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Date: 12/17/18 12:48
Cascades Train 516 Derailed at Vancouver, B.C.
Author: MarionLinn

Amtrak 516 derailed 3 cars at Vancouver, B.C. while making a reverse movement toward the passenger station today.  104 passengers on board.  Cars 7417, 7418 and 7419 reported derailed, upright and leaning toward freight equipment on adjacent track.  Train is due into Vancouver at 11:45 a.m.  Mt. Olympus trainset. 



Date: 12/17/18 18:00
Re: Cascades Train 516 Derailed at Vancouver, B.C.
Author: amtrak34east

At least it wasn't as bad as the accident I was involved in, that happened one year ago tomorrow. I do admit though, the asphalt on I-5 tasted better then the coffee they served in the hospitals I was in due to said accident. 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/17/18 18:01 by amtrak34east.



Date: 12/17/18 18:28
Re: Cascades Train 516 Derailed at Vancouver, B.C.
Author: joemvcnj

Did it pick the switch points ?

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Date: 12/17/18 19:17
Re: Cascades Train 516 Derailed at Vancouver, B.C.
Author: jp1822

Has there been any movement or follow-up on the State of Washington or Oregon buying the former Wisconsin Talgos that are now stored at Beech Grove? Maybe a lease arrangement? They'd likely have to have some interior modifications for similar Pacific Northwest operation. 



Date: 12/17/18 22:39
Re: Cascades Train 516 Derailed at Vancouver, B.C.
Author: thaddeh

amtrak34east Wrote:
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> At least it wasn't as bad as the accident I was
> involved in, that happened one year ago tomorrow.
> I do admit though, the asphalt on I-5 tasted
> better then the coffee they served in the
> hospitals I was in due to said accident. 

Hear hear. I-5 never felt so soft either.



Date: 12/17/18 22:41
Re: Cascades Train 516 Derailed at Vancouver, B.C.
Author: thaddeh

jp1822 Wrote:
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> Has there been any movement or follow-up on the
> State of Washington or Oregon buying the former
> Wisconsin Talgos that are now stored at Beech
> Grove? Maybe a lease arrangement? They'd likely
> have to have some interior modifications for
> similar Pacific Northwest operation. 

Word around Holgate St was that WSDOT put the kibosh on those trains coming here. I have also heard that they lack lavatories.



Date: 12/18/18 06:13
Re: Cascades Train 516 Derailed at Vancouver, B.C.
Author: joemvcnj

I can't imagine they would build intercity trains without bathrooms. 



Date: 12/18/18 07:43
Re: Cascades Train 516 Derailed at Vancouver, B.C.
Author: jst3751

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> I can't imagine they would build intercity trains
> without bathrooms. 

If politicians were involved...



Date: 12/18/18 09:01
Re: Cascades Train 516 Derailed at Vancouver, B.C.
Author: kevink

Says right here that the Wisconsin Talgos were equipped with wheelchair accessible washrooms: https://wisarp.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/talgo-facts.pdf
 



Date: 12/19/18 22:00
Re: Cascades Train 516 Derailed at Vancouver, B.C.
Author: AMTKHogger

Talgo Series 6 and Series 8 trainsets don't meet minimum crash standards.  This became public during the NTSB hearing in July.  The FRA had a difficult time explaining why they granted the waivers in the first place.  My understanding is that the FRA has learned from their mistake and is refusing to grant a waiver for the two trainsets sitting in Beach Grove.  I doubt those trainsets will ever see revenue service.



Date: 12/20/18 05:11
Re: Cascades Train 516 Derailed at Vancouver, B.C.
Author: TAW

AMTKHogger Wrote:
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> Talgo Series 6 and Series 8 trainsets don't meet
> minimum crash standards. 

Series 6 has the same ocnstruction as Series 8. Series 8 was tested at Pueblo and met all the requirements. Now they don't meet crash standards?

How convenient.

TAW



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