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Do derailments happen often?


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Derailments happen,but not as often as they did back in the 70s and 80s.A few factors can cause a derailment,such as a broken rail,Speeding through sharp curves,Truck malfunction or a track switch being stuck half way through and the train proceeds through it.

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If they do, what causes them? I'm asking, because derailments seem very serious and dangerous to me. How do they put the train back on the tracks?

 

they do not put the train back on track. if its on grade level or on an elevated track they bring a crane in to take the derailed cars out of the scene. if its underground they tow the train out slowly and try to either put it back on the track or dig a hole in the street and take the cars out by crane like the incident that happened on the (6) at hunts point in the '90's they had to pull the train out by crane.

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Most of the time, they certainly do put the train back on track.

 

I think what he means is that how do threy put it back on the tracks if its underground? Or even on elevated parts?

 

(BTW was that sarcasm lol)

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they do not put the train back on track. if its on grade level or on an elevated track they bring a crane in to take the derailed cars out of the scene. if its underground they tow the train out slowly and try to either put it back on the track or dig a hole in the street and take the cars out by crane like the incident that happened on the (6) at hunts point in the '90's they had to pull the train out by crane.

 

They have to put the train on the track before they tow it.

 

It is very rare that a derailed train is not rerailed...and if that's the case it means it is a very serious derailment and something ELSE needs to happen. Sometimes derailments have underlying mechanical roots which must be solved before the car can move again (bound up bearings, etc.)

 

There are several methods that can be used to rerail a train. Depends on the nature and severity of the derailment as well as the train's location.

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They have to put the train on the track before they tow it.

 

It is very rare that a derailed train is not rerailed...and if that's the case it means it is a very serious derailment and something ELSE needs to happen. Sometimes derailments have underlying mechanical roots which must be solved before the car can move again (bound up bearings, etc.)

 

There are several methods that can be used to rerail a train. Depends on the nature and severity of the derailment as well as the train's location.

that is mostly true, they have too re railthe car so they can take it back too the yard too do more work or an investigation. unless the truck is mostly damaged or the train is too messed up too move
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They have to put the train on the track before they tow it.

 

It is very rare that a derailed train is not rerailed...and if that's the case it means it is a very serious derailment and something ELSE needs to happen. Sometimes derailments have underlying mechanical roots which must be solved before the car can move again (bound up bearings, etc.)

 

There are several methods that can be used to rerail a train. Depends on the nature and severity of the derailment as well as the train's location.

 

So hypothetically speaking, a (G) train derails north of Fulton St (random line and random location). Its nothing major, so how do they put it back on the tracks?

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So hypothetically speaking, a (G) train derails north of Fulton St (random line and random location). Its nothing major, so how do they put it back on the tracks?

 

ive heard that the workers use a jack you know like a car jack? to put the train back on tracks. they lift the car up and turn the onto the track so the car can move again.

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that is mostly true, they have too re railthe car so they can take it back too the yard too do more work or an investigation. unless the truck is mostly damaged or the train is too messed up too move

 

So then how is that "mostly" true if that's exactly what I already said?

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During the Astor Place Flood of Saturday 14 July-Friday 20 July 1956, the TA used a ten car train, brought up from the south. This train gradually pulled the first two stranded cars [which had remained on the level] and the third car [which had dived into the washout] to safety. Now came the fun. Car 6554 was in a position which had it down in approximately 7 feet of water and up within approximately 6 inches of the tunnel roof which had 18 inch crossbeams. A work train, powered by 4 motor cars was orderd down from the north. A huge chain, 30 feet long, was rigged to car 6554 and the motorman turned on the power and the chain tightened. Not only did it hold as engines groaned and the work train slowly, but relentlessly pull at the half-drowned IRT car , but within 15 seconds, the car was out of the water, off the warped tracks and back on the level.

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ive heard that the workers use a jack you know like a car jack? to put the train back on tracks. they lift the car up and turn the onto the track so the car can move again.

 

The jack only lifts the body from the truck....after that you can possibly rerail the truck with air bag....has not happen in a while ...most cases it is lifted back with a crane.

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