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Trains that are powered electrically can be powered in one of a few different ways.  They may receive power from overhead lines, or they can be powered from an electrified rail on the tracks.   508 more words

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Theater Review | THE NIGHT ALIVE by Conor McPherson at Third Rail

“What’s going on?”

A simple question you would think, and one asked several times (and sung once on the soundtrack, care of Marvin Gaye) over the course of Conor McPherson’s latest play THE NIGHT ALIVE, now receiving a wonderfully tuned production at… 1,312 more words

Final NTSB briefing on Metro-North crash reveals heroic actions of engineer

VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say the train involved in the deadly New York crash was penetrated by twelve 39-foot sections of electrified “third rail.” 129 more words

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Did the electrified third rail make train wreck deadlier?

VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — It was a hellish scenario investigators had never seen before: 400 feet of electrified third rail snapped into 40-foot pieces and speared a commuter train during a fiery collision with an SUV. 815 more words

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NTSB announces latest from from Metro-North crash investigation

TARRYTOWN, NY (PIX11) — Less than 48 hours after the worst crash in the history of the Metro-North, the engineer of the train, Steven Smalls, had been released from Westchester Medical Center on Thursday. 442 more words

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