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Old 12-11-2007, 09:15 AM
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From what I can tell, they are saying the coal train derailment that hit the Light Rail train happened at about 0615... I was just north of it and got on the trail at 0544 at Littleton Downtown. Which means it was the C train right behind mine... YOIKS! (there would have been a D train between us, so the gap was a lot more than I thought...)

Glad no one was hurt, it could've been SO much worse. FWIW, I saw that coal train pass going south. One of the locomotives was TFM, the Mexican national rail line (on lease no doubt). I thought, "gee, kinda like the Mexican trucks that can pass the border now, but are not held to the same safety standards?" Almost mentioned it to a fellow passenger.

Guess we will see if that was involved in the cause of the derailment...

[Edit: corrected the times, what was I thinking? zzzzzzzzzzzz]
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:19 AM
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I was on N.B. Sante Fe when the emergency vehicles arrived on-scene, about 10 cars back. My eyes bugged out when I saw the Light Rail was not on the tracks! The looks on their faces were somewhat comical ("what happened?"), and I'm glad nobody was hurt.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:18 AM
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From what I can tell, they are saying the coal train derailment that hit the Light Rail train happened at about 0630... that can't be, I was just north of it and got on the trail at 0644 at Littleton Downtown. Which means it was the train right behind mine... YOIKS!

Glad no one was hurt, it could've been SO much worse. FWIW, I saw that coal train pass going south. One of the locomotives was TFM, the Mexican national rail line (on lease no doubt). I thought, "gee, kinda like the Mexican trucks that can pass the border now, but are not held to the same safety standards?" Almost mentioned it to a fellow passenger.

Guess we will see if that was involved in the cause of the derailment...
Glad you are safe Bill!
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:04 PM
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Now I would tell my wife that what saved me was just plain ol' "good clean married livin". She still would have freaked out. That was a close call Bill. See, the cruiser er truck gods are with you.
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:43 PM
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I was a half hour ahead of it, as it turns out. The minitruck angels were with me.
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