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From: "Paul R DOT Tupaczewski" paultup AT comcast DOT net
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 11:38:42 -0500
Subject: RE: (erielack) X-51 and CX-99
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I'm afraid Tommy is right on this one. It was in March of 1973. Here's a
shot of CX-99's leader, the 3305, at Croxton after the wreck. If memory
serves me, miraculously the CX-99's crew survived by ducking to the floor
just before impact.

- Paul

> Prior to summer 1971 but I do not know how much prior.
> Bruce Breeman
> On 12/21/2012 8:13 AM, tommy meehan wrote:
> > This is how I saw this accident described by someone who was working
> > for EL at the time (1973-74?).
> >
> > On the morning in question, there was very heavy fog in the Ramapo
> > Valley and the engineer on X-51 lost track of where he was. He ran
> > through the dwarf at NJ coming off Track 2, went through the
> > crossover, and then came to a stop on the single track. CX-99 was
> > already closing in on Track 1 at 60 mph and his green signal dropped
> > to red in his face. No way he could stop in time.
> >
> > The rest is history. Bad day!
> >
> > tommy meehan


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