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Red Line train derails in South Boston yard

The front wheels of a Red Line car came off the rails in a mishap yesterday at the MBTA's Cabot Yard in South Boston.

According to an initial internal account, a driver was moving four cars:

Train was making a move out of 8 south of the car house when it picked up a metal grate and dragged it. Knocking over the 3rd rail. Cabot Yardmaster reports that truck #1 of 1741 is off the rail.

1741 and the three other cars are some of the older cars on the Red Line, initially put into service in the late 1980s.

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At some point you have to think they're doing it on purpose.

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I need to see the T interpreted as a Broadway production, this just screams musical theater now.

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which looks like it is returning to The Rockwell in Davis Square in September: https://tthemusical.ticketspice.com/t-an-mbta-musical-at-the-rockwell

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Think you smart? Let's see how smart you are off the track, tough guy.

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They appear to be focusing on the critical "Best Beaches in New England" issue.

You are missing a big one Adam.

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They're sure not getting a lot of use out of that "Days Since Last Train Where No Train Should Be" signboard.

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The "0" is practically burned out. Knowing the MBTA it will burn out explosively, starting a train fire.

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The age of the car doesn't matter much if the cause was running over a metal grate.

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I added that just to let folks know which type of car it was.

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Even if the Metal grate is part of the infrastructure. How was it allowed to protrude in such way to became encumbered on a rail car.

Train was making a move out of 8 south of the car house when it picked up a metal grate and dragged it.

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