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Metrolink train vs. dump truck

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Blackwolf

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Looks like MetroLink just did their first "live" test of the new Rotem cars. I shiver to think of how different this would have been if it was a Bombardier cab car leading, with the operator sitting right where the impact was.
 

Rob_C

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Wow. Good on Rotem. It did what it was supposed to do. As advertised.
 

trainfan969

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Now that I think of it, this is the second accident in the past six months involving a cabcar. Last August Metrolink 102 struck a truck and the Rotem cabcar fared well in that incident.

Video of the train: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V-ZqnIPGzo

The Bombardier car right behind it didn't fare as well.
 
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