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19 Mar 99

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USA: Long Island RR crossing smash


A passenger train collided with a truck on a rail crossing at Glen Cove NY on Wednesday March 17, 1999.

In a macabrely similar incident to the 'City of New Orleans' disaster, just 36 hours later a flat-bed truck drove onto the crossing where it was struck by a Long Island RR commuter train.

The truck was carrying an excavator when it "bottomed out" on the crossing. The 5 car passenger train was not derailed. It had between 50 and 70 passengers on board. There are no reports of injuries.

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A Big Rig Stuck, Struck on LIRR
New York Daily News 18/03/99

Vehicles on Tracks a Train Problem
AP/Yahoo

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