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Date: 11/25/18 07:52
VIA 15 has derailed in Halifax
Author: ghCBNS

No passengers aboard. It was being turned prior to its 1pm departure to Montreal and had just come off the loop at the Container Terminal

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Date: 11/25/18 08:08
Re: VIA 15 has derailed in Halifax
Author: ghCBNS

Another Facebook photo posted....and it looks like it was heading towards the loop track.

From Global News Hfx:

https://globalnews.ca/news/4696722/via-rail-train-derails-halifax/



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/25/18 12:04 by ghCBNS.



Date: 11/25/18 16:02
Re: VIA 15 has derailed in Halifax
Author: joemvcnj

Looks like the rear truck of the 2nd car did not want to take the diverging switch. 
(Should have bought Peco rather than Atlas).



Date: 11/25/18 17:07
Re: VIA 15 has derailed in Halifax
Author: cn6218

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> Looks like the rear truck of the 2nd car did not
> want to take the diverging switch. 

There's something fishy going on there.  Even before the rear of the train was pulled back, the target of the crossover switch on the north track (far right in the photo) was showing green.  These are "run-through" switches, although they haven't actually been used that way for a number of years (too much trouble to maintain them).  But in this case, the engineer would have lined the switch before making the facing point movement.  

GTD



Date: 11/26/18 16:41
Re: VIA 15 has derailed in Halifax
Author: tomstp

Unusual to see that configuration of engine that many tracks over.



Date: 11/26/18 19:30
Re: VIA 15 has derailed in Halifax
Author: cn6218

Latest word is that Wednesday's 14 out of Montreal will have the Budd equipment.

GTD



Date: 11/26/18 20:54
Re: VIA 15 has derailed in Halifax
Author: DrawingroomA

cn6218 Wrote:
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> Latest word is that Wednesday's 14 out of Montreal
> will have the Budd equipment.
>
> GTD

Reservia is now showing that. Despite the "VIA40" discount that is supposed to be available until midnight, Reservia would not give this discount when I checked it at 23:20. 



Date: 11/30/18 05:39
Re: VIA 15 has derailed in Halifax
Author: DrawingroomA

Wednesday's #14 with a Budd consist encountered delays. Although it was early into Sainte Foy, departure was 2 1/2 hours late. Arrival in Halifax was 6 1/2 hours late at 00:18.



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