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Re: Malbone Street Wreck


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Posted by Will Suphan on Wednesday, November 2nd 2022:

In Reply to: Re: Malbone Street Wreck posted by Matty from Flatbush on Wednesday, November 2nd 2022:

That is correct. Several factors are blamed. The train operator was new and lightly trained. He had been moved up from a lesser position. The one that stood out to me was the alignment of the cars. Some cars were designed to drive the train and some were lighter cars that served only as passenger compartments so to speak. The motorman would at the end of the line simple take a control device/mechanism and remove it from the front car and move it to the back car for the return trip. Two light cars were not supposed to be hooked to each other but that's what happened and the train was too light to hold the track as it took the turn at too high a speed. A number of signals were set wrong, etc.

Reference ID: BK96955



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