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    Train Derails in Sunol, 1 Car Falls Into Creek -214 aboard

    An Altamont Corridor Express train headed for Stockton derailed and crashed into a creek near Polarmes and Niles Canyon roads in Sunol Monday evening.
    At least nine people were injured when the first passenger car overturned and landed in Alameda Creek. The second car also derailed but remained upright.
    Fire officials said everyone has been removed from the train and are being assessed.
    The Alameda County Fire Department said 5 people had minor injuries and four had serious but non-life threatening injuries. More than 200 people were on the train at the time it crashed. The train reportedly hit a fallen tree that was on the tracks.

    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/

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    Heavy rain at time of derailment


    Tree on track or mudslide considered causation at this point


    9 injured


    Passenger bused to fairground nearby


    Train was being pushed as opposed to pulled - first passenger car went into creek


    Another car went off the rail and landed on ground


    Creek flowing very fast


    Creeks running high


    San Jose to Stockton


    Now saying 14 injured 4 serious


    Site near San Francisco (about 45 miles east)


    Ace train


    Services canceled - duration unknown


    NTSB will handle (yea!)


    Train number 10


    Cara flipped - water rising in car fast impacted extraction


    Some walked 2 miles from site before rescue


    3 cars remained on tracks and will be removed first


    Water cold


    Departed at 6:38 local time


    Plunged into rain swollen creek


    Had hard time with rescue water rushing


    total of 5 cars


    Second car "hung over " for a while


    Near Niles canyon road


    Heavily traveled route - folks going to have found another mode of transportation


    More raw video - looks hectic:



    http://abcnews.go.com/US/14-injured-...ry?id=37479333


    http://www.today.com/video/commuter-...s-639341635984


    http://www.cbs8.com/clip/12268971/co...a-at-least-10-


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72HN...371348561.html

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    The daytime pictures should be interesting. What always gets me is how the hell can it take them three hours to get busses there to transport the passengers? It’s the SF Bay Area. They should be able to get busses to anywhere in less then an hour.

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    Train Derails in Sunol, 1 Car Falls Into Creek -214 aboard

    Quote Originally Posted by KaaBoom View Post
    The daytime pictures should be interesting. What always gets me is how the hell can it take them three hours to get busses there to transport the passengers? Its the SF Bay Area. They should be able to get busses to anywhere in less then an hour.
    Sunol is in the mountains. Yes, it's in the Bay, but this is suburbia for sure.

    If this had happened in The City, the response would have been different - no doubt.

    Then again, there wouldn't be a creek to fall into.




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    Quote Originally Posted by kimi_SFC View Post
    Sunol is in the mountains. Yes, it's in the Bay, but this is suburbia for sure.

    If this had happened in The City, the response would have been different - no doubt.

    Then again, it wouldn't be a creek to fall into.

    Yes, I know. Im very familiar with that area. The busses came from Pleasanton, which is about 20 minutes away from Sunol. If there were any traffic issues or something, the police in Pleasanton should have commandeered some busses and escorted them to the scene.

    To me its inexcusable to keep people from a train wreck waiting in the cold for three hours to transport them.

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    This is not too far from me. Just read about it. Scary! We've had alot of rain in the last few days.
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    Train Derails in Sunol, 1 Car Falls Into Creek -214 aboard

    Quote Originally Posted by KaaBoom View Post
    Yes, I know. Im very familiar with that area. The busses came from Pleasanton, which is about 20 minutes away from Sunol. If there were any traffic issues or something, the police in Pleasanton should have commandeered some busses and escorted them to the scene.

    To me its inexcusable to keep people from a train wreck waiting in the cold for three hours to transport them.
    ITA with you there. Railroad Road is a few miles from Niles Canyon Road

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    I really feel for the victims having to walk such a far distance to get to help. This incident needs to be used in order to change the way response is handled in the future.


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    They now seem to think that a mud slide triggered the tree movement. Its a bizire article IMO. It would I think made more sense for a mudslide itself to knock a train off the track.

    I have seen videos where double wide 18 wheelers have almost made it to Mars upon impact!!

    "A" tree!!

    followed a three-day storm that dumped inches of rain across Northern California.

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-bay-area-commuter-train-derailment-20160308-story.html

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    Breaking BIG news!! According to the Washington Post...............

    According to a survivor NO beer was served after the derailment. I am emailing the Senate this moment:

    “They gave us blankets, but no beer.............................................. .....................

    Is that not a hoot !!

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/03/08/federal-investigators-probe-california-train-derailment-that-injured-nine-people/

    ..............................



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    Aerial footage

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ticle29069438/

    conductor flew out of train,

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    Local news says they now think it was mud on the track that caused it rather than a tree. Niles Canyon Road is closed. Have detached front car from the others but have to figure out how to get it out of the water.
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

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    It happened in Niles Canyon between Sunol and Fremont. Fremont is a much bigger city than Pleasanton, and much closer- so that's where any busses should have come from.
    Mudslide eyed in East Bay train derailment

    By Michael Cabanatuan, Evan Sernoffsky and Kale Williams
    Updated 8:02 am, Tuesday, March 8, 2016

    An Altamont Corridor Express train that derailed Monday evening northeast of Fremont, sending nine people to local hospitals, left the tracks because of a mudslide near the rails, officials said Tuesday morning, as crews worked to pull one of the cars from a creek where it came to rest.
    All service on the line, which runs between San Jose and Stockton and carries 5,000 to 6,000 passengers a day, was halted Tuesday and workers from Union Pacific, the company that owns the tracks, were on the scene with heavy equipment and large cranes to pull the submerged car from Alameda Creek, said Francisco Castillo, a spokesman for the rail company. more at link: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/articl...nt-6877068.php
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

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    In a related story a close call for a reporter who was covering the train crash.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KaaBoom View Post
    In a related story a close call for a reporter who was covering the train crash.


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