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MetrolinK #861

 

MetroLink#861

On it's way for repair! Past MP198.25 South of Conroe, Tx Northbound on UP Palestine Sub.



January 28, 2000 A Truck with oversize load from Texas got stuck on crossing In LA County in the city of Glendale..The apparatus on truck was for a refinery. Truck had required pilot cars AND police escort!! Crash involved Metrolink Train 901 led by #861 Locomotive. Los Angeles area commuter Metrolink F59PH


Official NTSB Investigation Report With Incredible Photos Here
    

Some additional photos of 861 after the incident can be seen here:


http://www.trainweb.org/mpa/000309.html
    

The unit is presumably on its way to be fixed...somewhere. How Austin figures into the delivery route, I'm not sure. Metrolink has at least one other wrecked unit (865 - collided with a BNSF intermodal

(Update Jan. 2001 #861 was returned to LA, Ca. and is presumably back in service)



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