was the lead locomotive. The engineer was 35-year-old Jerome Evans..Ricky Lynn Gates, a Penn Central and Conrail engineer since 1973, was operating a trio of Conrail freight locomotives (all GE B36-7 models) light (without freight cars) from Conrail's Bayview Yard just east of Baltimore bound for Enola Yard near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania...

Ricky Lynn Gates, a Penn Central and Conrail engineer since 1973, was operating a trio of Conrail freight locomotives (all GE B36-7 models) light (without freight cars) from Conrail's Bayview Yard just east of Baltimore bound for Enola Yard near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania..Gates and his brakeman, Edward "Butch" Cromwell, were also smoking a marijuana cigarette.. Marijuana can alter one's sense of time and impair the ability to perform tasks that require concentration Gates was later determined to have violated several signal and operating rules, including a failure to properly test his cab signals as required before departure from Bayview..One of Amtrak's AEM-7s, #900, was buried under the wreckage, while the lead locomotive, #903, ended up among some trees on the west side of the right of way. Several Budd Company Amfleet cars were piled up, with some crushed under the pile..Most of the dead were on Amtrak car #21236..With a total passenger load of about 600 people, there was a great deal of confusion after the collision. Witnesses and neighbors ran to the smoking train and helped remove injured and dazed passengers, even before the first emergency vehicles could arrive at the location...Some of the "Good Samaritans" who lived close by and helped pull passengers out immediately after the collision were later invited to the White House and their efforts
acknowledged by President Ronald...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1987_Ma...rain_collision
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-29544064
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