Runaway Railcar Damages Utica, NY Union Station


Engineers and others were trying to determine how much damage was done to Union Station a day after a rail car careening through the city Tuesday evening damaged a display steam engine and  the tower that supports the station’s pedestrian bridge near the tracks.

A rail car somehow got away from where it should have been and went down Schuyler Street before hitting the old locomotive, said Melanie Boyer, a spokeswoman for the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway.

The rail car, which was carrying plastic pellets, was traveling on the New York, Susquehanna and Western’s line, which connects to a CSX line.

When the runaway train car hit the antique locomotive, the stationary train display crashed into Union Station near a pedestrian bridge that is part of the building, the Utica Observer-Dispatch reported. A large section of a station wall appeared to have been broken off.

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