Vandals Try To Derail Cape Cod Railroad

News or chat about railroad info that pertains to the entire United States, another state, or country.

Vandals Try To Derail Cape Cod Railroad

Unread postby trainjunkie47 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:58 am

Vandals Try To Derail Cape Cod Railroad Train With Concrete Blocks On Tracks
January 9th, 2020.....WBZ CBS Boston

BOURNE (CBS) – Someone tried to derail a Cape Cod Central Railroad train Thursday morning, according to Massachusetts State Police.

They said a vandal pushed five large concrete blocks on the tracks in Bourne overnight hoping to damage an oncoming train. Police said the train was going slow enough when the operator saw the blocks just before 9 a.m. and was able to stop in time. No one was hurt. Some of the blocks weigh about 200 pounds, police said.

“If he hadn’t seen it and we were going along a little faster, it was on a switch, it definitely could have caused a problem,” said Chris Podgurski of Cape Rail.

The railroad is the way most of the garbage is removed from Cape Cod, but it’s not just a the trash train using the tracks. The same company operates a dinner train and a Christmas village train, as part of the Cape Cod Canal holiday celebration.

“This is something that contributes to the economic development of the community,” said Marie Oliva of the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce.

State transportation officials told WBZ-TV the concrete was used to secure a tent that was part of the holiday event. Surveillance video shows the person rolling the massive pieces of concrete to the tracks.

Anyone with information is asked to call State Police.

Video included here at this link: https://boston.cbslocal.com/2020/01/09/bourne-cape-cod-canal-train-derailment-attempt-massachusetts-state-police/?fbclid=IwAR1skGGIMESCG8ZzL7YqPWjoQR9P7hbGyCD3dliXhhR6an4xcsbCpNLEojc
User avatar
trainjunkie47
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 1660
Joined: Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:38 pm
Location: Royal Oak, Michigan

Re: Vandals Try To Derail Cape Cod Railroad

Unread postby ConrailDetr​oit » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:58 am

Instead of Vandalism, could this be considered Domestic Terrorism?
ConrailDetr​oit
Railroadfan...fan
 
Posts: 4731
Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:04 pm
Location: Detroit


Return to National / Other States Talk

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

x