Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Trouble on the Tracks in Fitchburg

An MBTA commuter rail locomotive went of the rails at the end of the line in Fitchburg Tuesday evening after the train failed to stop due to "slippery conditions".

According to MBTA officials, the incident happened around 8 p.m. during the height of Tuesday night's snowstorm. 

The train was traveling at a low speed (less than 10 Mph) when it entered the station but ended up hitting the railroad bumper at the end of the tracks. These bumpers are meant to stop a train in instances like this. Luckily the bumper did its job and only the locomotive came off the tracks. 

About 40 people were on the train at the time of the accident, but no serious injuries were reported. 

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